The Army Reserve has what it calls a classic out-of-balance problem. It has far more entry-level enlisted personnel and officers than it needs and too few midgrade soldiers. Federal News Radio’s Jared Serbu has more on how the Reserve is trying to manage its personnel on what officials call “shifting sands.”
Who likes paperwork? If you’re in the Navy, you’ve got a new way to complain about it and offer fixes. A website dedicated to reducing administrative distractions, or RAD, welcomes ideas from junior sailors through commanders. In its first month, the RAD initiative has collected thousands of tips. Now project leaders are searching for solutions to the biggest administrative headaches. Rear Adm. Herman Shelanski is the team leader.
Davita Vance-Cooks Public Printer Government Printing Office
The Government Printing Office has been on a long-term shift away from ink-on-paper to digital documents delivered over the Internet. For a year, it lacked a Senate-confirmed leader. But Davita Vance-Cooks was finally confirmed this month as the 27th Public Printer of the United States.
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Tom Temin is the host of The Federal Drive, which airs from 6-8 a.m. on 1500 AM in the Washington, D.C. region and online everywhere. Tom has 30 years experience in journalism, mostly in technology markets. Before coming to Federal News Radio, he was a long-serving editor-in-chief of Government Computer News and Washington Technology magazines.