The Army cast off nearly 700 soldiers in the second half of 2016.
Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney sent a memo to agency leaders outlining a series of long and short term actions agencies need to take around reducing the number of employees, improving how they measure employee performance and restructure their mission areas.
Everybody in your office under 40 could disappear, if federal agencies decide to implement a reduction in force in order to cut staff under the president’s proposed budget.
The Office of Personnel Management unveiled another round of updates to USAJobs.gov, the federal jobs portal that long left applicants, agency human resource specialists and chief human capital officers frustrated with the hiring process. It’s part of OPM’s ongoing and iterative efforts to improve the user and agency experience with USAJobs.
The IRS says a “convenience app” on the Education Department’s student loan online application is being used to steal identities and file tax returns. The tax agency is working to notify potential victims and has flagged the accounts to protect against future ID theft attempts.
The Air Force is meeting with airline companies May 18th, but the service isn’t expecting to solve the pilot shortage quickly.
Senior Correspondent Mike Causey explains how a government layoff is like cutting your own hair in a small boat during a storm.
The Internal Revenue Service continues to think of ways to modernize its IT systems and navigate the dangerous waters of identity theft and refund scams, —, even as the agency is being asked for a seventh year to tighten its belt.
Sens. Heidi Heitkamp (D-N.D.) and Gary Peters (D-Mich.) asked that the Government Accountability Office to conduct a full review of President Donald Trump’s temporary hiring freeze. Citing GAO’s past study of previous hiring freezes, both senators said they’re concerned the current freeze isn’t saving government more money and is prompting more agency inefficiencies.
The Office of Management and Budget is developing a new IT capital planning policy that would help agencies measure, manage and budget IT investments. Training is another key component of OMB’s strategy during the transition year, as it also will help agencies overcome cybersecurity recruitment and procurement challenges.
A 31 percent cut to the Environmental Protection Agency’s budget in fiscal 2018 would force EPA to cut nearly 4,000 full time equivalent employees, begin cost-saving IT modernization projects and reduce the agency’s physical footprint. New budget documents describe funding levels and policy decisions at EPA that would support the President’s 2018 budget request.
The Navy needs 2,000 civilians to deal with its ship maintenance backlog and even more if the fleet size increases.
The Defense Department has carved a bug bounty path that civilian agencies can follow on their own, as long as they don’t try to compare their results to the same level as DoD.
Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says that on the heels of the hiring freeze, there are fears that layoffs may be in the future.
The Department of Homeland Security told Congress Tuesday that it’s seeing significant dividends from a new legal authority Congress granted the department in 2014: the ability to force other federal agencies to take concrete steps to improve their cybersecurity posture.