No pulse, no pay: How the 'Do Not Pay' list will work

Vice President Joe Biden announced today that a governmentwide Do Not Pay List is being created to track debarred contractors, deceased individuals and others ineligible for federal payments.

DFAS halts policy that fired employees over credit scores

Following a congressional inquiry, the Defense Finance and Accounting Service on March 30 announced that it would temporarily shelve a policy that suspended or terminated DFAS employees who posted low credit scores.

USCIS saves $600K through videoconferencing

The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services agency is saving $600,000 a year by moving its employee training sessions online.

USCIS saves $600K through videoconferencing

The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services agency is saving $600,000 a year by moving its employee training sessions online.

Younger workforce can motivate agency leaders to embrace new technologies

The latest in technology is creeping into federal agencies, and a younger workforce will be holding the door open for it.

Cloud & Infrastructure

Feds look for their avatars in 3-D

The Agriculture Department plans to acquire software that agencies across government can use to build its own virtual world for collaboration and training.

Cloud & Infrastructure

Snowfuggedaboudit: Practical experience reveals telework isn't as easy as it sounds

Althogh this winter's record-breaking mid-Atlantic snowfall provided the perfect opportunity for telework to prove itself, some who tried it found that it's easier said than done.

Will telework gain traction after record snowfalls?

The heavy snows of the past week should put a greater commitment to telework on the government’s front burner, to judge from the comments posted to our coverage. But many seem to fear that entrenched opposition will cause any push toward telework to fade as quickly as the snow.

OPM's Berry discusses telework during government shutdowns

OPM Director John Berry fielded questions about telework during an online chat session today and said he was optimistic that the blizzard experience would drive home to agency leaders the importance of making telework possible.

Cloud & Infrastructure

Government re-opens while feds talk telework in aftermath of blizzard

Now that severe weather in the nation's capital and elsewhere have provided ample opportunities for testing continuity-of-operations plans, federal employees have some thoughts.

Teleworkers get the job done with a BlackBerry and car charger

It's a worst-case scenario for teleworkers — being caught in a blizzard with no electricity — but they find a lifeline in the form of their smart phone and a car charger.

Certifications: A false sense of security

FCW readers say a certification program is not the answer to the federal government's concerns about cybersecurity.

D.C. snow day could be telework learning experience

The unexpected closure of federal offices in Washington D.C. today could be a day for learning the ins and outs of successful teleworking, suggests the director of a teleworking group.

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