It’s Public Service Recognition Week, and some agencies are taking the time to say “Thank you” to the federal workforce that makes it all happen.
Experts from the Equal Opportunity Employment Commission and the Employer Assistance and Resource Network held a Twitter chat on April 19 to discuss problems and solutions in implementing a rule regarding the hiring of people with disabilities.
The Office of Personnel Managment has made some progress in working through the spike in retirement claims it saw earlier this year. However, the agency still has a higher overall backlog in claims than did a year ago.
Why is the federal hiring process so bad? And what would it take to make it work? Jeff Neal, former chief human capital officer at DHS, takes a look in Part 1 of his two-part commentary.
The Supreme Court ruling doesn’t necessarily invalidate all the actions and decisions made by Beth Cobert and other leaders to whom this applies. It does, however, open them up to challenges.
The Office of Personnel Management was almost spared from making any tough calls this winter over whether to close federal offices in the Washington, D.C. area or delay commutes for the federal workforce.
In today’s Top Federal Headlines, after a bit of a wait, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office responds to a Freedom of Information Act request asking who was in charge.
In today’s Top Federal Headlines, a member of Congress introduces a bill to strengthen oversight of employee misconduct at the Transportation Security Administration.
The Office of Personnel Management posted its highest backlog of federal retirement claims since October 2015, though it will likely spend the rest of the year bringing that total down, now that its “busy season” is over.
A more contemporary and effective performance management system ought to be a priority for federal executive management and the Office of Personnel Management. Margot Conrad, director of education and outreach at the Partnership for Public Service, joins Federal Drive with Tom Temin with more.
Despite the warnings of many federal prognosticators, the mass exodus of angry, frightened civil servants hasn’t happened.
Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says the old term “measure twice, cut once” has been around for a long time because it makes sense.
Although the governmentwide hiring freeze President Donald Trump ordered last week was mainly meant to shrink the federal workforce through gradual, voluntary attrition, it could result in an untold number of unexpected dismissals for Defense workers in charge of repairing and “resetting” military equipment.
Sources confirmed CIOs from State, DHS, EPA and OPM and the CTO from VA talked a variety of issues with the Trump transition team toward the end of Obama administration.
Inaugurations can be nice, but also messy and very confusing, as Senior Correspondent Mike Causey will try to explain.