Schedule F

(AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)Kiran Ahuja, the nominee to be Office of Personnel Management Director, appears before a Senate Governmental Affairs Committee hybrid nominations hearing on Capitol Hill, Thursday, April 22, 2021, in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Workforce changes may still lie ahead for federal employees in 2023

Agencies’ ‘future of work’ plans, priorities in the President’s Management Agenda and hiring reform efforts defined 2022 for federal employees.

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(AP Photo/Mike Groll)FILE - This April 22, 2014, file photo shows an employment application form on a table at a job fair in Hudson, N.Y. Middle-age white Americans with limited education are increasingly dying younger, on average, than other middle-age U.S. adults, a trend driven by their dwindling economic opportunities, research by two Princeton University economists has found. The economists, Anne Case and Angus Deaton, argue in a paper released Thursday, March 23, 2017, that the loss of steady middle-income jobs for those with high school degrees or less has triggered broad problems for this group. (AP Photo/Mike Groll, File)

Congress sets a deadline for federal hiring reform in omnibus spending bill

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The sun shines on the dome of Capitol Hill in Washington, Friday, Aug. 12, 2022. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

Omnibus silently endorses 4.6% pay raise for federal employees in 2023

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(AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)Rep. Gerry Connolly, D-Va., is interviewed about the Relay, an electric autonomous vehicle, in Fairfax, Va., Thursday, Oct. 22, 2020. The future of transportation arrived in northern Virginia, looking like a big blue toaster on wheels that can seat six and drive itself through the region’s notorious traffic.  State and local officials debuted the Relay system Thursday, an all-electric, autonomous vehicle that will provide free shuttle rides back and forth from the Dunn Loring Metrorail stop to the bustling Mosaic District in Fairfax County, Va.  (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

Language to block future Schedule F absent from compromise version of NDAA

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New leadership at the Senior Executives Association

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Sunlight shines on the U.S. Capitol Dome in Washington, Friday, Jan. 7, 2022. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

Bills, amendments linger in Congress with lasting implications for feds

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Two agencies took initial steps to implement Schedule F, GAO finds

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You’re fired! No, you’re not. Hold it, wait a minute…

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The sun shines on the dome of Capitol Hill in Washington, Friday, Aug. 12, 2022. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

Senate Dems ‘pushing to follow suit’ after House passes bill to block any future Schedule F

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FILE - The U.S. Capitol in Washington is pictured on Friday, August 5, 2022. Democrats pushed their election-year economic package to Senate passage Sunday, Aug. 7, 2022, a compromise less ambitious than Biden’s original domestic vision but one that still meets party goals of slowing global warming, moderating pharmaceutical costs and taxing immense corporations. (AP Photo/Mariam Zuhaib, File)

Bill to prevent Schedule F from resurfacing advances out of House committee

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FILE - People walk outside the U.S Capitol building in Washington, June 9, 2022. The biggest investment ever in the U.S. to fight climate change. A hard-fought cap on out-of-pocket prescription drug costs for seniors in the Medicare program. A new corporate minimum tax to ensure big businesses pay their share. And billions leftover to pay down federal deficits. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)

Five federal workforce items on Congress’ to-do list

Congress has a lot on its plate to try to avoid a continuing resolution, including a host of appropriations bills.

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Dedicated civil servants, or an out of control ‘deep state?’

Jeff Neal writes that the more civil servants see attacks by political appointees and politicians on their skills, work, integrity and even their patriotism,…

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The Public Service Reform Act would wreck the civil service

A new bill introduced in the House of Representatives, titled the Public Service Reform Act, is not about public service and is certainly not reform. Rather than addressing accountability or hiring and pay challenges, the bill would make all federal workers at-will employees. The result would be a civil service that is little more than two million political appointees.

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