Workforce Matters

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...
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.