Administrative changes are the first step in civil service modernization

Administrative changes have the advantage of being entirely within the power of the executive branch, says Jeff Neal. There is no need to wait for Congress…

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Civil service modernization is essential — here is one way to make it happen

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Good-government groups suggest ways to improve federal workforce under Biden

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5 workforce executive orders President-Elect Biden should cancel on Jan. 20

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AP/Andrew HarnikCompany representatives invited to the White House, walk towards President Donald Trump as he signs an executive order during a Made in America showcase on the South Lawn White House in Washington, Monday, July 15, 2019. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Court reverses decision on Trump’s workforce executive orders, defying unions’ legal challenge

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FILE - In this June 19, 2015 file photo, Department of Transportation Federal Aviation Administration building is seen in Washington. The FAA would be required to set new minimum requirements for seats on airplanes under legislation to be considered in the House this week. The regulation of seat width and legroom is part of a five-year extension of federal aviation programs agreed to early Saturday, Sept. 22, 2018, by Republican and Democratic leaders of the House and Senate committees that oversee the nation's air travel. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)

Is your agency as good as when you first started?

Did the recent shutdown do at least one constructive thing: Spotlight the lack of federal workers?

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Here’s what civil service modernization looks like in Trump’s 2020 budget request

The detailed version of the President’s 2020 budget request includes a series of familiar pay and retirement cuts and a wide variety of proposals designed…

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2019 make or break for FERS retirement benefits

Most of the House Republicans who repeatedly tried to cut costs in the massive FERS program are either gone from Congress or relegated by the 2016 midterm elections to minority status.

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