A summary of agencies’ chief human capital challenges from the Office of Personnel Management points to the General Schedule as the “single greatest obstacle” to competing with the private sector for critical talent. It’s second report in as many weeks from the federal community that describes major challenges with decades-old civil service systems.
Most Social Security benefits and retirement checks will come as planned. And federal retirees who receive Social Security benefits won’t need to file separate forms to receive upcoming coronavirus stimulus checks from the IRS.
For more on what hazardous pay is all about and a little history, Federal Drive with Tom Temin turned to Federal Practice Group partner Ricardo J. A. Pitts-Wiley.
Maryland is among the states with the highest concentration of federal employees, agencies and contractors, making drafting of the emergency stimulus bill signed last Friday by President Donald Trump especially important.
The Office of Personnel Management has tapped Dennis Kirk, one of the president’s nominees to fill the Merit Systems Protection Board, to lead a key governmentwide workforce policy office.
At least one agency has issued an “evacuation order” for its employees to work from home during the coronavirus pandemic, regardless of their previous telework arrangements. Federal News Network explains evacuation payment authority and what it could mean for you.
The National Academy of Public Administration is beginning to administratively staff up for a congressionally-mandated, highly anticipated study of the Office of Personnel Management and its functions.
March has been a game-changer for billions of people. The pandemic has produced a variety of mid-life crises for just about every thinking person.
The Thrift Savings Plan is scheduled to implement a series of new lifecycle funds later this summer, if the coronavirus pandemic doesn’t derail the scheduled rollout.
Some agencies are struggling to vet and issue credentials to new employees during the coronavirus, as some federal facilities that collect and process fingerprints are closed.
The president has signed the $2 trillion stimulus and emergency supplemental appropriations package into law. It will have implications for federal employees and their agencies, retirees and contractors.
Federal News Network surveyed more than 1,000 federal employees about their telework situation and received 700 answers to open ended questions that explained how feds felt about their agency’s decision making process.
The congressionally-mandated National Commission on Military, National and Public Service offered up 124 recommendations Wednesday, which address everything from veterans preference rules to adding women to the Selective Service System.
Federal News Network conducted an exclusive online survey of its readers asking about their current telework situation and found 77% say they are teleworking because of the coronavirus emergency.