AFGE is pursuing legal action over the the Veterans Affairs Department’s implementation of the VA Accountability and Whistleblower Protection Act.
OPM is encouraging agencies to think about how many people they’ll need to accomplish their missions in the future — and how they can retrain their employees to take on new work.
The Office of Management and Budget is ready to start tracking progress on improving performance and accountability. Here’s what two departments have done.
Chief human capital officers have been looking at their performance management practices and are tweaking those for the 2019 budget submission.
The Office of Management and Budget is asking agencies to come up with new performance management plans by June 30. Human capital experts say the OMB guidance prompts agencies to consider several important questions but focuses too heavily on addressing poor performers, and not enough on recruiting and retaining top employees.
The Defense Department will move nearly a quarter of a million workers to the New Beginnings system in April.
Agency culture and a poor understanding of the disciplinary process are some of the biggest challenges supervisors, managers and senior executives said they face when trying to fire an employee for misconduct. The Merit Systems Protection Board surveyed 10,000 federal managers about their understanding and opinions of civil adverse action procedures.
The Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs’ federal workforce subcommittee said it’s on a fact-finding mission this year. Subcommittee Chairman James Lankford (R-Okla.) said he wants to hear from federal managers about the existing authorities and processes that make their jobs more difficult.
The House just passed the Government Reform and Improvement Act of 2016, which would institute performance management, secure information systems, and lengthen probationary periods for career employees. Bob Tobias, professor in the Key Executive Leadership Program at American University, tells Federal Drive with Tom Temin the bill as a bit of a grab bag.
The Office of Personnel Management is reminding managers of existing protocols for reviewing their employees. OPM encouraged executives to apply the “employee engagement plus” methodology to their appraisal process.