Employee Policy

Much of the CDC is working remotely, complicating change at the agency

Like many U.S. workplaces, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention went remote during the pandemic. Most of the agency’s staff members haven’t returned to the office full time, raising concerns about the CDC’s ability to reform itself after recent stumbles.

Report: For fed customer service to work, Congress, the WH and agencies need 'fundamental' change

A new report from the Partnership for Public Service and Accenture Federal Services outlines the systemic barriers to customer experience, and the collaboration between Congress and the executive branch needed to address them.

Union and EEOC settle over agency failure to negotiate office reentry

The deal requires health and safety inspections of all EEOC work sites, reduces the number of days employees must report to their offices to three per pay period, and opens the door to negotiating a remote work policy for employees.

Holiday parties in the age of COVID-19

Labor and employment attorney Michael Schmidt joins the podcast to discuss the ways organizations can stay safe while celebrating.

Recruiting crisis? Not at Space Force

The youngest and smallest service says it pays to be both choosy and inclusive.

OPM: Lagging pay and 'back to the office' transitions likely caused drop in fed morale

The lack of pay increases to match inflation and the federal government’s implementation of return to office initiatives could be responsible for dips in employee satisfaction as measured in the annual Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey.

These are the agencies that saw the biggest losses in employee satisfaction in 2022, and the few that saw gains

Only 10 agencies with at least 100 employees saw improvements to their job satisfaction score in the annual Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey, and no agencies with at least 10,000 workers gained ground.

A look at trailblazing women at the U.S. Marshals Service over the years

The nation’s oldest federal law enforcement agency recently signed onto a pledge to boost female recruitment. 

The Pentagon’s lead intelligence agency has an HR problem

Too few human-resources staffers means a constant struggle to keep up with basic personnel record-keeping and more.

Why women execs are leaving their jobs during the 'Great Breakup'

HR expert Barbie Winterbottom joins our partner site's podcast to discuss gender, management and the workplace.

The move to digital government requires more than just tech

COMMENTARY | Processes, power and people are also crucial elements.

Pentagon releases plan to keep hackers out of its networks

Defense agencies are to implement zero-trust standards by 2027.

IRS: Four things needed to succeed after the midterms

Commissioner-designate Danny Werfel has an opportunity to transform the tax agency, if given the right tools.