The Merit Systems Protection Board praised recent Office of Personnel Management guidance designed to help agencies better assess job candidates and their qualifications. But the assessment tools OPM offers to agencies for a fee are often too expensive, MSPB said.
To head off a government shutdown, Congress and the White House need to reach agreement on either a set of full appropriations bills, or another CR.
Citizenship and Immigration Services attributes a 64% drop in its Freedom of Information Act backlog to a new, end-to-end processing and tracking system it launched back in July. CIS sees the new system as a model for other organizations — or an enterprise system that agencies could tap into.
Federal employees, members of Congress and good government governments remember the late House Oversight and Reform Committee Chairman, Elijah Cummings, as a champion for the federal workforce and a staunch and vocal supporter of whistleblowers.
Powerful Democratic Congressman Elijah E. Cummings has died to complications from longstanding health challenges, his office said. He was 68.
Federal Chief Information Officer Suzette Kent, who has overseen some of the administration’s reskilling pilots, said some anxieties about automation aren’t new.
Bloomberg Government Editorial Director Loren Duggan joined Federal Drive with Tom Temin for a rundown of what’s to come.
The National Treasury Employees Union and more than 100 other federal, labor, women and health organizations are pressing Congress to push a paid family leave program to the finish line.
Rep. Nita Lowey, who leads the powerful House Appropriations Committee and is a 31-year veteran of Congress, says she’ll retire at the end of next year
For more on what normally goes on in Congress during recesses, The Fulcrum Editor-in-Chief David Hawkings joined Federal Drive with Tom Temin.
The Agriculture Department said short-term contractors, employees on detail from other agencies and reemployed annuitants are all part of its strategy to fill workforce gaps at the two research bureaus impacted by the USDA relocation.
TRICARE recipients will see an increase of up to 40% or slightly more to their prescription drug copayments at the beginning of 2020.
In today’s Federal Newscast, Reps. Don Beyer (D-VA) and Ted Lieu (D-CA) updated their whistleblower guide, describing how federal employees in specific agencies can safely share information with inspectors general and the press.
In today’s Federal Newscast, D.C. Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) introduces a bill to give federal employees short-term disability insurance, even if it means they’ll have to pay for it.