DHS wants to increase meaningful in-person work, but “the range of workplace flexibilities has, and will continue to, look differently across the department,” DHS' CHCO writes.
Since the government moved swiftly in the wake of the pandemic to continue services, it now must reevaluate what’s required to support a hybrid workforce long term. Verizon’s Sunil Rajan shares both the challenges and the benefits.
The Social Security Administration (SSA) is on the Government Accountability Office's High Risk List. It is there primarily because of its long-term fiscal uncertainty and questions about whether, in the long run, it can pay the benefits it owes retired Americans. But SSA also has an other internal management problem, stemming from its Office of Inspector General.
In today's Federal Newscast: An IRS watchdog says the handling of sensitive taxpayer records is often sloppy. CISA launches a new program to help bolster the network security of critical infrastructure organizations. And Republicans look to "get feds out of the classroom" by freezing hiring at the Education Department.
Persistence and focus have paid off for one Labor Department policy advisor. His beat for 23 years of federal service has been access for people with disabilities, access to transportation, jobs, and technology at the federal and state levels.
In today's Federal Newscast, the Labor Department's Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs is strengthening its ability to investigate and remedy employment discrimination allegations filed against federal contractors.
After a historic pay raise, TSA is now working on an expanded collective bargaining agreement. We look at how we got to this point, and what comes next for airport screeners and other TSA employees.
In today's Federal Newscast: Military families will now be able to use $5,000 in pre-tax income to care for dependents. DoD's CIO mandates new rules for buying cloud services. And presidential candidate Ron DeSantis will "start slitting throats" of federal employees his first day on the job.
A new cyber workforce strategy outlines four goals aimed at changing the way the DoD manages and trains cyber workers.
In today's Federal Newscast: The State Department has launched a Bureau of Global Health to combat the spread of HIV/AIDS. Airmen stuck overseas, due to lack of government money -- three weeks later -- have the funding. And top employees at the Interior Department get their telework opportunities cut to 50%.
Two recent Supreme Court decisions changed the calculus for contractors when it comes to dealing with the False Claims Act. The court altered long-standing definitions of "reckless disregard" and "deliberate ignorance." And it gave the government more discretion over dismissing whistleblower cases under the false claims act.
In today's Federal Newscast: Calling it "coercive," Ohio Congressman Brad Wenstrup goes after President Biden's 2021 get-it-or-be-fired vaccination order for feds. A union for federal employees is supporting a bill to make union dues tax deductible. And most Thrift Savings Plan funds were back in the black in July.
Agencies would also have to set up a process for reconsidering decisions that denied someone a job or clearance over weed use dating back to 2008.
National Whistleblower Day must be honored across the United States. It is important to step back and remember what whistleblowers have achieved and how they have served the public interest year after year.