The incoming Biden administration has plenty to learn from its predecessors about setting the tone, supporting productive labor-management relationships and using existing data to effectively manage the federal workforce.
Agencies are often reassigning members of the Senior Executive Service with little oversight, the Government Accountability Office found. And the Office of Personnel Management, which has the authority to crack down on agencies when they fail to reassign SES members properly, said enforcement isn't a major priority.
The prospects of a 1% federal pay raise for civilian employees next year seems more likely.
The Office of Personnel Management is committing to more workforce training for supervisors, new leaders and human resources professionals this year, according to new Performance.gov updates.
Citing the coronavirus pandemic and ongoing economic uncertainty, the Trump administration said Monday it will cancel the highest honors for career civil servants this year.
Out of 164 recommendations the National Commission on Military, National and Public Service made recently to Congress, federal recruitment, hiring and workforce challenges captured the most attention.
In today's Federal Newscast, the Senior Executives Association is urging the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee to take action this year on hiring reforms and other recommendations to modernize the federal workforce.
The Senior Executives Association points out the non-SES portion of the federal workforce is 18% black, but the SES is less than 11% black.
Joe Paiva, a retired Army officer and former CIO at the Commerce Department’s International Trade Administration, offers federal and industry executives some ideas for making hiring more equitable and less unintentionally biased.
The Senior Executives Association has announced a new interim president to lead the organization. The interim leader is replacing Bill Valdez, the prior SEA president who resigned in April.
The Federal Chief Information Officers Council selected 21 GS-14s and 15s from 11 different agencies to participate in an Agriculture Department-run Senior Executive Service candidate development program. The goal, USDA said, is to groom a new class of executives ahead of the presidential transition, often a popular time for SES retirements.
DoD organizations are being told to put all non-mission-essential travel on hold for at least the next two months. Travel bans to and through some countries will take effect on Friday.
The goal to train nearly 20% of all federal employees on cybersecurity, project management and data science skills is the Trump administration's most clear target yet in its ongoing efforts to modernize the existing workforce.
While the intent of the Hatch Act provisions restricting federal workers may be sound, the result is, in effect, muzzling many federal workers and depriving them of their First Amendment rights