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“Wanna” Hear Some Good News? We Go Above and Beyond to Secure Our Solutions

“Wanna” Hear Some Good News? We Go Above and Beyond to Secure Our Solutions
Author: Sudeep Dharan / Release Date: 18-May-2017
“WannaCry” has certainly lived up to its name, as the ransomware attack has impacted 200,000 computers in more than 150 countries – and counting. Renault, FedEx, Britain’s National Health Service and the Russian Interior Ministry have been reported as among the victims.... [+] Read More

How Federal Agencies Can Achieve “Must-Do” Performance Objectives

How Federal Agencies Can Achieve “Must-Do” Performance Objectives
Author: Sean Osborne / Release Date: 08-May-2017
A memo released this month from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has emerged as Topic A within federal personnel departments: In providing guidance to satisfy the requirements of President Trump’s hiring freeze and reorganization, the 14-page document calls for agencies to adopt policies and practices which will increase efficiencies, eliminate duplicative and non-essential functions, improve information-sharing and more effectively deploy and consolidate technology.... [+] Read More

The time for your agency is now -- secure, automated federal performance management is here

The time for your agency is now -- secure, automated federal performance management is here
Author: Joe Abusamra / Release Date: 12-Apr-2017
Talk is cheap. Easier said than done. In today’s chaotic world, these sayings describe many things.
Right now, we’re talking about federal performance management.... [+] Read More

A GovLoop Industry Perspective -- Automated and Data-driven Federal Performance Management

A GovLoop Industry Perspective -- Automated and Data-driven Federal Performance Management
Author: Joe Abusamra / Release Date: 07-Apr-2017
Too much paper work. No automation, no efficient processes, too much time. A managerial and and employee nightmare. The above statements summarize the state of federal performance management for too many agencies.
And these granular issues lead to a cycle of problems, from employee engagement to morale to career development.... [+] Read More

Time to Step Up: Pay for Performance Emerging as Key Federal Agency Improvement Tool

Time to Step Up: Pay for Performance Emerging as Key Federal Agency Improvement Tool
Author: Joe Abusamra / Release Date: 22-Feb-2017
It’s safe to say that there’s a “whole lotta shakin' goin' on” in Washington these days. And a number of developments in particular brings great potential to significantly elevate the government’s positive impact by closely tying the pay of federal employees – and even job security – to their performance.... [+] Read More

DoD's "New Beginnings" -- Enhanced Engagement and Performance Management

DoD's "New Beginnings" -- Enhanced Engagement and Performance Management
Author: Joe Abusamra / Release Date: 16-Feb-2017
The Department of Defense (DoD) is implementing "New Beginnings," a collaborative labor-management effort to improve HR practices and policies in DoD. In a phased approach, DoD is implementing the enterprise-wide DoD Performance Management and Appraisal Program, "which will help foster a cultural change that encourages employee engagement, on-going communication, on-going employee recognition and accountability."... [+] Read More

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