The Environmental Protection Agency is proposing to cut about 8 percent of its workforce through a VERA/VSIP program by Sept. 2.
The Small Business Administration is scrutinizing every FTE recruitment request, to ensure maximum employee performance and use of resources.
A pilot program is underway for an electronic performance management system within HRSA to improve retention and recruitment efforts.
Zero tracking, limited oversight, and a loss of institutional knowledge all contributed to the Small Business Administration’s failed VERA/VSIP program three years ago.
Staffing shortages, attrition and low morale cause perpetually ongoing problems at every level of the Secret Service, said the Homeland Security Department’s inspector general. The president’s 2018 budget request calls for more funding and employees, but neither the IG nor members of Congress say it’s enough to turn around the beleaguered agency.
The Office of Management and Budget and new White House Office of American Innovation are working together on a 90-day sprint to develop a series of work streams on a variety of topics. Teams will recommend new ideas on ways to improve shared services mechanisms, the Trusted Internet Connections (TIC) policy and federal hiring process.
Navy’s personnel IT budget rises by 77 percent in 2018 and is expected to more than double by 2020 to support a “transformation” of the personnel system dubbed Sailor 2025.
In one of her first public appearances, Air Force Secretary Heather Wilson gives pilots more flexibility in contract lengths.
The Navy is testing a new evaluation system that it says will be more objective, deliver greater fidelity in measuring sailors’ performance. The end goal is to use the scores to help inform servicemembers’ compensation packages.
Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin delivered his diagnosis of the department in a “State of the VA” briefing before reporters Wednesday morning. He outlined 13 areas where the department needs to improve and the legislative and administrative fixes it needs in order to see progress.
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.
The Air Force plans to hire 1,400 cyber and 2,000 acquisition personnel over the next year. To do that, it’s taking a fresh approach to how it recruits.
The Environmental Protection Agency’s Office of Inspector General in its FY 2017 management challenges report, said the agency needs to get a better handle on its workforce and workload, otherwise it’s “unclear” whether the loss of personnel is really all that bad for the agency. Cybersecurity, and oversight of states, territories and tribal areas, are also issues facing the department.
In today’s Federal Newscast, the National Treasury Employees Union is worried the Trump administration’s plan to eliminate the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program would make it harder for agencies to recruit top talent.