Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says the old term “measure twice, cut once” has been around for a long time because it makes sense.
Bill Evanina, the director of the National Counterintelligence and Security Center and the National Counterintelligence Executive, said the lead agencies reforming the security clearance process made subtle, but important changes to how investigators check employees’ backgrounds.
Lindy Kyzer, senior editor for ClearanceJobs.com, helps you get to the bottom of challenges you and others may have with regards to security clearances.
Dan Chenok, the executive director of the IBM Center for The Business of Government, highlights seven key takeaways from a recent roundtable on improving the background investigations processes.
Everybody likes a smaller, more efficient government with better services from its agencies and the habit of hiring the best possible people. Throw in a hiring freeze and a reduction through attrition and you end up with a nearly unsolvable equation. Margo Conrad, director of education and outreach at the Partnership for Public Service joins Federal Drive with Tom Temin to discuss the effects the freeze may have on the ability to ensure quality service.
Although the governmentwide hiring freeze President Donald Trump ordered last week was mainly meant to shrink the federal workforce through gradual, voluntary attrition, it could result in an untold number of unexpected dismissals for Defense workers in charge of repairing and “resetting” military equipment.
This year, NARFE and other groups believe they will face a hard fight protecting feds and retirees from changes in their health program.
The Office of Management and Budget and Office of Personnel Management released another memo with more details on how agencies should implement the President’s hiring freeze. The latest guidance includes exemptions to the hiring freeze and instructions for how agencies should request others.
The Government Accountability Office stated the two services did not implement human capital strategies that could have helped alleviate the drone pilot short fall.
Jeff Neal, the former chief human capital officer at the Homeland Security Department, breaks down the Pentagon’s recently released new rules for reduction in force.
Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says the current climate of fear among the federal workforce reminds him of the Cold War.
The Navy is trying to instill character and creativity in its sailors with a new leadership program.
Sources inside the General Services Administration say a town hall at the Technology Transformation Service (TTS) with two White House technology officials brought some reassurances and relief about the future of the organization, particularly 18F.
The Homeland Security Department held the second of its major hiring events last December. It made about 40 job offers to college students and recent graduates for a few positions across all of DHS’ components. Now, the department is reviewing what worked and what didn’t from the virtual job fair to inform its 2017 recruitment strategy.
Rob Snyder, the acting secretary of the Veterans Affairs Department, officially exempts some health care, construction and project management professionals from the President’s short-term hiring freeze. Snyder’s announcement comes after repeated appeals from some lawmakers, who said the freeze could impact veterans’ ability to access health care.