In what Obama administration officials are calling a first, all permanent, full- and part-time federal employees will have the opportunity to participate this year in the annual Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey, the federal government’s only way of assessing worker satisfaction on a wide scale.
The top House Republican and Democrat on the Homeland Security Committee have asked Speaker John Boehner to consolidate congressional oversight of the Homeland Security Department within one House committee — theirs.
Over the next year, as specified in the (Government Performance and Results Act Modernization Act) , OPM will provide guidance on how to incorporate the skills and competencies into positions descriptions and will work with the Chief Learning Officers to incorporate the key skills and competencies into agency training programs.
Hackers may have taken down a federal website aimed at protecting you from hackers. A group called AntiSec says it has knocked OnGuardOnline.gov offline late Monday, according to PC World. The hackers announced the shutdown on the website and Pastebin.
The Defense Department began to detail its response to the realities of last summer’s debt ceiling deal Thursday, proposing to spend six billion fewer dollars in its base budget next year than it will in 2012, followed by four years of growth.