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.
In a special report, “Is splitting the security clearance process destined for failure?” Federal News Radio explores how a small provision in the 2018 defense authorization bill could have major repercussions on the background investigations backlog and could put the future of the National Background Investigations Bureau in question.
The CIO Council’s first-ever governmentwide hiring fair had 30-plus agencies participate to fill cyber and IT positions.
Nearly two-thirds of participants in the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program were enrolled in one of the two Blue Cross Blue Shield Association fee-for-service plans as of 2015.
The Office of Personnel Management lost ground in processing its retirement backlog in October, primarily due to a slowdown in the number of claims OPM processed.
Agencies are getting some help from the Office of Personnel Management to either fully implement or enhance existing talent management and succession planning programs.
This week on FEDtalk, we are helping visitors prepare for Open Season by giving them an inside look at the Virtual Benefits Fair with Long Term Care’s Joan Melanson.
November 3, 2017