Workforce Matters

Cummiskey: Next DHS secretary should focus on people, money, organization, and components

Cummiskey: Next DHS secretary should focus on people, money, organization, and components

Chris Cummiskey, former acting undersecretary at the Department of Homeland Security, offered a four-point plan for the next DHS secretary....
New employee engagement data released

New employee engagement data released

Boston Consulting Group director Danny Werfel, former controller at the Office of Management and Budget, discussed new employee engagement data...
TSP budget status for 2017

TSP budget status for 2017

Kim Weaver, director of external affairs at the Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board, discussed the approval of a fiscal year...
Managing the $7B stockpile of emergency medicine at CDC

Managing the $7B stockpile of emergency medicine at CDC

Greg Burel, director of the Division of the Strategic National Stockpile at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, discusses...
USA Jobs reaches 20-year milestone

USA Jobs reaches 20-year milestone

Booz Allen Hamilton vice president Ron Sanders, former associate director for human resource policy at the Office of Personnel Management,...
Public-private partnerships saves money & lives

Public-private partnerships saves money & lives

Dr. Paul McGann, Jean Moody-Williams and Dennis Wagner discuss the work they’re doing at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid...
Costs and benefits of telework in government

Costs and benefits of telework in government

Jeri Buchholz, senior advisor at FMP Consulting and former Chief Human Capital Officer at NASA, discusses the state of telework...
Making government a ‘Best Place to Work’

Making government a ‘Best Place to Work’

Workplace Transformation Strategist Mika Cross and Chelsa Gurkin, assistant director for Strategic Issues at the Government Accountability Office, discuss federal workplace...
OPM: More accurate telework data needed

OPM: More accurate telework data needed

Kathryn Medina, chief talent officer at APCO Worldwide and former executive director of the Chief Human Capital Officers Council at...
Agencies and the Pathways hiring program

Agencies and the Pathways hiring program

Tim McManus, chief operating officer at the Partnership for Public Service, discusses how agencies are using the Office of Personnel...
Building the next generation of cyber workers

Building the next generation of cyber workers

Veronica Villalobos, principal deputy associate director for the Office of Personnel Management’s Employee Services Division, discusses a new tool agencies...
Treasury program recognized for spurring development

Treasury program recognized for spurring development

Lisa Jones, Program Manager of the CDFI Bond Guarantee Program at the Community Development Financial Institutions Fund of the Treasury Department, talks...
The evolving relationship between unions and presidential administrations

The evolving relationship between unions and presidential administrations

Robert Shea, principal at Grant Thornton, discusses the evolving relationship between unions and presidential administrations.
Employer Support Freedom Awards

Employer Support Freedom Awards

Jean Hulet, Maryland State Chair of the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve Program at the Defense Department talks...
Agency priorities ahead of continuing resolution

Agency priorities ahead of continuing resolution

Kathleen Turco, former chief financial officer at the Veterans Health Administration, talks agency priorities in planning for a continuing resolution.
Less than 100 feds signed up for phased retirement

Less than 100 feds signed up for phased retirement

Jessica Klement, legislative director at the National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association (NARFE), discussed the slow adoption of phased...
USGS team strengthens volcano readiness

USGS team strengthens volcano readiness

John Pallister, leader of the Volcano Disaster Assistance Program at the U.S. Geological Survey, discussed his effort to strengthen volcano...
Challenges for the acquisition workforce

Challenges for the acquisition workforce

Phil Kangas, a principal with Grant Thornton Public Sector, detailed some of the toughest challenges facing acquisition professional in government.
Strategic Outpost’s summer vacation reading list

Strategic Outpost’s summer vacation reading list

Lt. Gen. David Barno, USA (Ret.), and Nora Bensahel of American University discussed Strategic Outpost’s summer vacation reading list.
Agencies’ approach to the spike in bid protests

Agencies’ approach to the spike in bid protests

Robert Burton, a partner with Crowell & Moring’s government contracts group and former acting administrator of federal procurement policy, discussed...
Talent problem at the Veterans Health Administration

Talent problem at the Veterans Health Administration

Lana McKenzie, associate executive director at Paralyzed Veterans of America, discussed the talent problem at the Veterans Health Administration.
OPM data calls for pay grade adjustments

OPM data calls for pay grade adjustments

Booz Allen Hamilton vice president Ron Sanders, former associate director for human resource policy at the Office of Personnel Management,...
“The Final Countdown: Projecting Midnight Regulations”

“The Final Countdown: Projecting Midnight Regulations”

Sofie Miller and Daniel Perez from George Washington University’s Regulatory Studies Center discussed their new report, “The Final Countdown: Projecting...
Customer service strategy and innovations at USCIS

Customer service strategy and innovations at USCIS

Mariela Melero, of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, discussed her customer service creations — including Emma, a virtual assistant with...