Guest columnist Tom Trabucco reflects on his 46-year federal career and the cast of characters he met along the way, as well as how he views the current set of civil service reform proposals.
While the Trump administration faces pushback from unions and members of Congress over its trio of federal workforce-related executive orders, more than half a million government workers, it turns out, won't fall under the orders' purview.
As of April 3, the number of federal and postal workers and retirees with million-dollar-plus Thrift Savings Plan accounts had grown to 23,098.
The private sector can bring perks and pay many feds only dream of, but a recent report by the Federal Reserve Board, indicated life outside the federal fold is not always a bed of roses.
The Department of Defense's office of the inspector general was recognized for strides made in employee satisfaction in the last five years.
Federal employees must consider the tradeoffs before making the decision to retire. Tammy Flanagan joins Federal Drive with Tom Temin with some advice.
Because of how fast things change in the government, the federal workforce needs young cyber talent and that's a perennial challenge.
Is the Trump administration trying to go in two different directions at once when it comes to career employees?
During an AFFIRM panel discussion Thursday, several women in federal technology management positions called on hiring officials to help broaden the diversity of the federal workforce
American University's Bob Tobias says the government is all about the people it employs and the appropriations it has to work with.
In today's Federal Newscast, the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts establishes a Federal Judiciary Workplace Conduct Working Group to look at what safeguards are in place to protect federal court workers from misconduct and harassment.
Most agencies saw an increase in employee engagement in the 2017 Best Places to Work in the Federal Government rankings. Some of the increases were noteworthy.
The processes that the civil service uses may be broken, or at least badly in need of repairs, but the civil service workforce is far from broken.
Does the government fire enough people? Does it deal effectively with poor performers? Is the disciplinary and adverse action process effective? The answer to all three questions is probably no.