Federal News Radio recently sat down with SailPoint Chief Technology Officer Darran Rolls to address the challenges federal technology leaders face today.
Thanks to their Civil Service Retirement System and Federal Employees Retirement System annuities, most federal-postal workers are in good shape compared to many of their private sector counterparts.
USDA Deputy Secretary Steve Censky answered questions and tried to alleviate concerns at an Aug. 14 town hall meeting of Economic Research Service (ERS) employees about the impending bureau’s move.
The Food and Drug Administration has launched a new brand and advertising campaign to attract and recruit new employees.
People who say it is next to impossible to fire a federal worker should study — and then maybe rejoice in — the Hatch Act, a much-amended 1940s law designed to keep career federal and postal workers from engaging in partisan political activity on the job.
The Army is starting a limited user test for its Credentialing Assistance Program to encompass 1,500 soldiers.
Federal News Radio explores how an evolving federal workforce has been bound by the constraints of a 40-year-old civil service system that largely hasn’t changed at all since 1978.
The 2019 National Defense Authorization Act is mostly about Defense Department matters but at more than 1,000 pages it contains provisions for all federal agencies.
After most Homeland Security Department nondisclosure agreements were deemed noncompliant with federal whistleblower laws, congressional overseers worry about other agencies.
Jeff Neal, former CHCO at DHS, says that the new hiring authority included in the 2019 NDAA is not a bad idea.
Rae Steinbach, contributor to 15Five, offers five steps to improving employee engagement for all agencies.
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo overturned the agency’s hiring freeze less than a month into his tenure, and has brought hundreds of career employees on board, but he still faces an uphill battle staffing up an agency the Trump administration seeks to shrink.
The new Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert Wilkie said several new people will be taking top-level leadership positions at the agency shortly. Pamela Powers will be the department’s new chief of staff and Chris Syrek will be VA’s deputy chief of staff.
Financial planner Arthur Stein cautions against investing too much of your TSP in the G fund, because of inflation and taxes. You don’t want to see the purchasing power of your TSP account eaten up over time.
As the Trump administration considers civil service modernization, those who helped craft the original Civil Service Reform Act say the White House could do the same thing in 2018 that they did in 1978, with a few exceptions.