FMP News and Events
April 2013: FMP’s John Salamone Co-Authors Article on Big Data. Richard Hartman, COO and Co-Founder of OhMyGov, Inc., and John Salamone, Vice President at Federal Management Partners Inc discuss how to use big data to drive agency decisions in the Senior Executive Association’s April Newsletter. Hartman and Salamone make the argument that by becoming aware and utilizing new technologies, federal executives can defend their decisions for targeted cuts to congress, the public and their employees and also make the case for sustaining effective programs while investing in emerging programs. Read the article here.
April 2013: FMP’s John Salamone on Federal News Radio. Diversity is on the upswing in the Senior Executive Service. The Office of Personnel Management says right now more women and minorities work in the SES than at any other time in the last five years. John Salamone, vice president at Federal Management Partners, spoke with Francis Rose about diversity in the SES ranks and improvements that still need to be made. Click here to listen to the interview.
March 2013: FMP Senior Consultants Pen Article in GovExec. Jacob Flinck and Nicole Benn, Senior Consultants specializing in career development and talent management at FMP, discuss “6 Ways You Can Develop Your Team Even on a Shoestring Budget” in Government Executive. The article provides six inexpensive actions supervisors can take to leverage resources and strategically focus on career development. Read the article here.
March 2013: FMP Honored as 2013 Helios Apollo Awards Finalist. FMP has been named a finalist for the 2013 Helios Apollo Awards, which recognizes Washington employers who promote employee development and engagement as their organizational culture. FMP is one of eight finalists in the Tria category. “I am enthused and encouraged by the commitment to employee development, engagement and community that our 2013 finalists demonstrate,” said Kathy Albarado, CEO of Helios. “We congratulate FMP on being named a finalist and look forward to coming together in May to celebrate.” FMP was selected by an independent panel for our support of employee development initiatives to help grow our organization, our employees and our community. Read more about Helios Apollo Award.
February 2013: FMP Discusses Career Development in GovExec. Jacob Flinck and Nicole Benn, Senior Consultants specializing in career development and talent management at FMP, discuss the “5 Reasons to Emphasize Career Development During Sequestration” in Government Executive. The article makes the argument that strategic career development is an extremely effective tool for creating an efficient and effective workforce. By aligning employees’ career goals with the organization’s mission, you can ensure your agency has a solid, high-performing workforce. 5 Reasons to Emphasize Career Development During Sequestration.
February 2013: FMP’s John Salamone on Federal News Radio. FMP Vice President, John Salamone, joined Federal News Radio's In Depth program on Friday, February 22nd to discuss new OPM hiring regulations regarding employees with disabilities. Listen to the interview.
January 2013: FMP’s John Salamone Talks Big Data and the Fiscal Cliff in GovExec. Richard Hartman, COO and Co-Founder of OhMyGov, Inc. and former career Federal executive, and John Salamone, Vice President at Federal Management Partners Inc. who served in the Federal government for 16 years, discuss how agencies that recognize the usefulness of linking big data to government performance will uncover the potential impact that a deeper trend analysis can have on program, personnel and budget decisions. Read the article: Using big data to prepare for the fiscal cliff and beyond.
December 2012: FMP's Ellen Tunstall Named NAPA Fellow. Ellen Tunstall, FMP Senior Advisor, was recently appointed as a National Academy for Public Administration (NAPA) Fellow. The 752 Fellows of the National Academy possess an unmatched wealth of expertise and serve as the cornerstone of the organization. New Fellows are elected by the entire membership after a rigorous nomination process that takes place each spring. FMP congratulates Ellen Tunstall on this well-deserved honor.
November 2012: FMP's John Salamone on Federal News Radio. New numbers from the Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey show Federal employees' confidence in their leaders isn't growing. The good news is, it's not shrinking either. John Salamone, Vice President at Federal Management Partners, joined In Depth to discuss the survey results. Listen to the interview on Federal News Radio
November 2012: FMP sponsors event with the Partnership for Public Service. On November 8, FMP sponsored “Growing Talent: Creating Integrated and Effective Training and Development Programs” in conjunction with the Partnership for Public Service. This interactive event was designed to help attendees create meaningful training, mentoring and career development opportunities for participants in their agencies’ Pathways Programs. Specifically, attendees learned about the role of training and development in the Pathways Programs; found out how other organizations have successfully built integrated, innovative and resource-efficient curricula for students and recent graduates; and determined how these strategies can be applied at their agencies. FMP was proud to be a part of this event!
