How to Manage Difficult Government Employees

Those responsible for managing government employees often believe they have little or no authority, or the best way (or the least difficult way) to deal with problem employees is to not deal with them. But even one difficult employee can negatively influence efficiency and bring down the morale of a team.

In this 60 minute webinar, PI Fellow Stewart Liff discusses How to Manage Difficult Government Employees and helps viewers learn how to identify and manage difficult government employees and shares:

  • Five warning signs of a difficult employee
  • How to handle difficult government employees
  • What steps you can take to terminate a government employee
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Recovery Act: From Reporting to Managing Performance

It is clear to everyone in the public sector that obtaining funding increases for anything except the most critical of mission objectives, will be near impossible for the foreseeable future. Yet, agencies must continue to deliver excellent service to citizens despite stagnant or reduced budgets. The federal government leadership is being challenged to cut spending and reinvest in areas with greater opportunity. Two of the Federal CIO’s strategies being implemented to deal with this challenge are 1) Move little things to big things and 2) Move big things to little things.

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Automate Budget Performance Reporting with IBM Business

Federal Agency Budget Offices, Program Managers, Operational Managers & Agency CFOs need to have access to vast amounts of financial and non-financial data from across the Agency in order to successfully formulate and submit accurate and timely budgets, as well as publish performance reports with detailed narrative analysis accounting for why and how budget dollars were spent. During this webcast, you will learn how IBM Business Analytics solutions automate the collection, aggregation, validation and publishing of budget and performance reports while enhancing controls and visibility over these critical processes.

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Getting the Most ROI Out of Your Recruitment Strategies

During this 90 minute webinar learn to ensure successful recruiting efforts and a strong ROI for your organization. Led by our Senior Policy Director Jon Desenberg, you will learn the best practices on how to accurately measure your organizations results, utilize the best resources available to choose the right recruitment strategies as well as how to utilize your company’s branding to drive ROI.

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The Critical Need for Improving Process Efficiency in Government

The current economic climate promises to force tighter budgets and strict fiscal policies on Washington. This has prompted the incoming administration to call for programs across the federal government to be streamlined with an eye towards eliminating waste and maximizing resources.

When budgets are shrinking, saving money by maximizing the efficiency of critical operations within an agency or program can make the difference between meeting budgetary demands and cutting services. It is at times when resources are more scarce that efficiency and transparency become more important than ever.

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Solving the Staffing Crisis: Getting the Right Person for the Right Job

In this webinar, you will learn to: Address critical shortages affecting government, including the implementation of ARRA; Conduct critical skills assessments to prioritize workforce gaps and craft effective and appropriate job descriptions; Understand the online behavior of your desired applicants to find them online; Identify appropriate placements to attract the right person for the right job.

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Staffing Up: Innovative Recruitment Strategies to Fill Critical Roles in the Federal Government

Although it has been estimated that over the next ten years a huge portion of the Federal workforce will be retiring and 193,000 mission-critical job vacancies will need to be filled by end of 2009, the current economic outlook will affect the retirement expectations. The Government Accountability Office (GAO) has reported that most federal employees do not retire as soon as they become eligible, and the economic downturn could encourage some to remain on the job until their retirement accounts are replenished. In the current economic climate, managers must balance the long-term goal of reaching out to the next generation of government workers with the urgent need for rehiring retirees to fill mission critical positions.

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Tracking and Measuring the Success of Your Agency’s Stimulus Dollars

The American Reinvestment and Recovery Act (ARRA) calls for more than $700 billion in federal funds to be distributed to all levels of government. Unprecedented levels of transparency and accountability are required to connect spending to outcomes. Government agencies have to ensure that they can track how, when and where their dollars were spent. How will you meet the strict requirements for monitoring, measuring and reporting on how your fundshave been allocated? Find out in this webinar.

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Trends in Performance Budgeting for Government

In these uncertain economic times, government organizations are under increased budgetary pressures. Organizations are challenged to prepare their budgets in an environment of diminishing tax revenues and limited internal resources. The requirement to reconcile discrete departmental estimates, conduct executive-level hearings, and clear budget committee objections still persists before legislative approval for budget allocation. Organizations are evaluating ways to streamline the budget process to increase the accuracy, efficiency, effectiveness and transparency of critical information to be able to optimize the allocation of scarce budgetary resources.

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Capitalizing on Your Agency’s Talent

Times are admittedly tough, but the size of your agency’s budget isn’t the most important thing. Talent is. A comprehensive understanding of the skills and attributes of an agency’s workforce is essential to addressing some of the key performance challenges that agencies face today. Rebalancing a multi-sector workforce, planning for the retirement or turnover of talent in key roles and ensuring the availability of talent with skills that are critical to agency success are a few of the topics that will be touched on in this session.

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Improving Your Agency’s Performance through Generational Intelligence and Engagement

This is the first time in American history that large numbers of four generations are represented in the workforce at the same time. They are required to work together closely and in non-traditional reporting structures. Creating an environment where all four generations can work collaboratively and respectfully is vital to optimize your team’s performance. Even very small improvements to your engagement strategies will yield an increase in productivity.

