A lot of Defense Department civilians are coming back to work. DoD Comptroller Robert Hale says a legal interpretation in conjunction with the Justice Department concludes they can get 90 percent or more of Pentagon civilians back to work this week. But Federal News Radio DoD reporter Jared Serbu says getting an exact number of workers going back isn’t easy to compile.
Federal chief financial officers say fewer resources, more mandates and a shrinking workforce is a recipe for disaster. New research from the Association of Government Accountants and Grant Thornton finds federal CFOs and their staffs have only enough time, money and know-how to do the basics around financial management. Federal News Radio executive editor Jason Miller provides details and analysis of AGA’s 18th annual CFO survey.
Eventually the government shutdown will end, and your people will all come back to work. The hard part may be to keep them once they come back. Retention is passing recruitment in importance in human resources offices all over government.
Francis Rose is the host of In Depth, which airs weekdays from 4-7 p.m. on 1500 AM in the Washington, DC metro area and online everywhere. Francis has covered all three branches of the federal government as a broadcast journalist since 1998. He joined Federal News Radio in 2006 as the producer and news anchor of the station’s morning drive program, the Federal Drive. He launched In Depth in 2008 as a daily show focused on connecting federal executives to the information they need to do their jobs better.