civil service reform

  • 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.

  • Politics and the importance of the civil service

    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.

  • Presidents and the federal workforce

    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.

  • Post-midterms, need for civil service modernization remains

    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.

  • Re-skilling federal workforce unlikely without union cooperation

    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.

  • CBO: Giving Trump authority to devise re-org plan would not impact budget

    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.

  • The curse of the OPM director

    Whomever is correct, all sides seem to agree Office of Personnel Management Director Jeff Pon’s departure and replacement with Margaret Weichert was abrupt.

  • What happens next with OPM?

    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.

  • The 40-year history of the Civil Service Reform Act

    Tune in to FEDtalk on Federal News Radio, part of the Federal News Network October 13th, 2018, the Civil Service Reform Act (CSRA) turns 40 years old. The CSRA fundamentally changed the federal government and its workforce, spawning the majority of regulations, policies, and structures that continue to govern the day-to-day business of work within the federal government.

    October 13, 2018

  • After 40 years, coalition seeks upgrades to Senior Executive Service

    With age comes a need for an upgrade, so three major federal workforce groups are coming together to propose changes to the Senior Executive Service.