The Ensuring a Qualified Civil Service (EQUALS) Act would extend the probationary period for most federal employees and senior executives from one years to two.
An Interior senior executive is suing his former employer for documents related to the reassignments of 30-to-50 SES members.
Agencies are getting some help from the Office of Personnel Management to either fully implement or enhance existing talent management and succession planning programs.
Longer probationary periods for employees in the competitive service and Senior Executive Service are among the many topics the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee will consider this week.
Jeff Pon, nominee for director of OPM, said he’ll focus on helping agencies get the “right people in the right places at the right time.”
The age-old question is particularly relevant as agencies prepare to reorganize and cut personnel.
A new survey from Deloitte and the Senior Executives Association paints a grim picture of the senior executive corps.
New diversity efforts include requiring any open ambassador position to include at least one minority candidate.
The Senior Executive Service must be allowed to play a key role in change and reorganization.
The Office of Personnel Management is preparing a new talent management and succession planning guide.
A group of lawyers is encouraging the Office of Special Counsel to take special notice of the senior executive reassignments at the Interior Department, out of fear they could have dangerous implications for the future of the civil service.
Involuntary moves can negatively affect employee morale, cause increased Senior Executive Service turnover and may hamper SES hiring.
David Eagles, the COO of HUD, said senior leadership is committed to an engaged process to improve the agency.
Senior executives at the Interior Department say recent reassignments have demoralized the SES corps and agency leadership has done little to involve them in planning for a coming reorganization.