Appealing to a federal employee’s public service motivation has been a tactic for federal managers for a long time. But several recent studies have shown that may be counterproductive — or at least, that it’s more effective when it comes from coworkers than from supervisors. Steve Kelman, former administrator at the Office of Federal Procurement Policy and now a professor at Harvard University, recently wrote a commentary about this issue in Federal Computer World and joins In Depth to talk about the new findings.
Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton — Congresswoman, D-D.C.
Our coverage of the shakeup at the General Services Administration continues with an interview with Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton, D-D.C., about her participation in recent congressional hearings. She told In Depth Producer Beth Reardon the fault my lie primarily with the structure of management and one regional commissioner in particular.
Bill Parker — Center Director, Acquisition and Program Management, Defense Acquisition University
Affordability and efficiency are two of the most popular words buzzing around the Pentagon’s budget right now. On May 1, the Defense Acquisition University’s Industry Day will try to tackle both issues. Bill Parker from DAU tells In Depth about the event agenda and objectives.
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Rep. Jeff Denham — Congressman, R-Calif.
In Depth talks to Rep. Jeff Denham, R-Calif., about his fiery exchanges with GSA officials in our continuing coverage of the shakeup at the agency. He tells Francis Rose the GSA needs to “justify its existence.”