civil service reform

  • OPM’s Pon seeks important role for human capital council

    The director of the Office of Personnel Management said he wants to restore the importance of the Chief Human Capital Officers Council. Jeff Pon has asked agency and department heads to put very senior level representatives on the council that strategizes human resource policy for government employees.

  • Civil service reform: The SEA perspective

    What does the Senior Executives Association think about President Donald Trump’s plans to reform the civil service system? Find out when SEA President Bill Valdez joins host Mike Causey on this week’s Your Turn. April 4, 2018

  • White House proposals for civil service reform: What they missed

    Few people will argue that the civil service needs no reform. The job classification and pay systems are outdated, the hiring process is terrible and employee accountability is an issue that troubles both outsiders and government workers.

  • Happy birthday to the civil service

    Jan. 16 marked the 135th birthday of the Civil Service Commission – the precursor to the Office of Personnel Management.

  • Growing number of flexibilities, alternative personnel systems a sign agencies are looking for escape

    More and more agencies are turning to alternative personnel systems as a solution to hiring, accountability or performance challenges.

  • Time is now to reimagine the civil service, federal experts say

    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.

  • J. David Cox: 1 union’s take on civil service reform

    It’s been an interesting year for federal employee union, first a hiring freeze. and then a renewed attempt in the Senate to change the terms of employment at the Veterans Affairs Department. Now the House has turned its attention to civil service reform. J. David Cox, national president of the American Federation of Government Employees, joins Federal Drive with Tom Temin for one union’s view.

  • Pay, retirement reform: Round up the usual suspects

    Congress is in the midst of “reforming” the federal government by rounding up overpaid bureaucrats and whittling back their break-the-bank benefits.

  • Would the Federal Supervisor Training Act make a difference?

    Federal HR expert Jeff Neal applauds the efforts of lawmakers to investigate civil service reforms and calls for legislation that brings meaningful training for supervisors.

  • Senate subcommittee asking hard questions on civil service reform this year

    Heidi Heitkamp (D-N.D.), the ranking member of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Subcommittee on Regulatory Affairs and Federal Management, said she and subcommittee and Chairman James Lankford (R-Okla) will make civil service reform a major focus this year. She and Lankford are looking for ideas that attack the root causes of some of the most challenging problems facing the federal workforce.