In today’s Federal Newscast, 24 agencies plan to consolidate their office space in the coming years according to the Government Accountability Office.
The Homeland Security Department is finalizing regulations for a new personnel system for its cyber workforce, which would change the way it recruits, hires, pays and retains top talent.
In today’s Federal Newscast, a new policy from the National Science Foundation will require grant recipients to report the findings of any sexual harassment investigation against a researcher.
The governmentwide average time to hire new employees has creep up slightly every year since 2012.
Congress is once again examining the results of the latest Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey. Lawmakers said they’re encouraged by the progress the Homeland Security Department has made, despite its continued last-place ranking.
The Homeland Security Department held the second of its major hiring events last December. It made about 40 job offers to college students and recent graduates for a few positions across all of DHS’ components. Now, the department is reviewing what worked and what didn’t from the virtual job fair to inform its 2017 recruitment strategy.
A new site designed to serve as a one-stop shop for federal managers, employees, job seekers and academic institutions and students in the cybersecurity field will launch within the next two months. The Office of Personnel Management said it’s one of several steps the administration is taking to help agencies better recruit and hire new talent.
Agencies are starting to embrace rotational assignments — one of the four main priorities in a recent executive order on the Senior Executive Service — as an opportunity to give SES members new experiences and developmental opportunities.
With 31 percent of the federal workforce eligible to retire by September 2019, most agencies acknowledge they’re racing against the clock to recruit and hire the next generation of federal employees. But repeat, persistent challenges are preventing them from recruiting new, young talent, agency chief human capital officers say.
The Homeland Security Department drew large crowds to its first-ever tech and cybersecurity job fair in Washington this week. The department interviewed applicants, made tentative offers and started the security clearance review process on the spot for about 150 talented candidates.