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New survey will give insight on fed workforce competencies

This month, OPM announced the kickoff of its Federal Workforce Competency Initiative (FWCI), a random survey of federal employees aimed at gathering data on the federal workforce and its competencies. A sample of feds across a wide range of agencies will receive the FWCI.

OPM extends COVID special hiring authority

As of this week, COVID-19 has killed over 550,000 in the U.S., and it continues to sharply impede economic activities, including disrupting normal federal recruitment and hiring.

Opinion: Fed workforce reforms should focus on pay system

After perhaps the White House most committed to tearing up the federal employment rule book—that is, existing workplace merit principles, laws and regulations—the new Biden administration has halted that push, and aims to reverse such recent changes.

Dangerous official vehicles? Bill aims to protect feds, the public

Does your federal job involve using a government vehicle? If so, if you want to be safe behind the wheel, you might need to do more than just fasten your seat belt.

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Lawmakers examine White House pot policy

The White House has fired at least five staffers after their disclosure of previous marijuana use and some lawmakers urging the White House to clarify its policies and take into account a growing nationwide movement supporting legal pot.

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Court overturns MSPB rule on performance-based removals

The appeals court ruling changes decades of precedent to require agencies to justify the placement of an employee on a performance improvement plan in the event that they appeal their removal.

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Scammers are using fake fed IDs to extort funds

Scammers of many kinds are increasingly often using fake federal employee IDs to help them carry out their ripoff schemes.

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Challenge ahead: Rebuilding civil service

Surveys, news stories and other telling reports issued in recent years have laid bare a troubling reality: ​that key parts of the federal civil service are low on personnel—and morale.

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WH: Order gives feds time off for voting

The White House has issued an executive order calling for agencies to give employees time off for voting.

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OPM revives Presidential Rank Awards

For more than 40 years, top-performing feds have been recognized by the annual Presidential Rank Awards.

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