Does the government fire enough people? Does it deal effectively with poor performers? Is the disciplinary and adverse action process effective? The answer to all three questions is probably no.
The Air Force said Wednesday that it would begin offering retention bonuses of up to $35,000 to entice its unmanned aircraft pilots to stay in the military as part of an ongoing “get-well” plan for a workforce that’s been stretched extremely thin.
Do your federal agency's hiring and firing policies follow the rules of the Old Maid card game? Senior Correspondent Mike Causey dares to tackle that oh-so politically incorrect subject.
Burdened by student debt, the youngest federal employees are entering the workforce later than their predecessors. As part of a Federal News Radio special report, What Millennials Really Want from Federal Service, most young employees said they'd prefer to stay in government, as long as they have opportunities to develop their skills, careers and benefits.
The federal government has enough trouble hiring people, especially young people. It's hard to get millennials in the door, but once you do, how do you keep them? Mallory Barg Bulman, director of research at the Partnership for Public Service, shares a few ideas on Federal Drive with Tom Temin.
Former DHS CHCO Jeff Neal wishes he could report that the government had gotten its act together and had more balanced hiring and retention, but — sadly — that is not the case.
The Office of Personnel Management is letting agencies forego previous 2010 spending levels on recruitment, relocation and retention (3Rs) to help them hire new cybersecurity talent. Agencies must tell OPM of their plans and what critical needs they want to fill before getting approval.
The number of Hispanic federal civilian employees increased for the fourth year in a row, according to the latest report from the Office of Personnel Management. The annual report showed an increase of 461 on-board employees between fiscal 2013 and 2014, or a 0.1 percent bump in Hispanic representation.
Sergeant Major of the Army Daniel Dailey hopes improved recruitment and retention practices as well as a new evaluation system for non-commissioned officers will strengthen the ranks in the face of budget cuts.
New analysis from the Partnership for Public Service of the Office of Personnel Management's Employee Viewpoint Survey shows that low employee satisfaction negatively impacts an agency's ability to hire and retain employees.
The House has a number of bills on its calendar this week that, if enacted, could have significant impacts on federal employees and their dependents.
Federal executives say they worry about the capacity of their workforce and how it impacts their agencies’ performance in a recent “Future of Government Service” survey released this month.
The government is betting that personal coaches can help boost federal employees\' sagging morale and even make agencies more productive. The Office of Personnel Management has compiled a governmentwide database of certified coaches who can be deployed to help any federal employee at any agency.
Liam Ackland, president of NGA.NET North America, encourages agencies to model their recruiting strategies after successful college basketball teams, which traditionally shy away from "one-and-dones."