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Latest federal employee survey results show record improvements

The numbers are in for the latest Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey. Employee engagement and job satisfaction are both up. Michael Rigas, former Acting Director of the Office of Personnel Management, said the survey results show record increases in the 37 areas measured, improvement in all areas since 2016 and all-time highs in 31 of the […]

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New federal employee survey could help update outdated competency models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 […]

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Appropriations infusion could revolutionize Office of Personnel Management

The Office of Personnel Management has a new list of recommendations from the National Academy of Public Administration. Some former officials say there is a risk those recommendations could get lost in the shuffle. Former OPM Director Janice Lachance said NAPA’s recommendation to transition the agency from a fee-for-service organization to an appropriated organization would […]

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Former OPM Acting Director Michael Rigas agrees with many of NAPA’s recommendations

A review of the Office of Personnel Management and its potential merger into the General Services Administration is complete. The National Academy of Public Administration says transferring some OPM duties to the Office of Management and Budget and merging others into GSA would not have fixed problems at the agency. Former OPM Acting Director Michael […]

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Chief Human Capital Officers Council should be revitalized, says former OPM director

Merging the Office of Personnel Management and the General Services Administration would not fix problems at the agency, according to a panel Congress commissioned. The NAPA report lists 23 new recommendations for OPM. Linda Springer, Former Director of the Office of Personnel Management, said the NAPA report made an important contribution by shifting the focus […]

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Congress needs to stop avoiding human capital management problem, says NARFE exec

A new review of the Office of Personnel Management and its potential merger into the General Services Administration is finished. The National Academy of Public Administration says transferring some OPM duties to the Office of Management and Budget and merging others into GSA would not fix the problems at the agency. Jessica Klement, Staff Vice […]

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OPM culture shift from compliance to assistance is necessary, says NAPA report author

The congressionally mandated review of the OPM-GSA merger is complete. The National Academy of Public Administration finds the merger would not have solved the problems at OPM that the Trump administration thought it would. Janet Hale, Former Associate Director for Economics and Government at OMB and on the team who produced the report, said they […]

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Annual human capital reviews must be restarted, says GAO managing director

The Government Accountability Office’s newest High-Risk List shows improvement in seven areas, but Strategic Human Capital Management is one of the areas that is backsliding. Chris Mihm, Managing Director of Strategic Issues at GAO, said one reason human capital went back in the leadership area is that OPM had an acting director for 18 of […]

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