diversity

  • OPM wants to settle the fed salary debate

    Director John Berry has asked federal and private sector experts to come up with a formula to compare public and private sector salaries. He says the government has a perception problem that needs to be fixed. Two senators introduce provisions to freeze federal pay and the number of employees.

  • OPM evaluates agency hiring of vets, disabled

    OPM Deputy Director Christine Griffin has an update on the effort increase diversity at your agency.

  • Report: military leadership too white and too male

    The U.S. military is too white and too male at the top and needs to change recruiting and promotion policies and lift its ban on women in combat, an independent report for Congress said Monday. We learn more from Retired Air Force Gen. Lester Lyles, chair of the Military Leadership Diversity Commission.

  • How to bring diversity to military leadership

    Greg Jacob, policy director at the Service Women Action Network, says to create a level playing field in the military women need to be in combat.

  • Low number of Latinos gives urgency to diversity initiative

    The latest OPM report on Latinos in the federal government shows no improvement in 2009 and 2010. They remain the most underrepresented racial and ethnic group in the federal workforce, making up eight percent of employees. OPM has convened a council to recommend improvements.

  • CHCO Council rallies around USAJobs

    Agency chief human capital officers showed support for the latest version of the federal jobs website despite its rocky launch. They thanked the Office of Personnel Management for frequent updates on fixes. The council gathered Tuesday for its annual public meeting.

  • New strategy gives agencies a “springboard” for increasing diversity

    Agencies have four months to develop diversity and inclusion plans under a broad, brief governmentwide strategy released Thursday. Proponents say, by making the President’s Management Council responsible for progress, the strategy will succeed where past measures have failed.

  • Author recounts forgotten history of how women broke government’s glass ceilng

    Lee Stout, the author of A Matter of Simple Justice: A Matter of Simple Justice: The Untold Story of Barbara Hackman Franklin and a Few Good Women joined the Federal Drive with Tom Temin and Emily Kopp to discuss how and when women started to become full members of the federal workforce.

  • Military diversity bill codifies commission’s findings

    Retired Air Force Gen. Lester Lyles said new legislation calling for diversity benchmarks in the military would codify the recommendations of the commission he led in 2011 and would make for a better armed forces.

  • NSA hiring reforms serve as model for government

    Efficient recruitment and hiring practices might seem like a hard get at a high-security agency like NSA. But Kathy Hutson, the director of human resources at the National Security Agency, says the hiring protocols at her agency today demostrate all the reforms the Office of Personnel Management is recommending for the rest of government.