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When it comes to acquisition, Kimberly Patrick has done it all. She used lean management to reduce backlogs and speed up procurements, brought senior agency management into acquisition planning, found innovative ways to meet small business goals. She's the director of Office of Acquisition Solutions, Office of Mission Support at the EPA, and the recent recipient of a Presidential Rank Award.
Shalanda Young, the nominee to be the director of OMB, told Senate lawmakers that agencies are on track to bring employees back to the office by March.
The president picked 230 members of the Senior Executive Service from across 37 agencies as winners of the 2021 Presidential Rank Awards.
The Federal Drive with Tom Temin got one view from the President and CEO of the National Academy of Public Administration Terry Gerton.
The State Department, as part of an agency-wide modernization effort, is focused on using its vast inventory to further its diplomatic mission.
In an analysis of 15 years of Best Places to Work agency scores, researchers from the Partnership for Public Service and Boston Consulting Group made what they called a business case for strong employee engagement.
The Office of Personnel Management is developing an assessment tool for agencies, designed to help them evaluate the current state of their diversity, equity, inclusion and accessibility efforts. Those reviews are a key part of the Biden administration's recent diversity and inclusion executive order.
The Biden administration's recent diversity and inclusion executive order directed agencies to reduce their reliance on unpaid internships. But former executives and advocates say government has a long way to go before the federal internship program is a true pipeline for diverse talent.
Relocations in the federal government have received a bit of a bad rap lately, and a recent survey and research shows agencies often struggle to track the costs and tie the moves to the professional development needs of their talent.
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.
The Whistleblower Protection Improvement Act would grant whistleblowers access to a federal district court jury trial if the Merit Systems Protection Board does not issue a decision in 180 days, or 240 days in complex cases.
If ever you were thinking about joining or trying to move up in the federal government, now is a great time to do it.
Leaders of the House Oversight and Reform Government Operations Subcommittee are calling on the Biden administration to quickly nominate qualified members to the Merit Systems Protection Board.
John Kamensky, after spending 24 years in federal public service, spent another career researching, writing about and pushing for governmental excellence, just retired