The 2019 National Defense Authorization Act is mostly about Defense Department matters but at more than 1,000 pages it contains provisions for all federal agencies.
Jeff Neal, former CHCO at DHS, says that the new hiring authority included in the 2019 NDAA is not a bad idea.
Rae Steinbach, contributor to 15Five, offers five steps to improving employee engagement for all agencies.
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo overturned the agency’s hiring freeze less than a month into his tenure, and has brought hundreds of career employees on board, but he still faces an uphill battle staffing up an agency the Trump administration seeks to shrink.
The new Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert Wilkie said several new people will be taking top-level leadership positions at the agency shortly. Pamela Powers will be the department’s new chief of staff and Chris Syrek will be VA’s deputy chief of staff.
Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue said by the end of 2019 employees working for the Economic Research Service (ERS) and the National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) will be relocated outside the D.C. area.
Federal security clearances may grab headlines, but the polygraph portion has gone virtually unchanged for decades. Now they’re getting a closer look.
Agencies face an uphill battle competing with the private sector to recruit top cyber talent right out of college or advanced degree programs, but the State Department, and the opportunity to explore new cultures, serves as an enticing lure to recent graduates to federal service.
The Office of Inspector General at Health and Human Services has been spending more money and achieving less results for years, according to publicly available documents.
After a lackluster first year in its Cyber Direct Commissioning program, the Army is hoping a combination of higher pay and better marketing will let it attract more candidates from industry, academia.
Joanne Collins Smee, the director of the Technology Transformation Service and deputy commissioner of the Federal Acquisition Service at the General Services Administration, is leaving at the end of August.
Federal management organizations are working with the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee to flesh out their ideas for civil service modernization.
In today’s Federal Newscast, a Veterans Affairs field examiner was hoping to steal nearly $700,000 from a disabled veteran.
Nearly four decades and seven presidents since one of Jimmy Carter’s proudest accomplishments — the Civil Service Reform Act, the team of President Donald Trump is set to take a crack at overhauling the government bureaucracy.