Employees worry recent initiatives designed to raise the profile of diversity and inclusion within the Department of Veterans Affairs won't trickle down to local facilities and mid-management.
In today's Federal Newscast, the Defense Department has expanded its program of using external hackers to probe systems for cybersecurity vulnerability.
The Department of Homeland Security is building momentum on its plans to get ahead of an escalating ransomware threat, and getting started on 60-day sprint focused on ramping up its cyber workforce to get ahead of these threats.
There's bipartisan consensus transportation security officers are underpaid, but Congress can't yet agree on the best path for raising TSA salaries.
One good thing about the last year's seemingly endless crisis is the opportunity to render outstanding public service.
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.