DoD and Congress have been working on trimming the civilian workforce for years. Will the new OMB memo do anything different?
A Veterans Affairs Inspector General report caused the agency to take immediate action and rethink who it put in charge of the Washington, D.C. medical center. The report detailed serious deficiencies in inventory management, including surgeries and other procedures being performed with expired or possibly non-sterile materials, or postponed due to a lack of supplies altogether.
Jeff Neal, a former chief human capital officer at the Homeland Security Department, identifies what hiring reforms the government needs and describes how to implement them.
Federal News Radio wants to hear from the federal workforce about the lift of the federal hiring freeze, and agencies’ short- and long-term plans for government reorganization. Take our short, anonymous survey and tell us what you think.
The federal hiring process is a disaster and the only way to fix it is to rebuild it, based on a foundation of merit, says former DHS chief human capital officer Jeff Neal.
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.