Agencies have offered mixed messages about telework and the flexibilities their employees have in balancing the coronavirus pandemic, childcare duties and family medical concerns — and their work and services to the public.
This isn’t the first time defense and labor management officials have considered excluding civilian employees at the Defense Department from collective bargaining.
The National Academy of Public Administration’s Grand Challenges are issues that we have to deal with for many years to come, and they are likely to affect everyone in the United States.
Why do public servants take an oath of office? The reason is simple – public servants are just that – servants of the people.
If we take some agile concepts and apply them to how government is organized and staffed, we may see that many criticisms of shortcomings can be addressed.
While all of the focus on the OPM-GSA merger has been on OPM’s shortcomings, it is safe to say that the federal government as a whole has not covered itself with respect to management issues.
Stress is real, and it can be a killer. Federal workers are not immune to job-related stress, and many occupy jobs that cause high levels of stress. So several agencies have employee assistance programs.
Jeff Neal breaks down why federal hiring practices are slow, confusing to nongovernment applicants, get tied up in regulations and often result in unqualified applicants getting the job.
This column was originally published on Jeff Neal’s blog, ChiefHRO.com, and was republished here with permission from the author. We have heard a lot recently about reskilling, upskilling, and other terms that generally mean retraining workers…
Elections are interesting times for federal workers, because there are so many risks and even some benefits.