Federal News Radio explores how an evolving federal workforce has been bound by the constraints of a 40-year-old civil service system that largely hasn’t changed at all since 1978.
Federal management organizations are working with the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee to flesh out their ideas for civil service modernization.
The Government Accountability Office found evidence of potential whistleblower retaliation and conflicts of interest among investigations of senior officials at the Veterans Affairs Department.
Jerry Davis retired from federal services after more than 20 years, including the last five as the NASA Ames CIO.
After more than one year after the Veterans Affairs Department stood up its new Office of Accountability and Whistleblower Protection. senior executives still make up a small fraction of disciplinary actions.
After earning its own authority from Congress, the Food and Drug Administration is developing an alternative pay and personnel system for 38 occupations.
The former DHS CHCO says there are other options for OPM that would be easier to implement, accomplish similar results and gain more support from both sides of the aisle.
The Trump administration’s proposal to shift all personnel policy offices currently housed within the Office of Personnel Management to a new entity within the White House is earning some praise, but a lot of skepticism.
A new governmentwide survey found OPM can do more to improve the accessibility, adequacy and effectiveness of supervisors’ training.
Federal management leaders in the Trump administration say they’re optimistic they can lead a bipartisan, inclusive discussion about its plan to modernize the federal workforce.
New Office of Personnel Management Director Jeff Pon detailed his vision for OPM and its role in modernizing 40-year-old statutes that govern how agencies recruit, retain, compensate and manage federal employees.
Virginia Senators Tim Kaine and Mark Warner join a handful of federal employee organizations to advocate for a quick fix to a complex issue buried in the new tax act that’s having unintended and harmful consequences for some federal employees.
Seth Harris, a former deputy secretary at the Labor Department, said it’s most important for political appointees to address the aftermath of moving executives to new roles.
Performance management is a serious focus for all agencies during the next two years.