Overworked and underfunded was the position the Office of Special Counsel found itself in last year. But the OSC has grown stronger and more productive by switching how it manages its cases. Mediation, or alternative dispute resolution, is the new strategy, and it’s helped clear through cases both faster and cheaper.
Tim McManus — Vice President for Education and Outreach, Partnership for Public Service
The Pathways Program, which launched last month, is designed to make it easier for federal agencies to bring in fresh talent.
The Partnership for Public Service is launching a series of workshops and other planning sessions this to help agencies develop their own Pathways strategies.
Tim McManus, the vice president for education and outreach at the Partnership for Public Service, joins In Depth to discuss the workshops and how they’ll help agencies eventually build a pipeline to new talent.
Andrew Borg — Research Director for the Mobility Center of Excellence, Aberdeen Group
Your agency’s bring-your-own-device (BYOD) initiatives are supposed to offer more productivity and lower mobility costs. But a study by the Aberdeen Group found BYOD can actually increase an organization’s operational costs by up to 33 percent. That means it’s time to find a business rationale that doesn’t make BYOD a waste of money.
Andrew Borg, the research director for the Mobility Center of Excellence at the Aberdeen Group, discusses the recent study.
Peter Swire — law professor at Ohio State University and a Senior Fellow at the Center for American Progress
Every agency to some extent has to deal with privacy issues. But whether it’s surveillance drones or migrant-worker records, the federal government doesn’t have a central authority on privacy law that every agency can turn to for guidance.
Peter Swire, a law professor at Ohio State University and a senior fellow at the Center for American Progress, is the former chief privacy counselor for the Office of Management and Budget.
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