The Office of Personnel Management is accepting nominations for the Presidential Rank Awards. The awards honor the employees and their daily work that goes above and beyond standard accomplishments.
Cybersecurity tops the list of spending priorities at the Office of Personnel Management in 2017. But President Barack Obama’s budget request also addresses several governmentwide initiatives the administration already started.
Other agency CIOs should take notice for how House lawmakers focused on the $250,000 paid to the Education Department CIO despite what they call poor overall performance, most specifically around cybersecurity.
Agencies have new guidance for rotating more Senior Executive Service members from the Office of Personnel Management. The rotational requirement is part of an executive order President Barack Obama signed to reform the SES.
The Office of Personnel Management is reminding managers of existing protocols for reviewing their employees. OPM encouraged executives to apply the “employee engagement plus” methodology to their appraisal process.
Some federal employee groups and committee Democrats are taking issue with a series of bills under consideration at the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee. The legislation largely targets accountability issues among Senior Executives and career appointees.
The Office of Personnel Management’s tools and pilot programs to improve federal hiring and workforce engagement have improved in some areas but stalled in others.
The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee will soon consider at least three separate bills on punishments for the Senior Executive Service and career appointees accused of misconduct or poor performance.
Reggie Wells, the Social Security Administration’s chief human capital officer and deputy commissioner of the Office of Human Resources, said the agency is seeing positive results after expanding its leadership development program to employees at the GS-9 level.
A new report from the Merit Systems Protection Board finds a gap between the training agencies say they’ll give their senior executives, and the opportunities SES members actually receive.
Leaders within the federal manager community offered a mixed bag of reactions to President Obama’s new executive order on Service Executive Service reform. Higher performance bonuses largely went over well, but others had more questions over the timeline and implementation of the initiatives.
The White House introduced new steps to attract, develop and retain current and future members of the Senior Executive Service. President Obama signed an executive order Dec. 15, which gives agencies four major tasks for implementing SES reform.
Jeri Buchholz, a strategic business development adviser for FMP Consulting and a retired chief human capital officer, argues the White House needs to ‘dig deep’ to make real improvements to the Senior Executive Service.
The White House also will announce the inaugural winner of the customer service award and recipients of the Presidential Rank Awards.
For the first time in four years, federal employee satisfaction and commitment improved among the workforce, according to the Partnership for Public Service’s 2015 Best Places to Work in the Federal Government.