Even as the U.S. appears to be climbing out of COVID-19, millions of people are in a financial hole because they either lost their jobs, or their jobs just ceased to exist.
This time last year, local leaders at the American Federation of Government Employees were scrambling to resolve multiple crises. Now, they’re highlighting staffing shortages at multiple agencies.
The agency, meanwhile, is lifting a hiring freeze from last summer and will post job offers “to facilitate placement opportunities for impacted employees."
State Department Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer Gina Abercrombie-Winstanley says her top priority is “restoring trust” in a workforce that has seen diversity and inclusion efforts fall by the wayside across multiple administrations.
A bill that would remove sexual assault investigations from the military chain of command now has 46 Senate co-sponsors, including 10 Republicans.
The words workplace and worker health have taken on whole new meanings in the year plus long pandemic.
The Defense Department still wants to cut 18,000 medical billets.
Veterans Health Administration has gone to expedited hiring, with the goal of getting people on board within three days of an offer.
Some believe feds should have gone back to the office long ago, while others fear they'll lose top talent if their telework flexibilities aren't as generous as the agency next door.
Kiran Ahuja, the president's nominee to lead the Office of Personnel Management, said the agency isn't making progress on its biggest challenges, in large part, because of leadership turnover.
The FBI is building several new facilities at the Redstone Arsenal in Huntsville, Alabama, which will eventually accommodate at least 3,400 employees.
The last 15 years of federal agency IT modernization seems to be culminating under the Biden administration due to a perfect combination of technology maturation, pandemic's impact and real funding from Congress.
The new customer base for AAFES, NEX and MCX outlets will include currently-serving DoD and Coast Guard civilians and retirees.
SBA’s chief human capital officer says the agency is looking at permanent telework as a strategy to recruit from a broader pool of talent.