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.
The president will nominate John Gibbs, a current political appointee at the Department of Housing and Urban Development, to be the new director of the Office of Personnel Management. If confirmed, he'll be the third permanent OPM director in as many years.
DoD's chief management officer has found $11 billion in cost reductions this year, but the office's continued existence is in doubt.
In today's Federal Newscast, lawmakers request transcripts from Trump administration call regarding the elimination of the Office of Personnel Management.
The Senate's version of the 2021 NDAA would eliminate DoD's third-highest ranking position, one that's only existed for the last two years.
GAO's Director of Homeland Security and Justice issues, Triana McNeil, joined Federal Drive with Tom Temin for a review.
Don Bice, who recently left after 32 years in government, including the last two-plus years as USDA’s acting deputy assistant secretary for administration, said the agency challenged employees and executives to think differently in how they deliver mission services.
The Conservative Framework for Recovery, Accountability and Prosperity includes a section on how to improve efficiency and accountability of the government itself, and its response to the coronavirus.