Employee Policy

Report: Probe of DHS IG remains slow-going

The much-criticized Trump-era Inspector General continues to vex critics.

Financial Planning

Retirement: Providing for your survivors

Feds, you have a range of options for guaranteeing a source of income for others in the event of your death, as Tammy Flanagan explains.

Employee Policy

Survey: COVID caution is plummeting

Despite knowing the risks of COVID-19, its breakthrough infections as well as long COVID, American adults are less and less likely to take precautions, a survey finds.

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Adopting Medical Cyber Physical Systems to Keep Up with an Increasing IoT World

Cyber-attacks directed toward health care agencies can cause significant harm to institutions and the patients they serve.

Employee Policy

Former watchdog has ideas on dealing with poorly performing IGs

The former acting Pentagon inspector general asks, “Who is watching the watchdogs?” Proposed solutions include possibly imposing term limits on IGs, making it mandatory that presidents specify reasons for their removal and others.

Benefits

Burn pit victims: Feds, unions hail PACT Act

Feds cheered the new law's signing this week, and the coming of far more comprehensive and fair health care coverage for millions of vets who were exposed to toxic U.S. military "burn pits" abroad.

Employee Policy

How the FBI knew what to search for at Mar-A-Lago ...

A presidential scholar sets the history and context for the battle over President Trump’s official records – and says it isn’t the first records battle between the government and a former president.

Pay

A closer look at locality pay increase likely coming to thousands of feds

This news on the probable pay increase comes as part of a weekly roundup on pay and benefits.

Employee Policy

Cyber threats warrant a government reorganization, former CISA head says

Inaugural CISA director Chris Krebs said the federal government should do more to respond to cybersecurity and data concerns.

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The State of Federal Data Strategy Survey

GovExec implemented a study to uncover the progress and challenges that federal leaders are facing as they roll out initiatives to support the Federal Data Strategy. Download to learn more.

Employee Policy

Pressure rising against USPS 'reforms,' DeJoy asks stakeholders to fall in line

The Postal Service is facing pushback on its plans to raise rates, shrink the workforce and consolidate mail processing.

Pay

Federal Salary Council finally makes locality pay recommendations

Feds made 22.47% less on average than their private sector counterparts last year, according to the recently reconstituted Federal Salary Council.

Employee Policy

Podcast: Telling the story of the fall of Kabul

Producer Bradley Hope joins our partner GovExec's podcast to discuss a new podcast about the evacuation and Taliban takeover in 2021.

Employee Policy

Mobile threats prompt operational changes for government staff

In a recent survey, more than 80% of public-sector workers said they have had to re-evaluate workplace practices as attacks on mobile devices grow.

Employee Policy

Employee group renews calls for agencies to protect feds, post-Roe

Among the requests: administrative leave and travel reimbursement—to cover federal workers who must travel across state lines to receive abortion services—as well as to opt out of relocating to states that ban the procedure.

Financial Planning

Financial tips from a TSP millionaire

Financial professional and longtime fed Abraham Grungold joins our partner GovExec's podcast to discuss the Thrift Savings Plan

Employee Policy

It’s time to treat the federal workforce better

Reducing employee burnout will help agencies retain the employees they need to advance their mission.

Employee Policy

Don’t fear the Public Service Reform Act

A former chief human capital officer says it is time to re-center and simplify the rules to balance individual fairness and organizational effectiveness in the federal government.

Benefits

HHS is establishing a new office targeting long COVID

The effort to manage this particular scourge comes as part of our partner site's weekly list of news updates on COVID that you may have missed.