Employee Policy

Here’s how government documents are classified to keep sensitive information safe

What are classified documents? Who gets to see them? What happens if they are released?

Employee Policy

Employees of now-embattled DHS IG gave supervisors high marks

The office had improved scores on the Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey in leadership, innovation and employee recognition.

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GCN Ebook: The Crypto Effect

GCN looks at state and local government experiments with cryptocurrency; promoting it to diversify the economy and attract tech-forward businesses, increasing the speed and transparency of agency transactions and aiding criminal investigations.

Agencies shed the employees they need to spend new infrastructure dollars

Watchdogs caution agencies could face critical staffing shortages that could impact implementation of Biden's signature infrastructure law.

Employee Policy

Survey: Performance, pressure increased among remote govt. employees during COVID

The survey also revealed managers seem to trust employees to perform more in virtual environments.

Employee Policy

Congress and investment in defense firms

The Project on Government Oversight's Dylan Hedtler-Gaudette and Nathan Siegel join partner site GovExec's podcast to discuss ethics, Congress and the Pentagon budget.

Employee Policy

Oversight community takes steps for more diversity

A new DEIA roadmap reflects goals the president has for the federal workforce overall. 

Employee Policy

Misinformation ‘harms nearly every element of election administration,’ committee finds

State election officials said that they “need help at the federal level” to counter the threat.

Employee Policy

Former CISA chief wants new, cross-cutting agency to lead fed cyber

Chris Krebs wants to establish a new agency to focus on privacy, data and cyber risks facing the U.S., or to pull the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency from under the Department of Homeland Security.

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Toward ‘Overmatch’: How AWS Cloud Drives Navy Software Development

Speed is everything in national defense. In this technologically driven era, the armed services need an accelerated means to surface new capabilities and bring them to bear in support of the warfighter. Download this white paper to learn more.

Employee Policy

Threats of violence against FBI agents ‘absolutely unacceptable,’ says FLEOA

The threats have been coming, after the FBI searched President Trump’s Florida residence Aug. 8.

Pay

IRS hiring in the big climate bill

The Inflation Reduction Act is the topic on our partner site's podcast, with Eric Katz.

House approves package with IRS hiring boost, USPS EV funding

The measure aims to lower health care costs and strengthen the fight against climate change, and received only Democratic support.

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.

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.