DoD civilian workforce

Airman 1st Class Tryphena Mayhugh/86th Airlift Wing The Kaiserslautern Military Community Center sits dusted with snow after the first snowfall of the season, Jan. 15, 2016, at Ramstein Air Base, Germany.

First win in Europe: DoD employees get union representation at German military installation

Almost 400 workers at the Kaiserslautern Military Community Center Exchange in Germany voted to join the American Federation of Government Employees as…

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(AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)An aerial view of the Pentagon, in Arlington, Virginia.

DoD decades behind private sector in recruiting talent for civilian jobs, study finds

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Kathleen Hicks

DoD-commissioned study finds major shortcomings in civilian talent management

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(U.S. Army Photo by Bridgett Siter)Soldiers from the 82nd Airborne Division used the latest prototype of the Integrated Visual Augmentation System (IVAS) during a training exercise in October at Fort Pickett, Va. The event was part of a larger Soldier Touch Point, the third major milestone in the development and testing of the IVAS, which will undergo one more STP in the spring before initial fielding next year. (U.S. Army Photo by Bridgett Siter)

From recruitment to retention, Army puts more management focus on civilian workforce

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(AP Photo/Susan Walsh)Lloyd Austin

Pentagon civilian employees get their deadline to receive COVID-19 vaccine

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More than 800 service members and civilians gathered at Camp Atterbury for Cyber Shield 18 at Camp Atterbury, Indiana from May 6-18, 2018.

In NDAA, shift in attitude toward DoD civilians goes beyond pay raise

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The Army has ideas for reducing civilian time-to-hire

The Army is still drafting an implementation plan for the civilian employee side of its new, overarching “People Strategy.” But officials are previewing…

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FILE - In this June 4, 2017, file photo. nNew Army recruits take part in a swearing in ceremony before a baseball game between the San Diego Padres and the Colorado Rockies in San Diego. The Army has missed its recruiting goal for the first time in more than a decade. Army leaders tell The Associated Press they signed up about 70,000 new troops for the fiscal year that ends Sept. 30, 2018. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull, File)

DoD plans civilian workforce increase, especially health fields

DoD’s civilian workforce would grow modestly under 2020 budget, and up to 15,000 health care positions would be converted to civilian jobs in coming years.

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DoD pushing to resurrect contractor-vs-civilian competitions

As part of a revived effort to manage contractors, civilians and military personnel as a “total force,” DoD intends to propose a new way to conduct public-private competitions.

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