Although I can’t prove it, I suspect that the number one complaint—from ordinary taxpayers —about the federal civil service is that feds are fire-proof: that once in they are installed in their jobs, they are there for the duration. Regardless of how they perform.
Congress is looking to pass a full slate of appropriations bills for fiscal year 2021 instead of a stopgap continuing resolution by Dec. 11, when the current temporary funding bill expires.
Federal employees are often out front in bearing the brunt of the pain, with key roles fighting and managing the COVID-19 pandemic—across the usual alphabet soup of agencies, from the Agriculture Department to the Department of Veterans Affairs.
This week, Nathan Abse interviews Kenneth Warren, political scientist at Saint Louis University and expert on the federal civil service, about this last-gasp try by the outgoing president to revamp the workforce, and what’s in store for feds from the new administration.
The Defense Department has clocked $37 billion in cost savings from reforming business operations, but that could be undercut by a lack of formal processes and leadership uncertainty.
The Biden-Harris transition has tapped multiple former Office of Personnel Management employees to serve on the landing team at the federal government's human resources agency.
During this Federal Employees Open Season, don’t forget that it’s TRICARE Open Season too—for those feds already covered by—or eligible for—either TRICARE Prime and TRICARE Select.
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