The Trump administration, as it promised, ended the 90-day hiring freeze. Simultaneously it launched an ambitious plan to re-do the executive branch bureaucracy top to bottom.
The President’s management agenda lays out points of emphasis the President wants agency managers to show progress in. That’s sort of a first for Presidential skinny budgets. The idea is receiving praise from good government associations like the Partnership for Public Service. Federal News Radio’s Eric White spoke with Margot Conrad, director of Education and Outreach for the Partnership, on Federal Drive with Tom Temin.
The success of the next president’s management agenda will largely depend on having the right senior executives to serve as champions for the administration’s goals, as well as the right performance plans to hold them accountable and drive noticeable outcomes. That’s the message the Performance Institute, along with a coalition of other federal management organizations, will send to both candidates.
Hillary Clinton seems to have a real love of policy detail. Donald Trump is more of a broad-brush painter.
President Barack Obama issued an open invitation out to all of his senior managers for an exclusive meeting. Registration is open online and reservations are available on a first-come, first-served basis.
Beth Cobert, deputy director for management at the Office of Management and Budget, told an audience of federal executives that agencies need to take advantage of technology and data to drive innovation in government.
The Office of Personnel Management is giving agencies a way to better understand and utilize data gleaned from the Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey (FEVS) and OPM’s Enterprise Human Resources Integration (EHRI).
In the fiscal 2015 budget, the White House laid out initiatives that fall under each of the four pillars of the management agenda. The federal IT budget would drop to $79.1 billion in 2015 — down from $81.4 billion in 2014.
Members of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee laud Beth Cobert’s private sector experience. But Sen. Tom Carper (D-Del.) said Senate leaders do not plan to debate or vote on any nominations during the shutdown.
Speaking before the President’s Council of Advisers on Science and Technology at the National Academy of Sciences Thursday morning, Steven VanRoekel, the federal chief information officer, said the President’s second-term management agenda is building on past successes to make lasting change ordinary American citizens can feel in their everyday lives.