Workforce Matters

The President’s Management Agenda & civil service reform

The President’s Management Agenda & civil service reform

Jeffrey Neal, senior vice president at ICF and former chief human capital officer at the Defense Logistics Agency and Jeri...
Monthly update from the Thrift Savings Plan

Monthly update from the Thrift Savings Plan

Kim Weaver, director of External Affairs at the Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board, discusses the TSP initiatives outlined at the...
Impact of omnibus spending bill on federal pay & benefits

Impact of omnibus spending bill on federal pay & benefits

Jessica Klement, staff vice president at the National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association, discusses what the omnibus spending bill...
Intersection of President’s Management Agenda & IT modernization

Intersection of President’s Management Agenda & IT modernization

Joyce Hunter, former deputy CIO for Policy & Planning at the Department of Agriculture, discusses where I.T. modernization fits into...
Omnibus restricts agency unilateral reorganization

Omnibus restricts agency unilateral reorganization

Robert Shea, principal at Grant Thornton Public Sector, discusses the President’s Management Agenda, and how the recently passed omnibus spending...
Implementing the President’s Management Agenda

Implementing the President’s Management Agenda

Terry Gerton, former deputy assistant secretary for policy at the Department of Labor and president & CEO of NAPA, and...
IG Report: State Department employee allowances

IG Report: State Department employee allowances

Norman Brown, Assistant Inspector General for Audits at the State Department, details a recent report indicating that U.S. diplomats overseas...
Impact of State Department leadership shake-up on its employees

Impact of State Department leadership shake-up on its employees

Phillip Carter, Senior Fellow & Counsel at the Center for a New American Security discusses how officials at the State...
IG report: Impact of leadership on whistleblowing

IG report: Impact of leadership on whistleblowing

Federal Reserve & Consumer Financial Protection Bureau OIG Managers Michael VanHuysen and Laura Shakarji, and Associate Inspector General for Audits...
Personnel challenges ahead for OPM leadership

Personnel challenges ahead for OPM leadership

The Trump administration has some priorities for the new leadership at the Office of Personnel Management. The Senate recently confirmed...
OPM prepares for surge as number of retirement claims double

OPM prepares for surge as number of retirement claims double

According to the Government Accountability Office, 31 percent of federal employees are at or above the age of retirement. With...
Modernizing federal hiring & workforce management

Modernizing federal hiring & workforce management

As talk of modernization sweeps Washington, one of the often-mentioned items is workforce management. While prior attempts to improve talent...
Agencies get innovative to recruit cyber talent

Agencies get innovative to recruit cyber talent

Federal Chief Information Officers are always looking to expand their teams by hiring the best cybersecurity talent. However, finding this...
Steps to improve government customer experience

Steps to improve government customer experience

Some of the biggest priorities in government management right now are in the realm of customer experience. As agencies move...
Retirement tips for federal employees

Retirement tips for federal employees

Reorganization initiatives are underway at several federal agencies. While these plans include moving offices and making cuts to programs, some...
Status of OPM’s Veterans Employment Initiative

Status of OPM’s Veterans Employment Initiative

During the Obama administration, the U.S. Office of Personnel Management implemented the Veterans Employment Initiative, a hiring practice that emphasized...
Intersection of human capital & category management

Intersection of human capital & category management

One of the priorities placed on agencies by the Trump administration’s 2019 budget was to increase efficiency across the board....
Common themes in cross-agency priority goals

Common themes in cross-agency priority goals

The White House has posted priority goals for the proposed FY 2019 budget. In both the cross-agency goals and the...
Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation IG lays out priorities

Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation IG lays out priorities

Robert Westbrooks, inspector general at the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation, sits down to discuss the mission of the IG’s office...
OPM details strategy for workforce reshaping, management agenda

OPM details strategy for workforce reshaping, management agenda

Federal workplace expert Mika Cross goes over the Office of Personnel Management’s new strategy to streamline workforce management and improve...
How digital disruption will impact the workforce

How digital disruption will impact the workforce

Dr. Tracey Wilen, author of “Digital Disruption: The Future of Work, Skills, Leadership, Education & Careers in a Digital World,”...
How agencies can use ‘Best Places to Work’ findings

How agencies can use ‘Best Places to Work’ findings

In a special  two-part interview, Jeri Buchholz, former chief human capital officer at NASA, and Jeff Neal, VP at ICF...
FDA embarks on complete hiring redesign

FDA embarks on complete hiring redesign

Melanie Keller, acting associate commissioner for scientific & clinical recruitment at the Food & Drug Administration, discusses the agency’s effort...
Takeaways from the State of the Union for federal leaders

Takeaways from the State of the Union for federal leaders

Gregory Giddens, former chief acquisition officer at the Veterans Affairs Department, and Dave Grant, former acting deputy administrator at FEMA...