National Academy of Public Administration

Amid political leadership vacancies, calls for SES reform continue to rise

Opting for career SES officials or appointees who don’t need Senate confirmation may be the most effective way to minimize persistent leadership vacancies.

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FILE - In this Sept. 24, 2013, file photo, just cut stacks of $100 bills make their way down the line at the Bureau of Engraving and Printing Western Currency Facility in Fort Worth, Texas. Everyone knows the tech industry is big, but it can be challenging to get your head around just how big it is. At least until you look at it from a different angle and realize that Apple makes more money in a day than 2500 average U.S. households can expect to see in a year. (AP Photo/LM Otero, File)

Agencies would have an easier time approving pay bonuses under OPM proposal

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The administration’s DEI leader brings experience from work at the state level

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Getty Images/iStockphoto/monsitjTechnology modernization fund

What federal largess looks like from the perspective of a state-level budget official

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502nd Air Base Wing Public Affai/Sarayuth Pinthong

This Air Force technologist has helped spread the internet everywhere

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Today’s job seekers want things our current system cannot provide

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650,000 federal paychecks at risk, as IT, workforce challenges threaten National Finance Center

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Divide over Schedule F reveals deeper need for federal workforce reform, Partnership says

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Election 2022 Arizona Voting

What a great time to be a member of the Election Assistance Commission

The Election Assistance Commission makes sure people have the help they need to vote.

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National Guard personnel under Title 32 duty status, in which the federal government funds 100% of the cost for the troops. Over 28,000 activated National Guard troops are helping state and local governments with: 🔹 Logistical support in warehouses to support food distribution 🔹 Medical screening and testing 🔹 Supporting correctional facilities Learn more about this and other types of federal support for COVID-19 response:

Meet the guy who makes sure FEMA arrives at a disaster fully prepared

Behind the visible efforts though FEMA, there is a mission support function that ensures the right money, equipment and people are in place.

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An influential Congressional staffer is now a NAPA fellow

Among this year’s fellows added to the National Academy of Public Administration are several still-working, senior federal employees. One of them is prominent on Capitol Hill and the Federal Drive with Tom Temin had a chance to conduct this extended 17-minute interview with her.

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