Towanda Brooks, chief human capital officer for the Housing and Urban Development Department, says her agency got an early taste of workforce reshaping. The transition and retraining process hasn’t always been easy, but Brooks said it’s helping HUD employees become more engaged in their work. Her efforts helped her win a prestigious Presidential Rank Award.
When looking for a few Christmas season columns, we turned to one old, as in long-time reader because she’s funny, candid and not the least bit orthodox.
Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue and his wife Mary sent a video message to employees where they make a specific reference to Christianity and some feds found it inappropriate.
The Housing and Urban Development Department has learned how to hire more people more quickly. Now, it’s learning how to re-skill its human resources office.
Agencies largely did well on the 2017 Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey. Here are some methods and lessons they’ve learned over the past several years to make noticeable improvements in employee engagement.
The Trump administration’s push to reorganize government and reshape the federal workforce is prompting agencies to think about the work they do and the skills their current employees will need to accomplish it.
A new effort under the Unified Shared Services Office and led by the Office of Personnel Management seeks to simplify how agencies and vendors alike view HR functions.
More and more agencies are turning to alternative personnel systems as a solution to hiring, accountability or performance challenges.
Jeff Neal, former CHCO at the Homeland Security Department, says there are many reasons for the lack of employee and hiring manager confidence in promotion programs.
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.
The CIO Council’s first-ever governmentwide hiring fair had 30-plus agencies participate to fill cyber and IT positions.
If you work in government, are you a good bureaucrat or a bad bureaucrat? If not, do you use ‘bureaucrat’ as a term of derision? Or do you accept that there are both good and bad bureaucrats?
Agencies are getting some help from the Office of Personnel Management to either fully implement or enhance existing talent management and succession planning programs.
Dealing with problem employees can help productivity and morale, and it can be done without extreme changes to the structure of the civil service.