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The agency, meanwhile, is lifting a hiring freeze from last summer and will post job offers “to facilitate placement opportunities for impacted employees."
The services wants more responsibilities for its Space Systems Command.
The National Academy of Public Administration detailed a solid path forward for the Office of Personnel Management, former agency executives and advocates say, but they're not convinced anyone has the political clout, influence and willpower to see it through.
Though they've both hired new people in the year since the Agriculture Department's Kansas City relocation, two of USDA's major research bureaus are operating today with nearly 30% fewer employees, data shows.
Most career executives are accustomed to the steady stream of new directives and memos at the start of new administrations, but it puts pressure on them to ensure their employees don't experience policy whiplash.
After a fair amount of drama over Defense advisory boards in the past few months, the Pentagon is starting completely fresh by relieving hundreds of board members.
The Biden administration quickly eliminated many of its predecessors' signature federal workforce policies. With the Schedule Fs and diversity/inclusion training bans gone, is there anything left from the Trump agenda to build on?
Congress gave DoD a year to decide how to reallocate the chief management officer's responsibilities. The outgoing administration handled most of the work within 11 days.
In an email to the workforce, acting Office of Personnel Management Director Michael Rigas told staff the administration would no longer devote "time and energy" to the proposed merger with the General Services Administration.
A persistent funding shortfall at the Office of Personnel Management is limiting just about everything the agency does, from processing retirement claims to administering the federal employee health insurance program, according to OPM's acting inspector general.
Though the Office of Personnel Management said it still plans to maintain management over its headquarters in Washington, D.C., through fiscal 2021, the agency's inspector general has several concerns about the plans for the General Services Administration to operate and maintain the building.
The Office of Personnel Management has reorganized a few dozen of its employees into a new human capital data directorate, which the agency said will allow it to better manage information about the federal workforce. But its union said the moves are a part of a back-door effort to advance the administration's merger with the General Services Administration.
The authors of a recent report offering suggestions on civil service modernization say they attempted to bring interested parties together to facilitate meaningful discussions on the topic. But at least one federal employee group said their effort did the opposite.
A group of well-known good government organizations, federal employee affinity groups and private sector organizations are recommending a series of organizational changes to the Office of Personnel Management, as well as several solutions to longstanding human capital challenges.