About 8 percent of federal employees say they’re fully confident in their agency’s talent management system, according to a recent survey of more than 300 employees. But human capital experts are wondering whether the triple threat of budget cuts, attrition and a government reorganization could push agencies to address longstanding human capital questions they’ve avoided in the past.
It’s President Donald Trump’s turn to step up to the federal technology plate. Will he hit a home run or strike out?
Photos of the amazing, moving, important and amusing things happening in the federal community.
What do politicians have in common with the pet goldfish you had as a kid? Senior Correspondent Mike Causey has the answer.
President Donald Trump is naming Jared Kushner, the assistant to the President and his son-in-law, to lead the new Office of American Innovation.
The Office of Personnel Management recently released a long-awaited report on official time for fiscal 2014. It found agencies used slightly more official time that year than fiscal 2012, the last time OPM completed a governmentwide report on the topic. The report’s release comes as Congress looks to limit federal employees’ official time use.
White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer said the resolution is part of a package, signed by President Donald Trump, to “roll back job killing rules.”
The third offset strategy was born under the Obama administration, but it may still have life under the Trump presidency. On Federal Drive with Tom Temin DoD reporter Scott Maucione speaks with Andrew Hunter, senior fellow at the Center for Strategic and International Studies about what the third offset means under the new administration and where it’s going.
The Federal Chief Information Officer’s Council released a best practices guide to help agencies understand and use shared developer platforms and APIs to connect disparate web services.
President Donald Trump wants to eliminate funding for 19 small, independent federal agencies, according to his fiscal 2018 budget blueprint. In total, these agencies would make a relatively small dent in the overall $1.1 trillion budget and would likely eliminate salaries for about 1,620 federal employees, a rough estimate due to the availability of data. Here’s a breakdown of what each of the 19 agencies do, how much they funding they received from Congress in fiscal 2016 and now under the current continuing resolution and how many full time people they employ. The numbers below show the most recently available data, in most cases from 2016 or 2015.
The Supreme Court ruling doesn’t necessarily invalidate all the actions and decisions made by Beth Cobert and other leaders to whom this applies. It does, however, open them up to challenges.
The Office of Personnel Management released a new guidebook on how agencies should begin preparing for workforce reshaping efforts. It also updated key documents on issuing administrative furloughs. Both guides are designed to help agency heads implement possible reductions in force or furloughs so that they comply with the law and do the least damage.
Veterans groups want a 10 percent overall budget increase for VA, more staffing and updated facilities to meet today’s healthcare needs.
According to the Government Accountability Office, Defense Department’s planning to improve asset management don’t include adequate performance measures. That’s one reason DoD supply chain management is still on GAO’s High Risk List. Zina Merritt is director of Defense capability and management issues at GAO, told Federal Drive with Tom Temin about DoD’s ongoing asset visibility problems.
The process might not be pretty, but budget experts predict civilian agencies won’t face $18 billion in spending cuts during the last five months of fiscal 2017. The President submitted a budget amendment for 2017 last week, which proposed major boosts to defense and homeland security spending and civilian agency offsets.