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(House Committee on Veterans' Affairs)

Congress wants more ‘walk,’ less ‘talk’ on diversity and inclusion efforts at VA

Employees worry recent initiatives designed to raise the profile of diversity and inclusion within the Department of Veterans Affairs won’t trickle down…

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Whistleblower protection bill gives feds facing retaliation avenue for relief outside MSPB

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Is there a STEM job or SES slot with your name on it?

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A long-serving and steady voice for public service and performance calls it a day

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Presidential Rank Awards will return this year, OPM says

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Black federal executives have high hopes for the latest executive order on racial equity

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How to diversify and include? Hint: It starts with you

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Improving SES diversity takes work from leaders as well as lower ranks

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Administrative changes are the first step in civil service modernization

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With 12 days until Inauguration Day, OPM announces temporary SES hiring freeze

The Office of Personnel Management said Friday it would impose a temporary hiring freeze on positions in the Senior Executive Service. The move is customary…

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Lack of transition support from OPM raises concerns the agency has become politicized

The Office of Personnel Management so far has not released a new guide for agencies or called for a formal moratorium on Senior Executive Service review…

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Senators worried new VA accountability office appointment poses conflict of interest

The appointment of Dan Sitterly, a former career executive and political appointee, as a new leader at the Department of Veterans Affairs’ accountability office, shows just how complex personnel moves during a presidential transition can be.

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