Agencies largely did well on the 2017 Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey. Here are some methods and lessons they’ve learned over the past several years to make noticeable improvements in employee engagement.
Policy experts say CBP needs to implement major border patrol discipline and performance improvements before increasing its workforce.
Agencies offered special payment authorities, such as retention incentives or student loan repayments, to less than 6 percent of the federal workforce between fiscal 2014 and 2016, according to a new study from the Government Accountability Office.
OPM issues new guidance for agencies to comply with the president’s executive order rescinding the National Council on Federal Labor-Management Relations and related forums.
The Trump administration’s push to reorganize government and reshape the federal workforce is prompting agencies to think about the work they do and the skills their current employees will need to accomplish it.
Several agencies sit low on the 2017 Best Places to Work in the Federal Government rankings, but they improved employee engagement significantly over the previous year.
The 2017 Best Places to Work in the Federal Government Rankings show a few familiar faces at the top and bottom of the list, but a closer look at the results shows several agencies with momentum moving in their favor. Here are nine insights from this year’s rankings.
A new effort under the Unified Shared Services Office and led by the Office of Personnel Management seeks to simplify how agencies and vendors alike view HR functions.
FEMA’s David Grant announced he’s retiring in January after 34 years of federal service, while Kevin Gates is leaving the House Armed Services Committee.
In Episode 2 of Bureauchat, Federal News Radio reporters Meredith Somers and Nicole Ogrysko catch up on vacant offices in the federal government — both the literal and bureaucratic ones. They also have a special holiday treat to get you in the mood to spread federal cheer.
For the first time, federal retirees were supposed to be able to donate to the Combined Federal Campaign this year. But the Office of Personnel Management is still waiting for final clearance to solicit donations from retirees, and it can’t accept annuitants’ contributions online.
The Office of Personnel Management authorized a special Schedule A hiring authority to help agencies bring on specific professionals for their IT modernization and “smarter IT delivery initiative” projects. The authority expires Sept. 30, 2018.
Beth Cobert, the former acting OPM director, is a 2017 NAPA Fellow. She answers the question: What can a government employee do to be a change agent in their office or agency?
In part two of a two-part special report, “Is splitting the security clearance process destined for failure?” Federal News Radio explains how a series of poor decisions and mismanagement led to today’s investigative backlog.