November 2012: VA Learning University wins Workforce Optimas Award for Service. For empowering employees to shape their own careers and identify opportunities for development, Veterans Affairs Learning University is the 2012 winner of the Optimas Award for Service for MyCareer@VA . To reduce high turnover and meet soaring demand for VA services, in October 2010 VALU launched MyCareer@VA, a website that provides employees with customizable career-mapping tools, internal job boards and recommended training programs for different career paths. FMP is proud to be a partner in the MyCareer@VA program which supports the Department of Veterans Affairs in its recruitment, retention, and career development goals. Congratulations to our client partners on this prestigious award! Read the article here
October 2012: FMP's John Salamone on Federal News Radio. John Salamone joined Francis Rose on Federal News Countdown, a Federal News Radio production, to discuss important news items for Federal employees, including sequestration solutions. Listen to the discussion on Federal News Radio
September 2012: MyCareer@VA Recognized by the Harvard Kennedy School as a Bright Idea in Government. The Bright Ideas award is offered every other year to further recognize and promote creative government initiatives and partnerships. Thousands of ideas are submitted each year but only a few (111 this year) receive this prestigious recognition. Additionally, MyCareer@VA was specifically featured in an article on Business Wire promoting particularly interesting innovations from this year’s Bright Idea cohort. FMP is proudly developing the implementing MyCareer@VA in partnership with the Department of Veterans Affairs. This award is a testament to the hard work and innovation of the MyCareer@VA team. Read about the Bright Ideas Recipients
September 2012: FMP's Lisa Sper on Federal News Radio. Lisa Sper, Managing Consulting at FMP, joined FEDtalk to talk about the current state of training in the Federal government. A new report from CIO.gov says agencies such as the Social Security Administration that urged their managers to attend formal program management training, subsequently saw a significant increase in the measurable proficiency of its program managers. Lisa Sper and other guests discussed what other agencies are doing to increase training, and some of the best practices that agencies can follow to increase employee proficiency and maximize their trainings. Listen to the discussion on Federal News Radio
August 2012: FMP's John Salamone on Federal News Radio. John Salamone joined Francis Rose on In Depth, a Federal News Radio production, to discuss the federal budget cuts and pay freezes. President Barack Obama says Federal employees won't get a raise until the expiration of the continuing resolution Congress is promising at the end of March 2013. Combine the extended pay freeze with a close look in Congress at conference spending and the general attitude in the country toward federal employees, and HR pros say it's getting harder to keep talent at agencies. John Salamone, Managing Consultant at FMP, discusses how agency leaders can "manage around" these obstacles. Listen to the interview on Federal News Radio
July 2012: MyCareer@VA Touted as an Example for Other Agencies. FMP is currently developing and implementing the MyCareer@VA program. We are excited that the program is being recognized as a model for other agencies. The website, MyCareerAtVA.va.gov, prompts employees to plug in their skills and experience and then provides them a variety of jobs throughout the department that — with some additional training and education — could be a fit for them down the road. Read the article and learn more about MyCareer@VA.
June 2012: FMP discusses “The People Equation” in Government Executive. FMP’s John Salamone and Ellen Tunstall co-authored an article entitled “The People Equation” that gives five suggestions to strengthen the integration of workforce projections and budgeting, and address the administration’s goal of reducing discretionary spending by 5 percent in 2014 while building workforce capacity. Read the article on Goverment Executive
May 2012: FMP sponsors event with the Partnership for Public Service. On May 23, FMP sponsored “Creating Pathways to Success: Developing and Guiding Talent at Your Agency” in conjunction with the Partnership for Public Service. This event was designed to help attendees better leverage training and development mechanisms to attract talent, educate and engage employees, and fill key competency gaps. Additionally, attendees had the opportunity to learn from their peers and subject matter experts from both the public and private sectors as they shares strategies and resources that have worked well at other organizations and demonstrate how these practices may be applied at their agencies.
Apr 2012: CFPB and FMP's Maggie Moore presented at the Training Officers Consortium Annual Institute. Their case study was entitled “Come Onboard: Building a Workplace Community of Values at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau” – highlighting best practices for designing and implementing 21st century onboarding programs. If you’re interested in learning more about the benefits and impact of onboarding in your agency, please contact FMP!
