Agencies are finding ways on their own to hire top talent, reskill existing employees and manage their workforces with more agility, a skill the Trump administration says is necessary absent some sweeping civil service modernization.
In today’s Federal Newscast, employees at the Bureau of Land Management’s Washington D.C. headquarters have limited time to decide if they will move out west with the agency or not.
Agencies have launched a gamut of successful robotic process automation pilots in recent years, but moving those projects onto the next phase of broader adoption has proven more difficult.
The government management ranks aren’t totally at odds with their employees.
In today’s Federal Newscast, the Veterans Affairs Department’s smoking ban at medical facilities now extends to its employees, something their union is not happy about.
The first cohort of the Cybersecurity Reskilling Academy has helped the administration identify some promising successes and some tough challenges, which federal Chief Information Officer Suzette Kent said will inform future iterations of the program and other training initiatives.
The Trump administration is taking another small step to shift functions at the Office of Personnel Management to the General Services Administration.
A new cyber workforce executive order charges multiple agencies to develop a rotational assignment program, which would create details for top talent in and around federal agencies and the private sector.
The CIO Council came up with funding to add five more students to the new effort to retrain non IT workers with cybersecurity skills.
The detailed version of the President’s 2020 budget request includes a series of familiar pay and retirement cuts and a wide variety of proposals designed to change the way agencies compensate, hire, manage and reward both current and future federal employees.