Employee Policy

These are the winners for the annual ‘Oscars of government service’ 

These awards are especially important “during these turbulent times when federal employees have been threatened and demonized,” nonprofit leader says.

OMB's 'learning agenda' looks to drive government innovation

The learning agenda, focused on the federal workforce, government service delivery and equity, is meant to spur research across government silos and spark innovation, according to the Office of Management and Budget.

Protecting the professional civil service

The Professional Managers Association's Chad Hooper joins our partner podcast to discuss the Preventing a Patronage System Act.

Report unearths new concerns about DHS IG Cuffari’s past

A new investigative report explores some recently discovered potholes along the Department of Homeland Security IG's career path—questionable actions that occurred long before his failure to explain or rectify the disappearance of Jan. 6 2021 Secret Service texts.

Agencies probe AI's impact on the American workplace

The top official at the Department of Labor's Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs said that government contractors have an "especially important role to play" in ensuring that automated technology in the workplace doesn't discriminate against qualified job-seekers.

Border agency deactivates regional Twitter account that promoted homophobic Tweet

The agency shut down the Twitter account for its West Texas regional office, saying “unauthorized and inappropriate content” was posted on the account last Saturday.

Federal government's office space plans, explained

Courtney Bublé joins our partner podcast to discuss a new GAO report on the impact of the pandemic and increased telework on federal agencies' future real estate plans.

State Department releases roadmap for increasing diversity and equity

The department also announced last month a new, paid fellowship and internship program aimed at bringing individuals with diverse backgrounds to the department.

How to handle—or mishandle—classified documents

Lindy Kyzer joins our partner podcast to discuss what happens to a clearance holder if they find themselves in a pickle similar to the one former President Donald Trump finds himself in.

The Biden administration releases its plan for updated COVID shots

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

States build on COVID lessons for monkeypox tracking

As case levels rise, states are reporting more demographic data.

Getting things done in a bureaucracy

Former federal officials Marina Nitze and Nick Sinai join a partner podcast to discuss their new book.

White House seeks input on federal evidence agenda for LGBTQI+ equity

The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy wants to know about possible blind spots preventing agencies from understanding what disparities are impacting the LGBTQI+ community nationwide, from accessing healthcare to housing.

There’s no ‘easy button’ to modernize the civil service

But the hard work of cultivating effective, accountable federal managers is essential.