If any of the Trump administration’s plans for reorganizing actually come through, they could have a big impact on contracts held by merged agencies or functions.
According to the Office of Personnel Management’s monthly retirement report, June saw 23.2 percent more federal retirement claims than May and a roughly 53 percent more claims year over year.
Heather White, federal employment lawyer and partner at the Federal Practice Group, thinks the proposed merger of the departments of Labor and Education may be a pretext to eliminate some of the functions of those agencies, water down their missions, and possibly even downsize their workforces.
Among the ideas included in the Trump administration’s reorganization proposal are recommendations to create a new public-private research center and move some aspects of FEMA and TSA to the Transportation Department.
Office of Management and Budget attempted to sell lawmakers on its reorganization proposals Wednesday. The proposal to reorganize the Office of Personnel Management sparked mostly concern from members.
OMB Deputy Director Margaret Weichert testifies before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee today.
The former DHS CHCO says there are other options for OPM that would be easier to implement, accomplish similar results and gain more support from both sides of the aisle.
The Trump administration’s proposal to shift all personnel policy offices currently housed within the Office of Personnel Management to a new entity within the White House is earning some praise, but a lot of skepticism.
This time one year ago lobbyists who represent feds and retirees were quietly hoping that Congress would tear off only a couple of chunks from the embattled Federal Employees Retirement System. Then a funny thing happened on the way: Nothing.
Some agency leaders have so far promised to remain transparent as the Trump administration attempts to make good on its reorganization proposals.
Former DHS CHCO Jeff Neals says although he might disagree with some of the details, the proposal has enough goodness in it that it should not be reflexively dismissed.
The Senate Appropriations Committee cleared a bill to give federal civilian employees a 1.9 percent pay raise in 2019.
After a year and a half of study, the White House rolled out what it says would be the most ambitious restructuring in the federal government’s history.
The Trump administration plans to tackle the federal shortage of cybersecurity professionals include a new cybersecurity hiring system, a cybersecurity reservist program, and a plan to reskill current federal employees while improving the pipeline for new cyber talent.