Just how big is the federal government? If you count contractors and grantees, it ranges from 9 million people to more than 11 million.
To implement the president's recent federal hiring executive order, agencies will need a strategy, resources and, in some cases, specialized expertise to help them test out new skills-based assessments and collect and measure data to make sure they're working.
The Defense Department's data strategy released just a few weeks ago says improving data management will help it fight and win wars.
Several agencies say they've reached a point where they're recruiting from a broad pool of geographically dispersed talent for 100% telework positions, and some envision a scenario where those arrangements are permanent.
Even with coronavirus completely upending the recruiting process, the Army still made the most of its adjusted 2020 recruiting goals and will be able to reach its required end strength. However, future years may have a tough road ahead.
Building off lessons learned from programs to retrain federal employees for cybersecurity and data science jobs, the Chief Financial Officers Council is developing a strategic workforce plan for the financial management workforce.
Lt. Gen. John Morrison Jr., the deputy chief of staff, G-6, said his office reached initial operating capability in the first two months since the secretary split the CIO and G6.
Former Chief Human Capital Officer for the Department of Homeland Security, Jeff Neal provides some background on the career civil service and why the recent Schedule F executive order undermines it.
In today's Federal Newscast, the Office of Personnel Management is out with preliminary guidance on the president's recent executive order.
In theory, a Biden administration could, for its own purposes, use the Trump executive order.
Reaction over the president's new executive order on the creation of a new Schedule F for certain policy-making positions ranges from "forget it!" to "finally!"
A new executive order from President Donald Trump will reclassify certain current and future positions in the career civil service as a new political class known as "Schedule F."
Women and minority service members are being particularly impacted by the pandemic.
Census Bureau officials have compressed the 2020 deadline to deliver apportionment data to Congress and the president by the end of the year, but haven’t committed to meeting that deadline if the accuracy of the data isn’t sufficient.