Workforce Matters

Last-minute checklist for federal employees approaching last week of Open Season

Last-minute checklist for federal employees approaching last week of Open Season

William Breskin, Senior Vice President of Government Programs at the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association and John Repici, Sales Manager...
New developments for the Combined Federal Campaign

New developments for the Combined Federal Campaign

Chairperson on the Board of Directors of the Combined Federal Campaign in the Capital Area, Vince Micone lays out the...
Impact of vacancies on Merit Systems Protection Board

Impact of vacancies on Merit Systems Protection Board

Terry Gerton, president & CEO of NAPA and Bill Valdez, president of the Senior Executives Association, discuss how the vacancies...
New data on Thrift Savings Plan reveals participation numbers

New data on Thrift Savings Plan reveals participation numbers

Kim Weaver, director of external affairs at the Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board, discusses the increase in plan participation, and...
Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey results for DoD IG office

Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey results for DoD IG office

Glenn Fine, principal deputy inspector general performing the duties of the inspector general at the Department of Defense, discusses his...
What the new Congress will mean for federal workers

What the new Congress will mean for federal workers

Jessica Klement, vice president of advocacy at the National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association, discusses the impact the new...
Open season: Determining if you should change health plans

Open season: Determining if you should change health plans

Walt Francis, consultant and health insurance expert, discusses why some federal workers should change their insurance plans.
Building a more innovative, risk-taking acquisition workforce

Building a more innovative, risk-taking acquisition workforce

Joe Jordan, CEO of Supplier.ai and former administrator of federal procurement policy at the Office of Management and Budget, discusses...
Almost half of top jobs in State Department are still empty

Almost half of top jobs in State Department are still empty

Ronald Neumann, former ambassador to Afghanistan and president of the American Academy of Diplomacy, discusses the high-level staffing issues at...
Changes coming for Federal Employees Dental & Vision Insurance

Changes coming for Federal Employees Dental & Vision Insurance

Capt. Kathryn Beasley, USN (Ret.), Director of health affairs at the Military Officers Association of America, discusses what military beneficiaries...
IBM report: Building blocks to transforming veteran patchwork to network

IBM report: Building blocks to transforming veteran patchwork to network

John Kamensky, senior fellow at the IBM Center for the Business of Government, details a new report about how the...
OPM encourages continued implementation of WH workforce priorities

OPM encourages continued implementation of WH workforce priorities

Robert Shea, principal at Grant Thornton Public Sector, examines the Office of Personnel Management’s new policy for implementing the workforce...
Under Secretary of Benefits at Veterans Affairs lays out priorities

Under Secretary of Benefits at Veterans Affairs lays out priorities

Paul Lawrence, under secretary for benefits at the Veterans Affairs Department, discusses the new VA website, and his top priorities...
Takeaways from improved VA employee satisfaction numbers

Takeaways from improved VA employee satisfaction numbers

Greg Giddens, former chief acquisition officer at the Department of Veterans Affairs and partner at Potomac Ridge Consulting, discusses what...
Takeaways from the 2018 Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey

Takeaways from the 2018 Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey

Steve Goodrich, president & CEO at the Center for Organizational Excellence, and Mary Schwartz, senior vice president of digital &...
Report: Lessons learned from recruiting, hiring tech talent at the U.S. Digital Service

Report: Lessons learned from recruiting, hiring tech talent at the U.S. Digital Service

Mallory Barg Bulman, vice president of research & evaluation at the Partnership for Public Service, discusses how the United States...
How agencies can leverage new Direct Hiring Authorities

How agencies can leverage new Direct Hiring Authorities

Mika Cross, federal workplace expert, details ways the government can use the new direct hiring authorities and other tools at...
Merit Systems Protection Board up against leadership vacancies

Merit Systems Protection Board up against leadership vacancies

James Eisenmann, former general counsel of the Merit Systems Protection Board and counsel at Kalijarvi, Chuzi, Newman & Fitch, P.C.,...
OMB, MITRE release federal workforce report

OMB, MITRE release federal workforce report

Jim Cook, vice president of Strategic Engagements & Partnerships at MITRE, details how stakeholders would like to modernize the federal...
Tech-Savvy Procurement Workforce

Tech-Savvy Procurement Workforce

Director of Procurement at the U.S. Digital Services, Traci Walker, details the process of developing a tech-savvy procurement workforce.
OPM Reorganization Impact on CHCO’s

OPM Reorganization Impact on CHCO’s

Former NASA Chief Human Capital Officer, Jeri Buchholz, speaks on the potential impact an OPM reorganization would have on federal CHCO’s.
OPM announces new direct hire authorities for STEM and IT

OPM announces new direct hire authorities for STEM and IT

OPM deputy director Michael Rigas joins the program to discuss the brand new hiring authorities for technical fields, and what’s...
OPM announces new direct hire authorities for technology

OPM announces new direct hire authorities for technology

This afternoon, the Office of Personnel Management announced new hiring authorities that agencies can use to build their growing technology...
The impact of artificial intelligence on the federal workforce

The impact of artificial intelligence on the federal workforce

Jeffrey Neal, senior vice president of ICF, discusses how widespread AI adoption would affect federal jobs, and what the future...