If the government starts pushing employees to show up in offices without mandating masks and social distancing, we could see an uptick in retirement rates.
This Public Service Recognition Week we recognize dedication to a mission, rather than slavish devotion to political leaders, as a more honorable way of making a living.
OMB told agencies to offer “maximum telework flexibilities to all current telework eligible employees” due to the coronavirus pandemic, but the majority of feds aren’t eligible.
Given a choice of trusting the pols or trusting the civil servants, I will take the civil servants any day.
While the intent of the Hatch Act provisions restricting federal workers may be sound, the result is, in effect, muzzling many federal workers and depriving them of their First Amendment rights
DHS morale numbers are unlikely to rise without significant reforms on multiple levels.
Ready to retire, columnist Jeff Neal reflects on his more than three decades in and around federal government, and the lessons he’s learned.
The National Academy of Public Administration’s Grand Challenges are issues that we have to deal with for many years to come, and they are likely to affect everyone in the United States.
The government is limiting itself when it moves away from telework. It makes it harder to recruit and retain talent, and it doesn’t solve underlying problems.
Moving people out of D.C. has been proposed before, but commentator and former Homeland Security CHCO Jeff Neal says the HIRE Act’s reasoning is flawed.
Why do public servants take an oath of office? The reason is simple – public servants are just that – servants of the people.
If we take some agile concepts and apply them to how government is organized and staffed, we may see that many criticisms of shortcomings can be addressed.
While all of the focus on the OPM-GSA merger has been on OPM’s shortcomings, it is safe to say that the federal government as a whole has not covered itself with respect to management issues.
Stress is real, and it can be a killer. Federal workers are not immune to job-related stress, and many occupy jobs that cause high levels of stress. So several agencies have employee assistance programs.