President Barack Obama signed an executive order Jan. 17, which sets the governance process and suitability standards for agencies and the population of federal employees and contractors. It clarifies the work that the Office of Personnel Management and National Background Investigation Bureau has already started to develop a more modern vetting system.
Two weeks before President-elect Donald Trump takes office, the Obama administration has highlighted some of the management milestones it's achieved over the last eight years.
Defense Secretary Ash Carter hosts an Armed Forces full honor review farewell ceremony in honor of Barack H. Obama, 44th President of the United States.
New administrations that bring big ideological reversals do spark a higher-than-average level of SES departures.
With the the chairman of the Merit Systems Protection Board resigning in less than a week, employees appealing their disciplinary actions will have to be patient as they wait for President-elect Donald Trump to appoint at least one member for a quorum.
The National Archives and Records Administration is proposing a rule that clarifies public disclosure of presidential records, and the rights of a current and former president to allow that publication, or to block it.
The Education Department's College Scorecard aims to give students and their families the most current data on colleges and universities. The information includes everything from location and size, to what a salary might be for a particular program and skillset a student might want to pursue.
The Homeland Security Department and FBI published a Joint Analysis Report detailing the Russian cyber attacks of 2015-16, as well as best practices and mitigation strategies for organizations to apply to protect themselves from future hacks.
Through executive orders, the White House enacted more than a half dozen significant changes on matters ranging from nondiscrimination against LGBT employees to minimum wage rules affecting contractors. All of them are likely targets for repeal by the Trump administration. Ken Rosenberg, a partner at the law firm Fox Rothschild talks with Federal News Radio’s Jared Serbu on Federal Drive with Tom Temin about what’s ahead.
President Barack Obama signed an executive order authorizing a 2.1 percent pay parity for civilian employees in 2017. This order supersedes the one he signed back in November, which authorized a smaller raise for federal employees.
From pay raises, to continuing resolutions, to the election of Donald Trump as president, Federal News Radio counts down the top 10 stories federal workforce stories of 2016.
Feds have been here before. Bill Clinton cut the federal workforce by approximately 300,000. George W. Bush favored outsourcing as much agency work as possible.
President Barack Obama and senior administration leaders celebrated the achievements from the federal workforce over the past eight years. In his final days in office, Obama asked federal employees to think back to the moment they decided to join public service and encouraged them to continue their work as his administration leaves and another takes its place.
The Office of Management and Budget is doing its due diligence in preparing for a government shutdown.