As acting Office of Personnel Management Director Beth Cobert looks back on her tenure at the agency, she’s confident that federal employees should feel more comfortable in OPM’s ability to protect their data.
The Office of Management and Budget and Office of Personnel Management released another memo with more details on how agencies should implement the President’s hiring freeze. The latest guidance includes exemptions to the hiring freeze and instructions for how agencies should request others.
IT leaders at the Office of Personnel Management say the agency has one major database left to encrypt, which contains some high-value assets and personally identifiable information for security clearance holders and federal employees.
The Office of Personnel Management granted additional exemptions to the President’s temporary hiring freeze. OPM and the Office of Management and Budget gave agencies permission to ask for others if they fall outside of the administration’s original exemption guidance.
Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) asked the Office of Personnel Management to explain why members of Congress and their staff continue to receive an employer contribution towards their health insurance coverage.
GSA raises contracting thresholds for agencies responding to the disaster.
Veterans made up slightly more of the federal workforce in fiscal 2016 compared to previous years, but agencies overall hired fewer new veterans to fill government jobs.
Rep. Blaine Luetkemeyer wants the Office of Personnel Management to describe how it will manage and oversee agency buyouts and early retirement offers.
Some key changes are coming to the Combined Federal Campaign in 2017, including online donations and the ability for retirees to give.
The latest Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey results show higher overall employee engagement across the government in 2017.