GAO says poor execution of National Security Personnel System could doom governmentwide personnel reform efforts.
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Rules still slated to go into effect Aug. 1; some top-level positions would receive title, pay changes.
Legislators reluctant to expand personnel reforms to entire federal workforce before seeing results at the Defense and Homeland Security departments.
The countdown to implementation of the Homeland Security Department’s labor relations policies is raising fears in some employees.
Homeland Security experiments with extending probationary period to two years.
Senate likely to follow suit, but White House raises objections.
The top technology official at the Thrift Savings Plan is leaving after a nine-year run.
Workers unhappy with caps on compensation ponder lawsuit to accompany their EEOC age discrimination complaint.
Nonstandard work arrangements could help provide a pre-trained group available for full-time work if needed, scholars say.
Linda Springer takes over personnel agency during contentious time for the federal workforce.