More than 60 social media apps are now available to agencies, allowing them to select the best method to meet their missions. One of the areas that’s most ripe for innovation is in emergency management.
Facebook users were quick to criticize the Office of Personnel Management’s decision to operate federal agencies on a two-hour delay Wednesday.
Federal offices in D.C. closed today. Emergency and telework-ready employees must follow agency policies.
The $1 trillion, 1,500-page spending bill unveilved Monday night ends the three-year pay freeze for blue-collar federal employees under the wage-grade system.
Increased oversight and tighter controls have led to a nearly 90 percent drop in conference spending since 2010 at four agencies. The reductions could amount to $500 million in annual savings across the government.
The botched rollout of HealthCare.gov in 2013 means agencies must work harder than ever as they face continued tech challenges in 2014. Alan Shark, executive director and CEO of the Public Technology Institute, said the top challenges will be regaining public trust and ensuring security.
Members of the military are burdened by credit card debt, loans and mortgages, but they still seem to be handling their finances better than their civilian counterparts, according to a report by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) Foundation.
Although federal employees reported a decrease in workplace discrimination over the past 15 years, many say favoritism is still a prominent issue. Favoritism negatively impacts workplace morale and performance.
Many electronic devices contain hazardous materials that can cause environmental damage when sent to landfills. The Postal Service’s BlueEarth Recycling Program makes it convenient and safe for agencies to dispose of electronic waste.
The Office of Management and Budget announced the four finalists for the 2013 SAVE Award on Monday. Public voting is open until Friday, Dec. 20.
Air Force officials announced Wednesday the force plans to cut about 900 civilian positions in 2014. It will encourage eligible civilian employees to leave voluntarily. The force also plans to cut thousands of service members over the next five years.
The stresses and trauma of war are not limited to military personnel on the battlefield. Defense contractors exposed to combat zones exhibit similar rates of mental health problems as members of the military, according to a report by RAND Corporation.
Due to inclement weather, federal offices in the Washington, D.C., area are closed today. Emergency and telework-ready employees must follow their agency’s policies.
After five years as chair of the White House Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ), Nancy Sutley will leave her position in February 2014. During Sutley’s tenure, the Obama administration created the National Ocean Policy and Climate Action Plan.