Reaction over the president's new executive order on the creation of a new Schedule F for certain policy-making positions ranges from "forget it!" to "finally!"
Agencies are often reassigning members of the Senior Executive Service with little oversight, the Government Accountability Office found. And the Office of Personnel Management, which has the authority to crack down on agencies when they fail to reassign SES members properly, said enforcement isn't a major priority.
A group of federal managers and senior executives are pushing the Trump administration to establish an emergency leave transfer program for employees struggling to balance their work and childcare responsibilities during the pandemic.
In today's Federal Newscast, senior executives and federal managers have some harsh criticism for the Office of Management and Budget's recent directive on race training.
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.
The authors of a recent report offering suggestions on civil service modernization say they attempted to bring interested parties together to facilitate meaningful discussions on the topic. But at least one federal employee group said their effort did the opposite.
In today's Federal Newscast, a bicameral group of Democrats say top leadership vacancies at the Federal Emergency Management Agency are unacceptable.
A group of well-known good government organizations, federal employee affinity groups and private sector organizations are recommending a series of organizational changes to the Office of Personnel Management, as well as several solutions to longstanding human capital challenges.
In today's Federal Newscast, top Democrat on Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee wants more details on agency reopening plans.
Citing the coronavirus pandemic and ongoing economic uncertainty, the Trump administration said Monday it will cancel the highest honors for career civil servants this year.
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.
In today's Federal Newscast, the Senior Executives Association is urging the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee to take action this year on hiring reforms and other recommendations to modernize the federal workforce.
The Senior Executives Association points out the non-SES portion of the federal workforce is 18% black, but the SES is less than 11% black.
In today's Federal Newscast, a bipartisan bill in the Senate would fast-track hiring staff to work for the Special Inspector General for Pandemic Recovery, who’s now one step away from confirmation.