Employee Policy

Biden signs bill creating federal cybersecurity rotational program

Certain cyber and IT federal employees will be able to rotate to other agencies under a new law signed Tuesday.

Top GSA buildings official discusses future of federal offices

“Right now, what I think the opportunity is is to have fewer buildings and better buildings,” the Public Buildings Service commissioner told lawmakers. 

Three options for FBI’s long-awaited new HQ still on the table

The General Services Administration briefed lawmakers on this last week.

CISA plans to hire Chief People Officer to boost cyber workforce

Agency advisors are set to vote on a host of draft recommendations which include reviewing the security clearance process for inefficiency.

DHS is making ‘significant reforms’ to the employee discipline process

The effort comes in the wake of an outside oversight group's allegations of wrongdoing in the inspector general office which the IG contests.

Fixing culture clashes in the office

Dr. Lee Frederiksen joins our partner GovExec's podcast to discuss a new report about workplace culture.

Narcissistic bosses impede flow of knowledge

New findings show how knowledge-sharing can suffer under the reign of a narcissistic boss.

The value shift in the American workplace

Author Dr. Jessica Grossmeier joins our GovExec partner podcast, and discusses how people in our country are reevaluating their relationships with their jobs.

A noose was Found at a federal facility in Tennessee

“A noose blatantly violates our policies and work rules and will not be tolerated,” said a spokesperson for the contractor that operates the facility.  

SCOTUS: Federal officials are 'absolutely immunized' from personal lawsuits

On the daily podcast of our partner site GovExec, reporter Eric Katz joins in to discuss a recent—and very important ruling for feds—from the high court.

Lack of Space National Guard could hurt training, recruiting

National Guard directors are worried about losing key talent for space capabilities, as they remain without the creation of a specified guard and reserve component.

House approves $31 Billion 'Ike Dike' project to protect Texas coast

The House voted to authorize the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to begin planning for a massive coastal barrier project in Galveston Bay, to protect against hurricane damage—but funding is not yet secured. If funded, it will be the largest civil engineering project in U.S. history and would permanently alter the Texas coast.

Digital Corps launches with 41 fellows across 13 agencies

The program, run out of the General Services Administration, is meant to help government woo early-career tech talent.

Coronavirus roundup: The federal government's next steps on vaccines, and more ...

There’s a lot to keep track of. Here’s a list of this week’s news updates and stories you may have missed.

Regulator: More elements of DeJoy's plan for USPS are disruptive, unrealistic

This time, the criticisms address Postal Service plans to deliver some packages more quickly.

Occupational health org hits 50—and fights on for employee safety

OSHA was founded with the 1970 Occupational Safety and Health Act. But individual councils, each known as a COSH, of workers, health organizations and allied groups took off in 1972, and ensured that the new agency and its regulations were able to take effect on the ground.

EEOC: Reentry continues despite COVID-19 spikes; union wants more communication

Bargaining unit employees are expected to double their amount of in-office work next week, despite increasing numbers of agency offices located in high transmission regions.