Workforce

Can apprenticeships help address the cyber workforce gap?

The push comes as part of the Labor Department's cybersecurity apprenticeship sprint, which it launched with the Department of Commerce over the summer.

Agencies across government send help as hurricane Ian slams Florida

FEMA says it has sufficient resources to handle the potentially catastrophic storm even as it tackles several crises simultaneously.

Conspiracy theories are dangerous—even when few believe them

Worrying about how many people believe false ideas misses the real danger—that people are influenced by them whether they believe them or not.

Don't ignore government performance metrics

Former Obama administration associate director at OMB Shelley Metzenbaum joins our partner podcast—and discusses why more people should pay attention to performance reports.

FLETC wants to know why it isn’t able to attract more female instructors

The Federal Law Enforcement Training Center seeks to “create a more diverse and balanced law enforcement instructor workforce.”

The Energy Secretary was warned after Hatch Act violation; Republicans want more info

A department spokesperson said this was “a single unintended and unknowing infraction and this complaint is now closed.”

LGBTQ+ Workers and discrimination

Federal employment attorney Dan Meyer joins the podcast on our partner site to discuss how workers can identify discrimination at the office and what can be done about it.

New WH guidance for feds returning to the office

The Biden administration released new guidelines this week, permitting the large-scale return to in-person work across federal agencies, rolling back current COVID occupancy limits but at the same time maintaining maximum telework status in place.

Government accountants: Virtual training event, just ahead

The Association of Government Accountants is reminding government financial management professionals that the 2021 Professional Development Training conference next month is offering all-virtual attendance and training options.

WH orders TSA to facilitate union, raise screener pay

The White House has ordered the Transportation Security Administration to immediately move to enhance the status of union representation already in place at the agency.

GAO: SBA sees spike in spending, workforce

Over the past year, the Small Business Administration massively boosted spending—and staffing—to address several new and unprecedented agency priorities, as a lead in managing the economic fallout from the fast-moving coronavirus pandemic.