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Department of Veterans Affairs

Internal Consulting at Federal Agencies

The Federal Government could save billions of dollars by moving certain consulting services in-house as opposed to outsourcing. The Federal Government is heavily reliant on the services provided by various beltway consultancies; however these services are often expensive, minimally effective, and resultant in little added value to the Agency. It is unrealistic to think the Government can perform all functions internally;... more »

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Department of Defense

Distributed Offices (Telework)

The federal government should take a proactive and strategic approach to managing office space, employees, and telework/telecommuting. By establishing stronger policies and performance metrics (such as percent of employees involved in and/or the percent of organizational work done via telework) to encourage and manage telework, the federal government could reduce the required amount of office space. Thereby reducing... more »

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Department of Veterans Affairs

Interview Job Candidates Before You Hire Them!

Even in a tough Job Market, the VA has seen a tremendous turnover of new hires, with many leaving within 6 months of being hired. That means people are quiting very high paying jobs while the unemployment rate is over 9 percent. This indicates there is a problem with how we attract, recruit, and retain talent.

Most of the time the VA does not take the time to actually interview candidates to see if they were a good... more »

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