The Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee will be faced with oversight responsibilities over the SolarWinds hack, the federal government's response to the pandemic and with legislation to implement the Biden administration's priorities for the federal workforce.
President Joe Biden has asked for the resignation of the entire Federal Service Impasse Panel, a group charged with handling disputes between employee unions and agency negotiators.
Over the next two months, the Department of Defense will work with both senior civilian and military leaders to reform policies put in place under the last administration that banned transgender people from serving openly in the U.S. military.
The Navy's Task Force One Navy report looks to STEM training, recruitment, grooming policies as paths to encourage diversity and inclusion.
The federal government’s core civilian workforce has long been known for its professionalism. About 2.1 million nonpartisan career officials provide essential public services in such diverse areas as agriculture, national parks, defense, homeland security, environmental protection and veterans affairs.
A new report tallies up some of the substantial workforce dysfunction—harms broadly predicted by employee unions and personnel experts—that the move inflicted, both in terms of employees who quit or retired early and morale among the remaining workforce.
Trump administration hiring freezes have been causing a strain on federal agencies trying to cope with the demands put on IT staff because of telework.
Sponsors say the legislation is needed to allow federal first responders to access their retirement benefits if they are injured on the job.
Military spouses—numbering over 605,000 in active duty families alone—could use more help from federal, state and other authorities in finding and keeping good gainful employment in fields in which they possess expertise.
In light of the deadly riots at the U.S. Capital last month, the Department of Homeland Security has issued a warning to the heads of federal agencies that government employees and facilities may be a target for a continuance in violence and domestic terrorism.
House Democrats are looking to extend federal employee benefits with new legislation.
Federal employees long have heard that, generally, they are underpaid, according to some reports—that is, when compared with their private-sector counterparts.
To create a better environment for all service members, Gen. Charles Q. Brown Jr., the Air Force's chief of staff said leadership will have to lay out "what our expectations are for those who are to be a part of our force."
Some agencies get poor reviews in employee engagement surveys—and the sprawling Department of Homeland Security, sadly, is a perennial member the low morale club.
The quadrennial book containing lists of jobs filled by appointment in the executive and legislative branches known as the Plum Book came out last week, offering some details, but not a full picture, of senior level positions in the last year of the Trump administration.
For the second year in a row, federal employees will get less money for their mileage reimbursements.
John Garing has died at 78, but leaves behind a legacy as a mentor to the people around him and a leader always looking for new and better ways to improve government.
President Joe Biden's Day 1 to-do list includes several federal workforce policies, although it notably does not include the reversal of Trump's controversial Schedule F executive order.
Has anybody ever told you could make a lot more money on the outside? That somebody in the private sector—maybe a government contractor—really knows how to treat a person like you? Not like a cheap, faceless bureaucrat but as a human being with skills, talent and feelings.