Democrats had hoped to quickly confirm Alejandro Mayorkas, a Obama-era veteran of the Department of Homeland Security, as the new DHS secretary under President-elect Joe Biden. But Sen. Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) has said he will place a hold on Mayorkas' nomination.
Individual agencies have extolled the benefits of telework and are rethinking their workforce policies to evolve with the times. But will the entire federal government, as a whole, adopt a similar mentality?
Some agencies have outgrown their formal telework policies in the pandemic, and they're using full-time remote work arrangements to entice new employees and retain existing ones.
In today's Federal Newscast, a key Senate committee advanced Chad Wolf's nomination to be permanent homeland security secretary.
In today's Federal Newscast, on-time mail delivery still hasn’t fully recovered from operational changes made nearly two months ago by Postmaster General Louis DeJoy.
The Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee found agencies saved $450 million over the last two years through the Making Electronic Government Accountable By Yielding Tangible Efficiencies (MEGABYTE) Act.
The board that oversees the Thrift Savings Plan will have a few new members in the coming weeks and months. They'll eventually pick up the debate over the international fund -- and whether to throw China in the mix.
John Gibbs, the president's latest pick to lead the Office of Personnel Management, spent much of his nomination hearing Wednesday trying to reassure senators his previous rhetoric and comments are in the past, and his three-year government career confirms he has no tolerance for discrimination.
Postmaster General Louis DeJoy says USPS would seek “more pricing freedom” from Congress, as well as legislation that would reform the agency’s mandate to pre-fund retiree health benefits.
A Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs subcommittee is holding a series of hearings to collect best practices on telework, which members say may inform new legislation or policy for the federal workforce.
The new initiative, which USPS says will “enhance customer service by providing more consistent delivery times,” will start Saturday at nearly 400 facilities.
In today's Federal Newscast, a bicameral group of Democrats say top leadership vacancies at the Federal Emergency Management Agency are unacceptable.
Out of 164 recommendations the National Commission on Military, National and Public Service made recently to Congress, federal recruitment, hiring and workforce challenges captured the most attention.
A lawmaker on the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Subcommittee on Federal Spending Oversight and Emergency Management, asked 10 agencies about each of their IT modernization strategies, systems in most need of modernization and other challenges.