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Effectively Managing Your Agency’s New Priority Performance Goals

When the 2010 GPRA Modernization Act was signed into law, it required that agencies work with the Office of Management and Budget to establish and make measureable progress on Priority Performance Goals. The legislation emphasizes the use of “performance information to lead, learn, and improve outcomes; communicate performance coherently and concisely; and strengthen problem-solving networks to improve performance management practices.” You’ll hear how one of the largest federal agencies has gotten a “jump start” on this effort and is already using a combination of leadership, change management, and technology to effectively manage program performance.

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Meeting Priority Goals Complying with GPRA 2.0

President Barack Obama has signed a bipartisan bill into law to strengthen the tracking of federal agency performance and prevent overlapping programs.

The Government Performance and Results Modernization Act of 2010, signed Jan. 4, requires all agencies to designate a chief operating officer and a performance improvement officer to oversee their efforts to improve management and administrative functions.

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Improving Your Agency’s Performance through Generational Intelligence

This is the first time in American history that large numbers of four generations are represented in the workforce at the same time. They are required to work together closely and in non-traditional reporting structures. Creating an environment where all four generations can work collaboratively and respectfully is vital to optimize your team’s performance. Even very small improvements to your engagement strategies will yield an increase in productivity. Join Jon Desenberg and Careerstone Group to learn how to engage and manage today’s ever-changing workforce, and create a results-driven team.

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Best and Worst Practices in Budgeting and Forecasting

Most anyone who builds budget models these days is aware of the problems inherent in spreadsheets. Dozens of software solutions are now available, with several new ones hitting the market each year, which offer reasonably priced solutions for mid-sized organizations to move budgeting and forecasting into a robust package.

The vendors who sell budgeting software make it look as if you simply “click here”, your budget process will no longer be in spreadsheets and you will live happily ever after.

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Automating and Integrating Planning Budgeting and Performance Reporting

As the Federal Government struggles with deficit reduction, reduced tax revenues, and funding constraints – Civilian Agency CFOs and Dept. of Defense Finance Managers are facing unprecedented levels of change and uncertainty – directly affecting organizational goals, available resources and funding levels in 2012 and beyond.

Many Federal CFO’s are successfully implementing new software solutions to automate their budgeting, performance management and reporting processes enabling them to be more nimble and react quickly to these changes

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Designing and Implementing an Effective Performance Management Strategy

Many organizations today are experiencing an unusual confluence of events: the emerging budget constraints, the rise of a younger generation that expects more coaching and development, and the virtualization of much of the workforce. The combination of these trends has fundamentally changed performance

management. Yet, many organizations are stuck in an old model of performance management, focusing on redesigning its practices without accounting for this fundamental shift.

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Manage Government Budgets More Effectively with Analytics

In climates of shrinking budgets and resources, it’s more critical than ever that public sector organizations ensure efficient spending and excellent results. Join us for this webinar and see firsthand how IBM Clarity FSR and TM1 analytics solutions are enabling agencies to: Gain a strategic view of revenue streams, budgets, costs and expenses government-wide or at the agency and departmental level; Leverage collaborative budget preparation and execution; More effectively measure and monitor financial performance across agencies; Use robust financial reporting capabilities to support compliance with internal and external requirements; and, Achieve a transparent budgeting process.

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Reduce Waste and Fraud with Predictive Analytics

Government agencies are more pressed than ever to find new ways to improve—and report on—their performance and outcomes. Attend this webinar and see how predictive analytics solutions from IBM can enable your agency to: Automate and fast-track the processing of legitimate tax returns; Help reduce tax and revenue deficits resulting from fraud and defaultsl and, Better predict who will pay their taxes, help prevent social services waste, fraud and abuse, and guard against improper payments.

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Report and Measure Program Effectiveness with Analytics

What if you could better predict current and future needs of citizens and design programs accordingly? Attend this webinar and see how agencies are using IBM business intelligence solutions to: Match programs and resources to meet the highest-priority needs; Position resources to focus on high-priority service areas; Automate processes for more efficient and effective service delivery; and, Scale to serve the needs of national, regional and municipal governments and specific agency requirements.

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Data Visualization Transforming your Excel Spreadsheets into Insight

Do you have employees or stakeholders that simply stare at reports because they don’t understand the meaning behind the numbers? Have you passed out an “insightful” report full of data and later found copies left on the conference room table, or in the trash? Most people lack the desire to dig into rows and columns to find the relevant data.  The information buried in KPI reports, income statements and other Excel files can be invaluable to your organization.  Discover how to reveal the real insight hiding in your rows and columns and depict the real story your numbers are trying to tell.

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The Path to Building a High Performing Government

To remain agile in today’s ever-changing global economy, government organizations must find a better way to manage mission-critical processes. Agencies need the right tools and solutions to help integrate strategy, planning & budgeting, cost management, and financial close and reporting into a seamless process. Join The Performance Institute and Oracle for a complimentary virtual panel on September 27th, as our government performance experts share best practices on optimizing organizational performance and improving delivery of citizen services.

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