The Office of Personnel Management authorized a special Schedule A hiring authority to help agencies bring on specific professionals for their IT modernization and “smarter IT delivery initiative” projects. The authority expires Sept. 30, 2018.
The Office of Management and Budget submitted an additional $44 billion request for disaster relief spending in fiscal 2018. To help offset new spending, the Trump administration wants Congress to find new offsets at civilian agencies.
The National Counterintelligence and Security Center plans to deploy its own fully functional continuous evaluation system by fall 2018. Executive branch agencies buy into those services, and NCSC will continually vet agency employees against 10 different databases.
More and more agencies are turning to alternative personnel systems as a solution to hiring, accountability or performance challenges.
An Interior senior executive is suing his former employer for documents related to the reassignments of 30-to-50 SES members.
The Veterans Affairs Department has a few more details about its 10-year contract with Cerner Corporation with a new, interoperable electronic health record with the Defense Department.
In part two of a two-part special report, “Is splitting the security clearance process destined for failure?” Federal News Radio explains how a series of poor decisions and mismanagement led to today’s investigative backlog.
In a special report, “Is splitting the security clearance process destined for failure?” Federal News Radio explores how a small provision in the 2018 defense authorization bill could have major repercussions on the background investigations backlog and could put the future of the National Background Investigations Bureau in question.
The Senate sent the TSP Modernization Act to the president’s desk this week. The bill will give Thrift Savings Plan participants more flexible options for making withdrawals from their accounts.
About 20 states and the District of Columbia have legalized some form of medical or recreational marijuana, but regulations are different for federal employees and contractors.
Nearly two-thirds of participants in the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program were enrolled in one of the two Blue Cross Blue Shield Association fee-for-service plans as of 2015.
Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin is launching a veterans benefit advisory board to begin a strategic review of the many and diverse programs VA currently offers.
Agencies are getting some help from the Office of Personnel Management to either fully implement or enhance existing talent management and succession planning programs.
The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee also approved two-year probationary periods for federal employees.