In today’s Federal Newscast, the Department of Housing and Urban Development’s inspector general says the agency was generally well prepared for the change to mandatory telework.
The Agriculture Department is opening up parking options for employees who don’t want to take public transportation but have been asked to return to USDA facilities in the national capital region. USDA began “phase one” of its reopening plan Monday.
In today’s Federal Newscast, the president’s nominee to be the Office of Personnel Management inspector general got some face time before the Senate.
The Agriculture Department is finalizing a new performance management system, which will move employees from a five-tier system to a “pass-fail” program. The new policy, which USDA plans to roll out Oct. 1, will allow supervisors to reward employees for specific mission accomplishments throughout the year, the agency said.
The Department of Veterans Affairs is applying artificial intelligence to help improve medical care. The Agriculture Department is giving its eight mission areas 360-degree views of metrics to answer mission-focused questions.
Thank the people who do the hands on work of government. There are many but as we head into the last week of our annual May We Say Thank You campaign, Federal Drive anchor Tom Temin highlights two in particular.
In todays’ Federal Newscast, Democrats on the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee worry the panel is failing to hold federal agencies accountable for their response to the coronavirus.
Under the Agriculture Department’s reopening plan, subcomponent agencies and mission areas should provide masks and face coverings for their employees returning to the office.
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.
The coronavirus pandemic multiplied the need for agency wide telework capabilities and that also means more security concerns. Venice Goodwine, chief information security officer for the Agriculture Department, said her agency took a phased approach with capacity tests across different mission areas.