Workforce Matters

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...
‘Best Places to Work’ findings released

‘Best Places to Work’ findings released

‘Best Places to Work’ findings released Jeffrey Neal, senior vice president at ICF and former chief human capital officer at...
Federal government braces for budget decision

Federal government braces for budget decision

Mike Hettinger, president of Hettinger Strategy Group, discusses possible budget scenarios as government nears another shutdown.
House to vote on lengthening trial period for feds

House to vote on lengthening trial period for feds

Terry Gerton, president & CEO of the National Academy of Public Administration and Bill Valdez, president of the Senior Executives...
Federal workers and budget negotiations

Federal workers and budget negotiations

Jessica Klement, legislative director at the National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association, discusses how budget negotiations are impacting federal...
Exit interview with John Koskinen

Exit interview with John Koskinen

The five-year term of IRS Commissioner John Koskinen expired this month. He presided over the agency during a challenging stretch...
GAO examines agencies’ adherence to reporting directives

GAO examines agencies’ adherence to reporting directives

Beryl Davis, director of financial management and assurance at the Government Accountability Office, discusses improper payment risk assessments in the...
IGs seek enhanced subpoena powers

IGs seek enhanced subpoena powers

Charlie Clark, senior correspondent at the Government Executive Media Group, discusses the push by inspectors general for the power to...
Foundations for Evidence-Based Policymaking Act passes in house

Foundations for Evidence-Based Policymaking Act passes in house

Danny Werfel, director of the Boston Consulting Group, discusses the potential impact of the Evidence-Based Policymaking Act on federal managers.
Top administration posts still empty 300 days into Trump presidency

Top administration posts still empty 300 days into Trump presidency

As President Trump passes 300 days in office, Max Stier, president and CEO at the Partnership for Public Service, discusses...
The future of federal real estate

The future of federal real estate

Norman Dong, managing director at FD Stonewater, LLC., discusses evolving trends and potential practices in federal government real estate practices....
Silent killers of government efficiency & effectiveness

Silent killers of government efficiency & effectiveness

Steve Goodrich, CEO of The Center for Organizational Excellence, discusses his column on the “10 Silent Killers of Government Efficiency...