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Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Linda Fagan on workforce, modernization, strategy and diversity

Admiral Linda Fagan made history when she became the 27th commandant of the U.S. Coast Guard in June. She is the first woman to lead a military branch and the Coast Guard’s first female four-star admiral. One of Fagan’s priorities is transforming the workforce. She told Government Matters she is focused on making it easier […]


Young federal employees leaving at higher rates than older counterparts, report finds

A recent report from the Partnership for Public Service found that federal employees under age 30 are quitting at a higher rate than their older counterparts. The 8.5% attrition rate of young federal employees is not a cause for alarm, said Oma Seddiq, politics reporter for Insider, but is significantly higher than the rate for […]


Army aims to reduce sexual assault and suicide rates to zero

The Sergeant Major of the Army Michael Grinston is the most senior enlisted soldier in the U.S. Army and the eyes and ears for all other enlisted service members. He sat down with Mimi Geerges to discuss preventing sexual assault and suicide in the Army. The goal is to reduce sexual harassment, assault and suicide […]


Air Force captain co-founds successful Air Force Gaming initiative

What started as a few Airmen bonding over their love of video games has turned into an Air Force sanctioned program. During a recent industry conference in Chicago, Mimi spoke with one of the founders of Air Force Gaming, Capt. Zach “ZB” Baumann. The initiative started when Baumann reached out to a friend on LinkedIn […]


US Digital Corps fellows tackle major projects across government

The General Services Administration (GSA) has announced its first group of 40 U.S. Digital Corps fellows. Serving across 13 federal agencies, the group will tackle priority projects in areas like data science and analytics and cybersecurity. Some of the projects the fellows are tasked with include working with personnel data at the Office of Personnel […]


USAID employee helps kids with disabilities around the world get access to education

Fewer than 3% of kids with disabilities can read. Josh Josa, inclusive education specialist at the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and a finalist for a Service to America Medal, has helped improve access to education for millions of students with disabilities in nearly 50 countries. Josa, a third-generation deaf person, said there are […]


OPM continues focus on employee pay, recruitment and agency support

It has been a year since Kiran Ahuja took the top post at the Office of Personnel Management (OPM). In her role, she oversees the management of over two million federal civilian employees. The agency has released two hiring authorities focused on early-career talent and is revamping the government’s Pathways Program for internships, said Ahuja. […]


Federal employee minimum wage increase ‘certainly not enough,’ says OPM director

In January of this year, the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) announced a $15 per hour minimum wage for federal civilian employees. Kiran Ahuja, director of OPM, told Government Matters the increase impacted over 70,000 employees but was “certainly not enough.” There have been successive pay increases since President Biden took office, and the White […]

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