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 during most presidential transitions, though OPM has previously given agencies more time to suspend SES hiring.
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 boards. The agency's involvement in implementing Schedule F is also raising concerns among good government groups.
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.
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.