The director of the Office of Personnel Management said he wants to restore the importance of the Chief Human Capital Officers Council. Jeff Pon has asked agency and department heads to put very senior level representatives on the council that strategizes human resource policy for government employees.
Reps. Will Hurd and Robin Kelly want a more coordinated effort around artificial intelligence to improve how agencies recruit and train cyber workers.
Congress didn’t send a sweeping civil service modernization package to the president’s desk this year, but winners of this year’s Presidential Rank Awards have some ideas on where they can start on their own.
TRICARE beneficiaries now have until the end of the year to change their health plan.
Kathleen McShane, who oversees the Small Business Administration’s Women’s Business Centers, enjoys mentoring women and encouraging them to take the next steps to launch their businesses.
Customs and Border Protection has told Accenture Federal Services to stop some work on the $297 million contract it signed late last year to help the agency more quickly hire border patrol agents and officers.
In an age of bipartisanship, a committee of policy think-tanks and good government groups, led by the Senior Executives Association, say they’ve found a consensual starting point for civil service modernization.
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services is standing up a career roadmap aimed at helping its contracting workforce move up the agency’s ranks, while the VA has moved to more virtual, instructor-led training.
Since 2010 the Presidential Management Fellows Program has brought thousands of students and recent graduates into federal service. Margot Conrad at the Partnership for Public Service had more details.
The military services are thinking about sending troops to different areas depending on deployability status.
OSC says federal employees can talk about impeachment, but directly advocating for or against it may violate the Hatch Act.
The newly installed chief of the U.S. Forest Service has promised to change the agency’s culture of widespread harassment, misconduct and retaliation. But what would that take?
Jothi Dugar, the NIH’s clinical center’s chief information security officer, said she is using the agency’s Diversity of Science effort to increase the number of women in cybersecurity.
The Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee failed to clear any of the president’s nominees to fill the Merit Systems Protection Board (MSPB), creating dim prospects for the agency’s future.
In today’s Federal Newscast, with the threat of a government shutdown looming, the National Treasury Employees Union is pleading with Congress to pass the seven remaining appropriations bills.