In effort to build a better talent pipeline and foster more collaborative, working relationships between government and universities, the Volcker Alliance has announced the creation of two “government-to-university” councils in Kansas City, Missouri, and Austin, Texas.
The Volcker Alliance is leading a series of discussions with colleges and universities across the country to develop best practices for preparing and recruiting the next generation of talent to government.
The administration will release more details about its management agenda later this month with a focus on three outcomes.
Agencies largely did well on the 2017 Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey. Here are some methods and lessons they’ve learned over the past several years to make noticeable improvements in employee engagement.
A new OMB mandate gives agencies until Sept. 1 to come up with plans to transition their own package shipping contracts to a new contract vehicle negotiated and administered by the Defense Department.
These COOs frequently occupy deputy secretary positions that require Senate confirmation, many of which are vacant in the current administration. But it’s the people occupying these offices that are best positioned to make real changes in the way agencies perform their missions.
The Office of Management and Budget is expected to release a new memo later this week, which will describe an initial review of existing requirements and reporting burdens that the administration believes agencies can scale back.
Linda Springer, a former OMB and OPM appointee, is serving as the senior advisor to the director for management.
More and better information is getting to be the driving force behind spending and program decisions across the government. OMB is requiring agencies to update strategic plans and objectives based on their analysis of program and back-office data.