President Donald Trump announced his intention to nominate George Nesterczuk, a former senior adviser with broad government experience, to lead the Office of Personnel Management.
Jason Workmaster, counsel at Covington and Burling LLP, joins host Roger Waldron on this week’s Off the Shelf to discuss the implementation of the Transactional Data Reporting rule. May 16, 2017
Department secretaries have been making the rounds this week, outlining their plans to reorganize their agencies and detailing how those strategies may involve or impact their workforce. Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price offered his view and asked that HHS employees view upcoming reorganization efforts as an opportunity.
The Veterans Affairs Department is preparing a “State of VA” report on the challenges facing the agency, Secretary David Shulkin told reporters Wednesday. The report comes as VA quickly begins to plot some of its efforts to comply with the President’s government reorganization efforts during the fiscal 2018 budget cycle. VA is one of few civilian agencies that may see a major funding boost next year, according to the President’s budget proposal.
New Defense guidance says the blanket hiring freeze is now over. But it includes several caveats in line with the goal of reorganizing and reducing the size of the federal workforce.
The Office of Personnel Management updates its guide for calculating severance pay. Its release comes on the heels of agency efforts to examine how they can reduce the size of the workforces.
Though federal management experts like much of what they see in the Office of Management and Budget’s reorganization and restructuring plan, they say the White House needs to craft a more positive message to sell their ideas to the federal workforce.
What do federal employees think about President Donald Trump’s plans to reorganize the federal government? Find out this week on Your Turn when host Mike Causey talks with Federal News Radio Executive Editor Jason Miller and NARFE Legislative Director Jessica Klement. April 19, 2017
Federal employees offered mixed reviews of the Office of Management and Budget’s new plan to reorganize and restructure the federal government and workforce. Meanwhile, more than 40 percent of respondents to an exclusive Federal News Radio survey said morale has significantly decreased at their agencies since the beginning of the new administration.
The Office of Management and Budget’s plan to reorganize the government and restructure the federal workforce isn’t a direct threat to agency employees, OMB Director Mick Mulvaney said. The Trump administration sees it as a way to finally recognize what Mulvaney describes as a deep-seated frustration in the federal workforce: top performers are rarely rewarded for their work, while poor-performers escape with few consequences.
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.
A 31 percent cut to the Environmental Protection Agency’s budget in fiscal 2018 would force EPA to cut nearly 4,000 full time equivalent employees, begin cost-saving IT modernization projects and reduce the agency’s physical footprint. New budget documents describe funding levels and policy decisions at EPA that would support the President’s 2018 budget request.
About 8 percent of federal employees say they’re fully confident in their agency’s talent management system, according to a recent survey of more than 300 employees. But human capital experts are wondering whether the triple threat of budget cuts, attrition and a government reorganization could push agencies to address longstanding human capital questions they’ve avoided in the past.
The Office of Personnel Management released a new guidebook on how agencies should begin preparing for workforce reshaping efforts. It also updated key documents on issuing administrative furloughs. Both guides are designed to help agency heads implement possible reductions in force or furloughs so that they comply with the law and do the least damage.
President Donald Trump’s reorganization order is a little different. His stated objective is for government to do less.