The Federal Jobs Act calls on the Office of Personnel Management, the Office of Management and Budget, the President’s Management Council, and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission to work together to create a new, shared road map leading to that desired diversity: an Executive Branch Diversity & Inclusion (D&I) Initiative and Strategic Plan.
A recent survey released by the American Federation of Government Employees found that of federal employees working remotely, almost 80% say they feel unsafe returning to their work site. However, more than half of federal workplaces are requiring at least some employees to return to offices and other worksites. Of those employees currently working in a federal workplace, 73% said that they don’t believe their employer is doing enough to keep them safe. AFGE's survey, which ran Aug. 5 to Aug. 12 generated almost 2,200 responses.
As White House critics called for investigations of Hatch Act violations by administration staff participating in the Republican National Convention, the Office of Special Counsel issued a statement outlining its responsibilities and limitations.
The Office of Personnel Management is issuing interim regulations to make it easier for agencies to restore annual leave to essential employees whose unused leave was forfeited because of their work in responding to the coronavirus pandemic.
As many feds will tell you, hiring and retention practices at agencies are not ideal. Over the years, report after report from the Government Accountability Office and other reviewing bodies have pressed for change.
Do you have a friend, a relative or child just starting out in government? Or do you know somebody who, having checked the pandemic-influenced job market, thinks that working for Uncle Sam could be the smart move? If so, you might want to tell them that while benefits and job security look good these days, the job comes with a certain amount of mental stress -- a condition sometimes known as Nervous in the Civil Service.
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