Bringing federal agencies together to save money by sharing administrative services, that’s a lot like herding cats.
Officials from OPM and GAO say they are particularly interested in the thinking behind which skillsets agencies decide to keep through their reform plans.
One metric to measure the Trump administration success over its first 200 days is the number of political job nominations the White House has made or failed to make.
More than 11 million people around the globe are living with the AIDS-HIV thanks to antiretroviral therapy supported by the U.S. government
Margot Conrad, director of education and outreach at the Partnership for Public Service, tells Federal Drive with Tom Temin how agencies can get the most out of their summer interns during the last few weeks of their service.
Three Republican lawmakers introduced an amendment to a “minibus” of four appropriations bills that would eliminate the Budget Analysis Division of the Congressional Budget Office, and therefore the positions and salaries of 89 employees at CBO. It’s the first time members of Congress have used the Holman Rule since the House reinstated it back in January.
The Office of Government Ethics announced that its general counsel will be taking the helm, and replacing former director Walter Shaub.
Federal hiring managers have a tough time these days. The public hears nothing but news of budget cuts, buyouts and reductions in force. Yet agencies across the board do have real and funded openings. Margot Conrad, director of education and outreach at the Partnership for Public Service, shares some advice on recruiting with credibility on Federal Drive with Tom Temin.
You’ve heard of agile software development? This Marine Corps engineer took an agile approach to re-designing body armor.
How does an agency improve customer experience while simultaneously dealing with a shrinking budget, a smaller workforce and maybe even a hiring freeze?
For lots of reasons, the federal government trails the private sector when it comes to customer service. Pressing forward on trying to fix this situation, the Partnership for Public Service and Accenture. Mallory Barg Bulman, director of research and evaluation at the Partnership, shares the details on Federal Drive with Tom Temin.
For many federal agencies, summer marks the arrival of interns. Among the fresh-faced kids could be one of the next generation of federal public servants. It is important to offer them an opportunity to see what’s great about the work you do. Margot Conrad, director of education and outreach at the Partnership for Public Service, joined Federal Drive with Tom Temin to discuss the possibilities.
These COOs frequently occupy deputy secretary positions that require Senate confirmation, many of which are vacant in the current administration. But it’s the people occupying these offices that are best positioned to make real changes in the way agencies perform their missions.
Mallory Barg Bulman and Ron Sanders joined Federal Drive with Tom Temin to discuss the results of a joint study between the Partnership of Public Service and Booz Allen looking at what should happen when deputies are appointed to federal agencies.
Cybersecurity is more about people than technology. That’s why the federal agencies having to do with cybersecurity need certain vacant management positions filled. Federal News Radio’s Eric White discussed this with Mallory Barg Bulman, vice president for research and evaluation at the Partnership for Public Service, on Federal Drive with Tom Temin.