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New Trump EO urges agencies to prioritize skills over college degrees in federal hiring06/26/2020 05:29pm • Having a college degree will no longer guarantee a candidate a spot on a certification list for a federal job, according to a new executive order from the Trump administration. The executive order, which President Donald Trump signed Friday at a meeting of the American Workforce Policy AdvisoryCMS launches 'upskilling summit' for IT workforce to tackle modernization projects06/24/2020 08:18am • While some agencies scrambled to scale up their IT infrastructure as mandatory telework became the new normal — at least for a few months — the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services haven't let the coronavirus pandemic slow down momentum on IT modernization. As part of that modernizationPeace Corps volunteers sent home early due to pandemic will get financial aid from agency04/23/2020 10:35am •  To listen to the Federal Newscast on your phone or mobile device, subscribe in PodcastOne or Apple Podcasts. The best listening experience on desktop can be found using Chrome, Firefox or Safari. Peace Corps is giving a one-time stipend to the 7,000 volunteers and trainees who had to98 days and counting, will federal hiring ever get easier?03/09/2020 01:00am • Ask federal managers about what stresses them out the most, and it's not firing. It's hiring. Human resources gets involved. They go back and forth over the wording of the job announcement and finally post the job to USAJobs.gov. They wait. And they hire ... no one. That's reality for mostTrump's 2021 budget pledges training for 400,000 federal employees02/11/2020 03:08pm • The Trump administration set one of its first, clear goals for upskilling and reskilling the federal workforce in its latest budget proposal. "We have made a firm commitment to reskilling up to and possibly exceeding 400,000 federal workers, focused on first and foremost jobs where we have a hardVA, HHS, SBA among biggest winners in $92B IT budget request for 202102/11/2020 08:37am • Best listening experience is on Chrome, Firefox or Safari. Subscribe to Federal Drive’s daily audio interviews on Apple Podcasts or PodcastOne. The White House is asking Congress for the largest information technology budget ever, driven, in part, by the need to move to shared services a2020 is the year for scaling up Trump administration workforce pilots01/09/2020 06:00pm • It may be a new year, but for the Trump administration and its efforts to better position the federal workforce for the 21st century, many of its priorities will look familiar. After all, the administration is nearly two years into implementation of the President's Management Agenda, a set of 14IRS programming mystery continues01/07/2020 08:32am • Best listening experience is on Chrome, Firefox or Safari. Subscribe to Federal Drive’s daily audio interviews on Apple Podcasts or PodcastOne. For fiscal 2020, the IRS has received a two-year, $180 million chunk for business systems modernization. Here's what the commissioner says abOMB’s Cornelius to lead industry association12/10/2019 08:52am • The end of the calendar year usually brings a flurry of federal executives moving into new jobs or retiring, and this one is no different. Among the biggest loses is Matthew Cornelius, who left the Office of Management and Budget after almost three years to become the executive director of the AlAgencies find higher quality candidates under new Digital Service, OPM hiring pilot10/25/2019 04:51pm • Best listening experience is on Chrome, Firefox or Safari. Subscribe to Federal Drive’s daily audio interviews on Apple Podcasts or PodcastOne. Criticisms about the federal hiring process and USAJOBS.gov have ranged far and wide over the past decade or so, but federal managers have theirCommerce IG auditing Census Bureau’s cybersecurity ahead of 2020 count10/21/2019 12:05pm •  To listen to the Federal Newscast on your phone or mobile device, subscribe in PodcastOne or Apple Podcasts. The best listening experience on desktop can be found using Chrome, Firefox or Safari. A few months out from the start of the Census Bureau’s 2020 count, the Commerce DepartmLots of under-35s work for the government, just not in it10/21/2019 07:40am • The refrain is familiar. Someone said it the other night at the Service to America medals ceremonies. Only a small percentage of the federal workforce is under 35 years old. Still tinier is the fraction under 30. Yet untold numbers of younger workers are working for the government. They're just nOPM to launch job rotation program for cyber reskilling academy graduates10/08/2019 05:34pm • The Trump administration has taken steps to reskill the federal workforce for hard-to-fill IT jobs, but the Office of Personnel Management is working to ensure that once employees go through the retraining process, they'll find a career path they’d like to pursue. Veronica Villalobos, OPM’s pFederal workforce reform: The conversation is just getting started10/03/2019 04:11pm • On August 1, the Senate passed HR 3877, establishing a budget for FY 2020 and FY 2021, giving hope that the U.S. government had finally emerged from what many feared was a permanent state of uncertainty. Unfortunately, those fears continue to be justified. Although HR 3877 affirms consensus on a budDark cloud over OPM leaves employees fearing long-term damage10/02/2019 06:29pm • Best listening experience is on Chrome, Firefox or Safari. Subscribe to Federal Drive’s daily audio interviews on Apple Podcasts or PodcastOne. Editor’s note: This is part 1 of a two-part special investigation by Federal News Network about the lasting impact the potential merger of the O
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