VA still struggling with high vacancy rates at medical facilities

Last year, VAs medical facilities had vacancy rates of 11%. That’s why management of care stays stuck on the high risk list maintained by the GAO.

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Lawmakers see paid family leave, more federal interns as viable ideas to improve talent pipeline

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Executive Briefing Series: Talent Acquisition and Retention

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Government Accountability Office's Strategic Issues and Census Issues Director Robert Goldenkoff appears at a House Oversight and Government Reform Committee hearing on the 2020 Census, on Capitol Hill, Tuesday, May 8, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Census Bureau doesn’t have enough enumerators for hard-to-reach areas in 2020 count

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This March 23, 2018 photo shows an envelope containing a 2018 census test letter mailed to a resident in Providence, R.I. The nation's only test run of the 2020 Census is in Rhode Island, and its drawing concerns from community leaders, good government groups and others about how it's being run. (AP Photo/Michelle R. Smith)

Congress concerned as 2020 Census costs jump 27 percent, testing schedule lags

Only 8 out of 44 systems for the 2020 Census’ practice run in Rhode Island have been tested to date, the Government Accountability Office told lawmakers…

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Robert Goldenkoff: Is the Census Bureau ready for 2020 count?

With lags in funding and new technology in need of testing, the U.S. Census Bureau has it’s work cut out for it.

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Federal overseers keeping close watch on how agencies engage employees through reorg

Officials from OPM and GAO say they are particularly interested in the thinking behind which skillsets agencies decide to keep through their reform plans.

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