Alyssa Rosenberg

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A Thought On Federal Security

April 13, 2010 With a brouhaha building over whether federal buildings should be protected by federal security officers, I had a thought. Should there be a single agency that oversees all federal security officers, like the Transportation Security Administration and the Federal Protective Service? If folks are performing similar functions, even if different...

Not All Agencies Can Act More Like Government

April 13, 2010 But as Emily Long reports, the Government Accountability Office thinks the Postal Service is among those that can, and it should. As she points out, that's going to depend to a certain extent on what goes down in the collective bargaining process due to happen in two years: The GAO...

Job tenure taken out of the equation in NSPS transition

April 13, 2010 The Office of Personnel Management has given the Defense Department permission to waive time-in-grade requirements for employees who are moving from the National Security Personnel System to the General Schedule, according to a letter included in Defense's new handbook on the NSPS transition. "This waiver will avoid hardship to employees...

The Nomination Process Is Broken, Part A Million

April 12, 2010 In withdrawing her nomination to lead the Office of Legal Counsel, Dawn Johnsen gets at the interaction between the confirmation process and the way she hoped to manage the office, were she in a position to lead it: In a statement released by the White House in the afternoon, the...

Agencies Are Communities

April 12, 2010 I haven't heard a lot of discussion about this, but I often wonder if folks don't apply for government jobs not just because the process is confusing and faceless, but because they're worried about getting lost in an agency and not finding a community. Events like this memorial to the...

Merits of internship programs under debate

April 12, 2010 Federal internship programs should be revamped to include more evaluation of participants' fitness for permanent employment, a public service nonprofit group said in response to a proposal to allow direct hiring of graduate students who complete such programs. "If you really want to talk about merit system principles, really all...

Sunday Pay for Part-Time Workers

April 9, 2010 Are you a part-time federal worker who works Sundays? If so, you'll like a new proposed regulation from the Office of Personnel Management, which would eliminate the requirement that you be a full-time federal employee to receive an extra 25 percent of your wages if you work on Sunday. Interestingly,...

Agencies urged to hire more grad students noncompetitively

April 9, 2010 A group of public administration schools has proposed largely scrapping the competitive federal hiring process for graduate students in favor of a revitalized internship and apprenticeship program. "By constricting the flow of grad students into federal service, especially through competitive hiring channels, we have put the country at risk of...

Open Government Bonanza

April 8, 2010 My Twitter feed blew up yesterday as my friends in the open government community went nuts over the open government plans agencies posted on their websites yesterday. It's understandable: this is the end result of more than a year of effort, with the agencies acting as laboratories of innovation for...

If You're in The DC Area, Get Ready to Telework Again Next Week

April 8, 2010 Because more than 40 world leaders are coming to town for a major nuclear summit. Lots of Washington, DC will be essentially shut down by security for the event. If you do need to get into the office, DCist has a good, early guide to what transportation will be impacted...

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