Nearly one year since the Trump administration first made its case to the public about its plan to merge the Office of Personnel Management with the General Services Administration, the Government Accountability Office said it’s searching for the details and rationale to support the move.
Margaret Weichert, the number two leader at the Office of Management and Budget, is leaving government for the private sector, she confirmed to Federal News Network.
The goal to train nearly 20% of all federal employees on cybersecurity, project management and data science skills is the Trump administration’s most clear target yet in its ongoing efforts to modernize the existing workforce.
The Trump administration plans to again issue a joint budget request for the Office of Personnel Management and the General Services Administration, Federal News Network has learned. The White House is expected to release the president’s 2021 request Monday.
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.
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.
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.
The General Services Administration is seeking feedback on its efforts to modernize two key retirement processing systems at the Office of Personnel Management.
Margaret Weichert, the deputy director for management at the Office of Management and Budget, says she is deeply concerned about structural impediments to bring agility to government.