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Communication essential for agencies navigating uncertainty from pandemic, says federal workplace expert

The coronavirus Delta variant has caused some federal agencies to rethink their return-to-office plans. The Biden administration now says federal employees have to get vaccinated or face strict testing measures. Federal Workplace Expert Mika Cross said agencies should engage in frequent, impactful communication with employees about the latest guidance, requirements and workplace flexibilities as they […]


Federal workplace expert says making return-to-office plans is more an art than a science

The White House wants 1,000,000 federal workers to report back to the office this summer as the pandemic winds down. The Biden administration set the deadline for agencies to hand in return-to-office plans for July 19. Mika Cross, Federal Workplace Expert, said return-to-office planning is more an art than a science and will depend on […]


New federal employee survey could help update outdated competency models

A new survey of federal employees is coming from the Office of Personnel Management. The Federal Workforce Competency Initiative will collect data the agency will use for job design, recruitment, performance management and training. Mika Cross, Federal Workplace Expert, said this survey could help refresh competency models that have been used for decades but have […]


Updates on the latest Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey

Mika Cross, Federal Workplace Expert, provides her analysis of data from the latest FEVS related to management at agencies during the coronavirus response


Long-term telework in government

Mika Cross, Federal Workplace Expert, paints a picture of the future of the federal workplace and covers successful management in a remote environment


Addressing the impacts of COVID-19 on the federal workforce

Mika Cross, Federal Workplace Expert, discusses how data from the Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey will help improve the work environment


New paid leave benefits for federal employees

Mika Cross, Federal Workplace Expert, details the new paid leave benefits available to government employees and explains who is eligible and when it goes into effect

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