Commentary: Larry Allen, president of Allen Federal Business Partners, writes that some of the pricing data initiatives are sending a disheartening message to GSA’s contracting workforce. The Multiple Award Schedules are not in business to be the Dollar Store, he writes.
President Obama hasn’t given up on consolidating six business-related agencies into one, and for good reason, says Jeff Neal.
Commentary: The solution to the sequester quandary is obvious, so Congress should just do its job so agencies can do theirs.
Commentary: Before turning to Silicon Valley for all the answers, government agencies should look to local talent in the D.C. area, says Federal Drive host Tom Temin.
Commentary: One of the major government conferences of the year also could plant the seeds for what government events can be — and should be.
Commentary: Career federal (and other public) employees have a property interest in their jobs. It’s a major distinction with the private sector. It’s a long established fact. But when’s the last time you heard it stated, asks Federal Drive host Tom Temin.
Commentary: In-Depth host Francis Rose says getting the Postal Service on solid ground needs both a long-term and short-term plan that may mean making significant changes to the historical role of the organization.
Commentary: Federal Drive host Tom Temin wonders what qualifies as ”fed-bashing” these days, and what that means for workforce morale.
Borrowing the military compensation commission concept and applying it to the civilian workforce could usher in a new era of certainty for employees, agencies and Congress.
People don’t want digital services per se so much as they want easy access to whatever services they seek, says Federal Drive host Tom Temin.
President Barack Obama’s memo directing OPM and federal agencies to implement leave practices that support parental leave was a good start, but more needs to be done, says former DHS human capital exec Jeff Neal.
The so-called ”retirement wave” isn’t coming. But a dramatically different workforce challenge is coming fast.
Republican leadership in Congress needs a makeover of the way it oversees the executive branch if it expects different results, says In Depth host Francis Rose.
Some CIOs are asking what the Federal Information Technology Acquisition Reform Act will really change. Tom Temin, host of the Federal Drive has some answers in a new commentary.