In today’s Federal Newscast, with more federal employees working from home due to the Coronavirus pandemic, the National Institute of Standards and Technology gives advice on how to keep virtual meetings secure.
Agencies have 48 hours to adopt an “aggressive posture” aimed at continuing critical government functions and preventing the spread of the coronavirus, the Trump administration said Tuesday night.
Dale Cabaniss, who briefly led the Office of Personnel Management for six months, has resigned Tuesday afternoon, Federal News Network has learned.
IRS Commissioner Chuck Rettig instructed eligible employees to telework and gave customer service workers more freedom than they’ve ever had before. But the commissioner’s guidance has prompted confusion among risk-adverse IRS managers, who aren’t accustomed to making their own decisions.
Too little and too late. That’s what Bob Tobias, a long time expert on the federal workplace, sees in the administration’s approach so far to telework in the virus scare.
For more on this and the other elements of what makes for effective response, the CEO of the Council on Strategic Risks, Christine Parthemore, spoke to Federal Drive with Tom Temin.
As the federal government embarks on a project to modernize electronic rulemaking, agencies are looking for effective ways to deal with mass comments.
OMB told agencies to offer “maximum telework flexibilities to all current telework eligible employees” due to the coronavirus pandemic, but the majority of feds aren’t eligible.
For most of the Postal Service’s 600,000-employee workforce, work continues as usual, but in a heightened state of vigilance.
The Defense Counterintelligence and Security Agency will name a new permanent director after months of acting leadership.
The Agriculture Department said eligible employees in the national capital region, Washington state and other regions impacted by the community spread of the coronavirus should begin telework Tuesday. USDA offices remain open, however.
The Office of Management and Budget set a series of deadlines over the next five years for agencies to transition 80% of their networks to Internet Protocol version 6.
The Office of Personnel Management can urge and encourage agencies to expand flexibilities, enter into ad-hoc agreements and use unscheduled telework during the coronavirus pandemic, but it doesn’t have the authority to do much else.
The Office of Personnel Management also announced an operating status change for the national capital region. Federal offices are open but with maximum telework flexibilities for eligible employees.