The Trump administration has been pushing to move the Bureau of Land Management headquarters from Washington, D.C. — to Grand Junction, Colorado.
For much of the federal workforce in 2019, what employees thought they knew about their pay, benefits, workplace flexibilities and even the location of their offices in some cases, were in flux.
DISA, GSA and industry issues dominated the 10 most read Reporter’s Notebook stories in 2019. The common theme across many of the stories is how agencies are setting the table for bigger changes in 2020.
Anything affecting people and their careers — the stories never stop coming.
The 2020 spending bills urge the Social Security Administration to reinstate its telework program for operations employees, but they’re silent on collective bargaining protections and funding for the Bureau of Land Management’s upcoming relocation.
The defense undersecretary for personnel and readiness position has been largely vacant for the past five years. Is it too big for one person?
Try getting employees on board before yanking an agency 1,000 or 2,000 miles away.
Though the latest Best Places to Work in the Federal Government rankings show the resiliency of agencies in the face of a tumultuous 2019, they also point to some unsettling signs for organizations facing reorganization and relocation.
In its most specific take yet on the Trump administration’s proposed merger of the Office of Personnel Management with the General Services Administration, Congress also commissioned the National Academy of Public Administration to conduct a top-to-bottom review of OPM.
The inspector general at the Office of Personnel Management said the uncertainty surrounding the agency’s proposed merger with the General Services Administration is continued concern headed in 2020.