Workforce Matters

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...
MSPB: Agencies aren’t catching bad supervisors early enough

MSPB: Agencies aren’t catching bad supervisors early enough

James Read, director policy and evaluation at the Merit Systems Protection Board, and Laura Shugrue, senior research analyst at MSPB,...
Impact of shutdown on federal workforce initiatives

Impact of shutdown on federal workforce initiatives

Terry Gerton, president and CEO of the National Academy of Public Administration, and Jason Briefel, executive director of the Senior...
January marks first month for military blended retirement option

January marks first month for military blended retirement option

In our monthly update from the Thrift Savings Plan, Kim Weaver, director of external affairs at the Federal Retirement Thrift...
Impact of government shutdown on federal employees

Impact of government shutdown on federal employees

Jessica Klement, staff vice president for advocacy at the National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association, discusses the impact of...
Career officials take the reins amid lack of political appointees

Career officials take the reins amid lack of political appointees

Robert Shea, principal at Grant Thornton, discusses the results of a survey of federal chief financial officers and how those...
How government agencies are preparing for possible shutdown

How government agencies are preparing for possible shutdown

Danny Werfel, director of the Boston Consulting Group, explains how federal managers are preparing for the possibility that government will...
DHS’s new Countering Weapons of Mass Destruction Office open for business

DHS’s new Countering Weapons of Mass Destruction Office open for business

Laura Criste, federal market analyst at Bloomberg Government, discusses the opening of a brand new office in the Department of...
HUD transitions to HR shared services

HUD transitions to HR shared services

Towanda Brooks, chief human capital officer at the Department of Housing & Urban Development, discusses her top priorities in 2018,...
Impact of Trump’s tweets on federal workforce morale

Impact of Trump’s tweets on federal workforce morale

Tom Fox, vice president of leadership and innovation at the Partnership for Public Service, gives advice for federal managers for...
Trump executive order targets critical minerals

Trump executive order targets critical minerals

Jeff Green, president of J.A. Green and Company, discusses President Trump’s executive order targeting critical minerals.
Special payment authorities & federal agencies

Special payment authorities & federal agencies

Yvonne Jones, director of strategic issues at the Government Accountability Office, discusses GAO’s report on agencies use of recruitment tools...
Greatest workforce challenges facing government

Greatest workforce challenges facing government

Jack Maykoski, president and CEO of Graduate School USA, discusses the greatest workforce challenges facing the federal government.
Lessons learned from the 2017 ‘Best Places to Work’ data

Lessons learned from the 2017 ‘Best Places to Work’ data

Mallory Barg Bulman, vice president of research & evaluation at the Partnership for Public Service, discusses the key takeaways from...
TSP working on implementation plan for TSP Modernization Act

TSP working on implementation plan for TSP Modernization Act

Kim Weaver, director of external affairs at the Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board, discusses how the Thrift Savings Plan is...
How agencies can use ‘Best Places to Work’ data

How agencies can use ‘Best Places to Work’ data

Federal workplace expert Mika Cross explains how agencies can put new data — from the Partnership for Public Service’s ‘Best...
What’s new with the CFC

What’s new with the CFC

Vince Micone, chairperson on the board of directors for the Combined Federal Campaign of the National Capital Area, discusses what’s...
Open Season for federal health benefits ends tomorrow

Open Season for federal health benefits ends tomorrow

Dave Johnston, program analysis officer at the Office of Personnel Management, gives some last-minute Open Season tips and information for...