Federal News Radio explores how an evolving federal workforce has been bound by the constraints of a 40-year-old civil service system that largely hasn't changed at all since 1978.
As the Trump administration considers civil service modernization, those who helped craft the original Civil Service Reform Act say the White House could do the same thing in 2018 that they did in 1978, with a few exceptions.
Nearly four decades and seven presidents since one of Jimmy Carter’s proudest accomplishments — the Civil Service Reform Act, the team of President Donald Trump is set to take a crack at overhauling the government bureaucracy.
A coalition of federal unions has sued the Trump administration over the president's recent executive orders, but attorneys representing the government say the unions' challenges fall outside of the D.C. district court's jurisdiction.
A bipartisan group of current and former House lawmakers have filed an amicus brief in opposition to the president's three executive orders on the federal workforce.
Office of Management and Budget attempted to sell lawmakers on its reorganization proposals Wednesday. The proposal to reorganize the Office of Personnel Management sparked mostly concern from members.
The Trump administration's proposal to shift all personnel policy offices currently housed within the Office of Personnel Management to a new entity within the White House is earning some praise, but a lot of skepticism.
My concern with respect to these executive orders is that they make civil service reform less likely. There are many areas where agreement between the right and left is a possibility. The issue of labor relations is not high on that list.
Between last week's OPM report and this week's congressional hearing, feds may have some questions about official time. Federal News Radio wants to answer them.
Tony Reardon, the national president of the National Treasury Employees Union, encourages agencies to continue to be an attractive option for future generations.
Upon learning how the semi-automatic 3 percent within-grade increases work, one top outsider assigned to White House government overhaul is said to have referred to them as “zombie pay raises.’’
Comprehensive civil service reform is too tall an order just for OPM and its director.
Six out of every 1,000 new supervisors fail their probationary periods, according to a new analysis from the Merit Systems Protection Board.
In a new white paper from the National Academy of Public Administration, federal experts say a breakdown of the federal human capital system ultimately led to some of agencies' biggest challenges in recent years, from the cyber breaches at the Office of Personnel Management to the 49,000 vacancies at the Veterans Affairs Department.