Shutdown countdown on your mind? Tired of congressional vilification? You might be thinking of how great a private sector job would be. Think twice. Many civilian public servants and military people do have great post-government careers. But the private sector offers no guarantees either, and a government or military career may not necessarily have prepared you for work outside of government.
The Navy Yard shooting was a "wake up call," in the words of one expert, for the government's security apparatus. Ten years later, ideas like continuous vetting have come to fruition.
Tens of thousands of the Postal Service’s rural carriers saw a rocky start to this month, after a USPS payroll error resulted in missing and incomplete paychecks. The National Rural Letter Carriers Association estimates USPS payroll issues impacted approximately 53,000 rural carrier employees.
Business whisperers define management as getting things done through others. If you're the manager, that makes two basics incumbent on you. One, can you motivate people. Two, can you identify and hire the right people in the first place.
A new approach to accrediting cyber training providers will automate parts of the process — hopefully leading to a dramatic increase in the number of certification courses available to DoD personnel and contractors.
As the government moves towards skills-based hiring, apprenticeships make more and more sense
The Office of Federal Procurement Policy’s update to the FAC-C training curriculum shows how creative thinking can expand the pool of candidates for hard-to-fill back-office positions.
Already showing a severe lack of investor interest, a congressional proposal to ban ESG investing could kill off the TSP mutual fund window.
The State Department is on track to issue a record-breaking number of passports this year, but is still dealing with a major backlog of applications and higher-than-average wait times.
After something like 8,000 Federal Drive with Tom Temin interviews over the years, I really can't name a single favorite. This past week, though, the most fun interview was with two federal employees whose function I almost never interview — public affairs.
After a historic pay raise, TSA is now working on an expanded collective bargaining agreement. We look at how we got to this point, and what comes next for airport screeners and other TSA employees.
Two agencies had widely differing culture problems, and senior civil servants fixed them with the basics
The Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board says an appropriations policy rider would be the end of the mutual fund window. But some participants question the actual value of the mutual fund window.
The push and pull over how much feds should return to the office seems headed to a grudging settlement.