The Defense Department started to move this week into the implementation phase of the new military retirement system Congress ordered it to set up just over a year ago, including through an exhaustive education campaign designed to make sure service members understand how the new system works.
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.
The General Services Administration is leasing 20 spaces for high-security government business, in buildings owned by foreign companies. Federal auditors say that doesn’t necessarily mean there’s a threat to security, but urged GSA to start informing agencies about foreign owners during acquisition.
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.
When your organization consists of thousands, tens of thousands or even hundreds of thousands of individuals, managing the workforce becomes a challenge. For the U.S. armed services, the fundamental question is how to know which troops are available for a given mission or operation.
Rep. Gerry Connolly (D-Va.) is once again reintroducing the Federal Adjustment of Income Rates (FAIR) Act. This time, Connolly’s bill proposes a 3.2 percent pay raise for federal employees in 2018.
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.
President Donald Trump on Tuesday said he won’t roll back federal workplace protections for gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and queer people, giving a rare nod of approval to President Barack Obama’s work on the issue