Fred Nutt, President Donald Trump’s nominee to be the Office of Management and Budget controller, is no longer in the running for the position.
The Trump administration is also planning to study the full scope of federal employees’ pay, benefits other opportunities for recognition, in effort to prove to Congress that the workforce would benefit from more flexible performance-based awards over across-the-board pay raises.
In effort to build a better talent pipeline and foster more collaborative, working relationships between government and universities, the Volcker Alliance has announced the creation of two “government-to-university” councils in Kansas City, Missouri, and Austin, Texas.
The Trump administration said it sees 2019 as the year it plans to win the public’s trust and establish familiarity with the federal workforce that it’s up to the task of deploying artificial intelligence, robotics and other new technology.
Leadership within the Office of the Director of National Intelligence and Office of Personnel Management have agreed to a broad framework that’s designed to reimagine the entire suitability, credentialing and security clearance process. New policies will be rolled out over the course of 2019.
The Trump administration wants to bring more agencies to collaborate on the goals outlined in the President’s Management Agenda in 2019.
For the Trump administration, 2018 was a productive year filled small, but productive steps toward its goal of modernizing the federal workforce. But it was a very different kind of year for federal employee unions.
Agencies have also said they’re beginning to evolve and mature their views on how they can improve employee engagement.
The Office of Personnel Management announced a series of changes that it said will alleviate existing burdens on agencies to prove their senior executives are meeting mission goals.
The MITRE Corporation has a summary of ideas and recommendations that attendees discussed at the Office of Management and Budget’s Symposium on the Federal Workforce for the 21st Century last month.