Last week, the Senate passed the Federal Agency Customer Experience Act, which would make it easier for agencies to gather voluntary customer feedback.
Good government groups are ready for a civil service overhaul, but they’re also excited to reignite the conversation about public service.
Kristine Simmons, Thomas W. Ross and Bill Valdez join host Mike Causey on this week’s Your Turn to talk about a new report that proposes some major changes to the Civil Service Reform Act.
The 2019 National Defense Authorization Act is mostly about Defense Department matters but at more than 1,000 pages it contains provisions for all federal agencies.
Officials from OPM and GAO say they are particularly interested in the thinking behind which skillsets agencies decide to keep through their reform plans.
The Senate is tied up with the 2018 budget and probing whether Russia influenced the 2016 election. But members still remain interested in the Veterans Affairs Department. The committee is marking up the VA Accountability and Whistleblower Protection Act. If enacted, this bill could help the department attract the talent management says it needs. Kristine Simmons, vice president of government affairs at the Partnership for Public Service, joins Federal Drive with Tom Temin with more.
Pundits say every action that comes out of Capitol Hill this year — bills, nominations or hearings — has ties to the 2016 elections.