Apr 2012: VA Career Mapping Tool featured on Federal News Radio - FMP is pleased to support the US Department of Veteran Affairs with the creation and launch of their new career development website, MyCareer@VA. Click here to see the recent article in Federal News Radio: Federal News Radio
Feb 2012: FMP’s John Salamone talks about OPM’s retirement systems modernization efforts on Federal News Radio - John Salamone, a managing consultant at FMP and the former executive director of the Chief Human Capital Officers Council, joined In Depth with Francis Rose to discuss the potential complications for OPM as they face a backlog in retirement claims. Federal News Radio
Jan 2012: OPM Releases Executive Onboarding Report Citing FMP’s Work - The US Office of Personnel Management (OPM) recently released a guide to executive onboarding entitled—Hit the Ground Running: a Model Executive Onboarding Program. This report discusses the necessity for effective executive onboarding as well as best practices for developing, implementing, and evaluation such programs. Spotlight on Executive Onboarding, an article authored by FMP Senior Consultant, Maggie Moore, was quoted several times throughout this report, including the following: “Agencies may readily enhance the effectiveness of onboarding programs by considering how to support work/life issues, including how the onboarding programs may help the families of new executives adjust to a new job, particularly where the job required relocation.” Additionally, the report speaks about the success of the National Science Foundation’s (NSF) New Executive Transition (NExT) Program which FMP developed and implemented. FMP’s work with the NExT Program at NSF was touted as one of the few successfully implemented onboarding programs in the federal government. Read the OPM article
Dec 2011: FMP’s Tim Barnhart serves as closing speaker at NAPA Event - In partnership with the National Academy of Public Administration, FMP sponsored an event on the topic of: “Ensuring Accountability: Assessing the Impact of Mission-Support Programs”, featuring our own Tim Barnhart as the closing speaker. NAPA Events
Dec 2011: FMP’s Henry Romero quoted in Federal Times - FMP Senior Advisor and former executive at the Office of Personnel Management is quoted in a Federal Times article entitled: “Extended Pay Freeze, Layoffs Likely”. The article focuses on possible pay freezes and layoffs for Federal employees. Read the Federal Times article
Nov 2011: FMP congratulates all agencies named as Best Places to Work - The Best Places to Work in the Federal Government® rankings are the most comprehensive and authoritative rating and analysis of employee satisfaction and commitment in the federal government. Designed to help a broad audience of government leaders, employees, job seekers, and researchers, the Best Places to Work in the Federal Government® rankings draw on responses from more than 266,000 civil servants to produce a detailed view of employee satisfaction and commitment across 308 federal agencies and subcomponents. Check out the Best Places to Work website!
Oct 2011: FMP Celebrates 20 Years – Federal Management Partners, Inc. (FMP) is celebrating 20 years of serving the Federal Government this year. Incorporated in 1991, the growth of the Alexandria-based firm serves as a success story for the local economic region as the company has evolved into one of the area’s leading Federal management consulting service providers. Over its 20-year history, FMP has worked with nearly every Federal department and agency, and it continues to expand its impact by building partnerships, maintaining flexibility, and providing reliable service.
“Our mission is and has always been to help the Federal government become more responsive, efficient, and effective,” said FMP founder and President Tim Barnhart. “I am extremely proud of how far the firm has come in the past 20 years, while maintaining its core values of partnership, flexibility, and client service.” Check out the FMP 20th anniversary press release!
Oct 2011: FMP authoring human capital management book. FMP has begun work on People Achieving Results: What Really Works in Government, a full-length book capturing proven human capital management best practices in the Federal government. We will draw on best practices we have experienced through our consulting work as well as from broader research. We expect to complete this project by the end of 2012 and will provide more information over the coming months, including opportunities for how you can contribute.
Sept 2011: FMP discusses how leaders should talk about embarrassing subjects. Deciding how to communicate sensitive information to your organization is tricky. In an interview with In Depth with Francis Rose, Tim Barnhart, president of Federal Management Partners, discusses how leaders should think about conversations or memos about potentially embarrassing subjects. Hear the discussion on Federal News Radio.
Sept 2011: FMP receives the 2011 CARE Award. FMP is the proud recipient of a 2011 Care Award. The Companies As Responsive Employers (CARE) award is sponsored by the Northern Virginia Family Service and focuses on companies with family-friendly workplace policies and innovative employee-focused solutions.
July 2011: FMP's Erin Pitera discusses the acquisition workforce. With an increased focus on building capacity for this mission critical occupation, Erin Pitera, Vice President and Chief Operating Officer at FMP, provided helpful tips and suggestions for the Federal acquisitions workforce on Federal News Radio.
July 2011: FMP event with the Partnership for Public Service. FMP recently sponsored an Event of Excellence entitled When Money Doesn’t Pay: Motivating Employees During Tight Times hosted at the Partnership for Public Service. The session, moderated by FMP staff, highlighted insights from three agency executives for motivating and retaining employees. Federal employees who attended also shared lessons learned and brainstormed ways to implement new and innovative practices at their own agency. For more information on the event, please contact FMP.
July 2011: FMP partners with the Society for Human Resource Management. Recently, FMP deployed a series of training courses related to Human Resource functions in the Federal environment. This effort was a partnership with the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM). This partnership a portfolio of six different courses tailored to the priority training needs of Federal HR professionals. Check out the SHRM case study here.
June 2011: FMP provides insight on performance management. Read an article in Government Executive co-authored by FMP’s John Salamone and Stacy Cook discussing a set of guiding principles outlining the way performance standards should be defined, tracked and reported.
June 2011: FMP Talking Telework. Given the uncertainty and apprehension caused by the chatter surrounding Federal pay and benefits, agency leaders should be particularly mindful of this year's Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey, especially the engagement and work-life indicators -- including telework. Read an article in Government Executive co-authored by FMP’s John Salamone and Crystal Irish Rogall discussing helpful tips and suggestions on telework practices.
June 2011: FMP is a Patriot Award recipient for support of employees in the Military Reserves. FMP received the prestigious Patriot Award issued by the Virginia Committee for Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve in recognition of the firm’s outstanding support of employees who serve in the National Guard and Reserves.