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.
VA fired, demoted or gave long suspensions to 749 people since Jan. 20. But it doesn’t say what they did.
The truth is federal employees are in every state, The abstract concept of cutting the federal workforce runs into the reality that federal employees are constituents, and most members of Congress are interested in protecting jobs in their districts.
Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says feds should brace for a reorganization, and offers some tips to survive it.
Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says the current climate of fear among the federal workforce reminds him of the Cold War.
Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says federal civil servants are more often than not drawn to bad news about their jobs.