The Trump administration is also suggesting policy changes to the federal hiring process, the requirements that govern the Senior Executive Service.
The Office of Management and Budget is ready to start tracking progress on improving performance and accountability. Here’s what two departments have done.
The Veterans Affairs Department recently clarified its disciplinary data, which the department posts publicly on its website every two weeks.
President Donald Trump wants the VA Accountability and Whistleblower Protection Act, which he signed into law last summer, to serve as a model for other agencies.
In his first State of the Union, President Donald Trump highlights VA’s success with removing 1,500 employees under the June 2017 law.
Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke said he intends to divide the country 13 broad regions where a senior executive would manage and lead each area with joint input and collaboration from each of the department’s bureaus and subcomponents.
Six out of every 1,000 new supervisors fail their probationary periods, according to a new analysis from the Merit Systems Protection Board.
Government needs more cybersecurity people. It also needs to strengthen the senior executive service and get around its slow recruitment and hiring process.
The Senior Executives Association honored more than 70 people with Distinguished Rank Awards and more than 215 with Meritorious Rank Awards. The awards go to a small percentage of career SES every year, and the president typically approves and finalizes them. Meet the winners for both 2016 and 2017 of one of the highest honors in government.
Towanda Brooks, chief human capital officer for the Housing and Urban Development Department, says her agency got an early taste of workforce reshaping. The transition and retraining process hasn’t always been easy, but Brooks said it’s helping HUD employees become more engaged in their work. Her efforts helped her win a prestigious Presidential Rank Award.
A new president kept the federal workforce on its toes this year. Bureauchat hosts Meredith Somers and Nicole Ogrysko discuss the most important stories they covered in 2017.
According to new documents from the Interior Department, 33 senior executives received reassignment notifications back in June. Of the 33, 10 received requests for a geographic reassignment.
New leaders in Defense Department IT: Essye Miller is named acting DoD CIO and Rear Adm. Nancy Norton will be DISA director.
In a memo, Interior Deputy Secretary David Bernhardt outlined his vision for the SES and his preference for the future to reassign and rotate more career leaders.