The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced today it will bring employees into the office more regularly this fall, setting a new minimum requirement for in-person work.
Republican lawmakers in the House and Senate have reintroduced a bill that would make it easier to fire Federal employees, making them at-will workers.
One in four young people are passing on the opportunity to apply for Federal jobs that require security clearances because the government’s marijuana policies are too strict, according to a new study from ClearanceJobs and the Intelligence and National Security Foundation. The vast majority of respondents – 96 percent – were dazed and confused on […]
When it comes to cybersecurity, having a diverse workforce is the only way to succeed at staying one step ahead of adversaries, according to experts from the White House’s Office of the National Cyber Director (ONCD) and Walmart.
The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) this week announced that it will remove the COVID-19 governmentwide operating status on May 15 – meaning the pandemic will no longer drive how and where Federal employees work.
The House Oversight and Accountability Committee plans to investigate how many Federal employees are teleworking, following last week’s memo from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) that asked agencies to increase the amount of in-person work at Federal offices, while also balancing telework as an important retention tool.
The Labor Department’s Registered Apprenticeship program is helping organizations cultivate a more diverse workforce, according to a top agency official.
Wage and price inflation, along with strong competition from the private sector, has been cutting into the Federal government’s ability to hire fresh IT talent, but at least one agency is looking forward to some near-term help on the salary front to tilt the table more in government’s favor.
The White House’s Office of Management and Budget (OMB) asked Federal agencies on Thursday to increase the amount of in-person work at Federal offices, while also balancing telework as an important retention tool.
Women across the Federal IT landscape are taking the reins in their leadership roles and getting big stuff done. During GovCIO’s Women Tech Leaders Summit in Washington, D.C., this week, officials from the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) highlighted some projects they are spearheading at their agencies to make an impact on the cyber workforce, innovation, and diversity and inclusion.
The Office of the National Cyber Director’s (ONCD) Cyber Workforce Strategy will be released this summer, and the agency is “looking to include” four pillars in the document that key on how the Federal government can address severe shortages in cyber workforce, training, and education.
The Office of Personnel Management’s 2023 Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey (OPM FEVS) is on track to be administered in early May, according to OPM Director Kiran Ahuja.
A new report from the Government Accountability Office (GAO) finds that the Department of Defense (DoD) needs to take action to improve its ability to recruit and retain qualified enlisted personnel and officers – including by means such as tracking cybersecurity personnel data by work role.
The Department of Defense (DoD) has fallen behind the private sector in recruiting civilian talent and it has no solid strategy to catch up, according to a March 17th Defense Business Board (DBB) study.
The COVID-19 pandemic forced the Federal government to make a lot of fast changes that helped agencies to build a more resilient government, according to deputy secretaries at the Departments of Veterans Affairs (VA) and Homeland Security (DHS).
President Biden has proposed a 5.2 percent pay raise for Federal employees in his budget plan released today for fiscal year (FY) 2024. If enacted, the increase would total the largest annual pay raise for Feds in 43 years.
As Federal agencies work to navigate the hybrid work environment, experts at the Feb. 22 Digital Transformation Summit in Reston, Va., organized by MeriTalk and ACT-IAC, said it all comes down to intentionality in the workplace and flexibility for employees.
The Office of Personnel Management (OPM), along with the Department of Labor and Office of Management and Budget (OMB), has launched a new portal on USAJOBS that serves as a one-stop shop for prospective Federal interns.
Is there a magic recipe of products and services that can allow the Federal government to deliver for customers to realize modernization at scale? According to Ann Dunkin, the chief information officer (CIO) for the Department of Energy, the answer’s no, there’s no magic recipe. However, it turns out that delivering modernization at scale is about shifting the culture.
The General Services Administration (GSA) cut the ribbon on the agency’s first Workplace Innovation Lab, officially opening the office space of the future to Federal employees on Jan. 25.
When asking a young child what they want to be when they grow up, it shouldn’t come as a surprise when they don’t list their dream job as working in Federal IT.
Rep. Gerry Connolly, D-Va., and Sen. Brian Schatz, D-Hawaii, today introduced the latest version of their Federal Adjustment of Income Rates (FAIR) Act, which would provide Federal employees with an 8.7 percent pay increase in 2024.
The House voted overwhelming on Jan. 24 to approve the bipartisan Chance to Compete Act, which aims to breathe new life into Federal workforce hiring processes.
According to a recent U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission report, women in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) account for only 29 percent of the STEM Federal workforce. Christine Finnelle and Nicole Willis are a part of that one-third.
The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) issued a January 19 memo to Federal agency heads that encourages agencies to expand their intern and other early-career ranks as one way to help grow the Federal workforce with new and younger talent.
A virtual job fair organized today by Tech to Gov in partnership with the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) is targeting a wide range of Federal government technology and related positions as part of the government’s goal to restock its tech ranks amid a slowdown in hiring by the private sector.
When it comes to building a resilient modernization effort, the people aspect of that task is “way more important” than the technology aspect, according to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Chief Information Officer (CIO) Rajiv Uppal.
The Federal government’s Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has posted a request for information (RFI) and comment focused on the commission’s draft strategic enforcement plan for 2023-2027, including the plan’s aims to combat technology-driven hiring discrimination.
Thousands of additional workers will be needed to build out infrastructure associated with tens of billions of dollars in funding from eight recent government broadband infrastructure deployment programs, the Federal government’s chief watchdog agency said.
At the first-ever White House Summit on STEMM Equity and Excellence, the Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) announced a slew of bold actions to expand access and opportunity across the science, technology, engineering, mathematics, and medicine (STEMM) workforce ecosystem.