This week, Nathan Abse interviews Harry Mourtos, IT specialist and lead on the President’s Cup Cybersecurity Competition that rewards cybersecurity skills among federal employees.
Although some employees can file complaints without fear of reprisal, many see dissent channels as useless or worse, a new report finds.
The Senior Executives Association, which represents members of the Senior Executive Service and other federal mangers, is looking for sweeping changes to the government's human resources organization and practice.
Thrift Savings Share Prices as of July 29, 2020.
In a July 20 memo to all DOD personnel, Secretary Mark Esper reminded staff that unclassified information is not publicly releasable until it is approved for release.
The U.S. Postal Service’s agreement with the Treasury Department for $10 billion loan provided for in the CARES Act includes USPS handing over negotiated agreements with its top customers.
A group of Senate Democrats is proposing legislation to create labor-management task forces inside government to review pandemic-related workforce policies.
The immigration agency is seeking $1.2 billion to keep employees working through an anticipated financial shortfall it links to the pandemic.
The National Security Commission on Artificial Intelligence has suggested establishing a national digital service academy to train technical talent.
With the dramatic changes affecting the federal workforce since the outbreak of COVID-19, it’s time to re-evaluate telework, Sen. James Lankford (R-Okla.) says.
As part of a plan to revitalize federal employment, the Senior Executives Association is looking to take the government's top human resources official out of the political fray with a 5- to 8-year appointment.
To date, more than 4,000 federal employees or their families have claimed disability compensation for COVID-19 contracted at work -- with around 60 more claiming death benefits, according to a new report.
In a move to tighten operations security (OPSEC) and better protect national security and the safety of warfighters, the Defense Department is reminding employees not to disclose non-public information.
A top appropriator vows to address potential future furloughs in next COVID-related legislative package.
American Federation of Government Employees has amended its claim for hazard pay for federal workers exposed to the coronavirus, adding plaintiffs from several new agencies.
The Inspector General of the Office of Personnel Management says the agency is not cooperating with a look at potential civil service law violations.
The Trump administration's use of federal law enforcement agents against protestors in Washington, D.C., and Portland, Ore., has attracted the attention of the inspectors general of the Department of Justice and the Department of Homeland Security.
Title 38 employees working at the Transportation Security Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs and Federal Aviation Administration were not included in the original bill that established the benefit.
The measure looks to require more frequent updates of the directory of political appointees.
The immigration agency is now set to end FY2020 with surplus, and two Senate appropriators are asking for a pause on furloughs while Congress negotiates supplemental funding to offset 2021 shortfalls.