Did the recent shutdown do at least one constructive thing: Spotlight the lack of federal workers?
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 to change the way agencies compensate, hire, manage and reward both current and future federal employees.
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.
ICF Senior Vice President Jeff Neal explains how President Theodore Roosevelt's efforts to preserve the civil service could teach today's leadership a thing or two.
Congress didn't send a sweeping civil service modernization package to the president's desk this year, but winners of this year's Presidential Rank Awards have some ideas on where they can start on their own.
In today's Federal Newscast, Customs and Border Protection issues Accenture a partial stop work order to pause its nearly 300 million dollar contract to hire more border patrol agents.
In an age of bipartisanship, a committee of policy think-tanks and good government groups, led by the Senior Executives Association, say they've found a consensual starting point for civil service modernization.
The recent passing of former President George H.W. Bush prompted a lot of discussion about Bush and his experience in government before his presidency. "41,” as he came to be known, came from a background in the executive branch.
The election wasn't really a referendum on federal employees but they had a lot at stake. Margot Conrad, director of Federal Workforce Programs at the Partnership for Public Service, offered her perspective.
Bob Tobias, a professor in the Key Executive Leadership Program at American University, joined Federal Drive with Tom Temin to discuss the management-union relationship.
In today's Federal Newscast, the Congressional Budget Office assesses a bill which would give the Trump administration expedited authority to reorganize the federal government.
Whomever is correct, all sides seem to agree Office of Personnel Management Director Jeff Pon's departure and replacement with Margaret Weichert was abrupt.
The MITRE Corporation has a summary of ideas and recommendations that attendees discussed at the Office of Management and Budget's Symposium on the Federal Workforce for the 21st Century last month.
The administration's proposal to revamp OPM would not be the death-knell of the Civil Service. In fact, Commentator Jeff Neal said let's try the approach. If it doesn't work, it's up to Congress to fix it.