Proposed OPM Reorganization Draws Widespread Criticism

Dismantling most of the federal government’s HR agency "makes absolutely no sense whatsoever," says a former architect of the plan.

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Local Plastic Bag Restrictions Get Trashed by Texas Supreme Court arrowThe legal fight involved the city of Laredo and marks one of the latest ...

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Report Highlights Areas for Improvement in Lead-Mitigation Programs arrowA recent report from the nonpartisan Government Accountability Office ...

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In 2020, We’ll Have Digitized Immigration. Until Then, We Have JAG Lawyers arrowAn effort to shrink the case backlog hobbling the immigration ...

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Some Of The 2,300 Separated Children Are Filed Under The Wrong Name arrowDetained parents have been left helpless, with no way to track their ...

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Senate Intervenes on Behalf of IG After VA Questions the Watchdog's Authority arrowSenate votes 96-0 in favor of inspector general after VA's ...

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How Small Acts of Kindness Show Courage—And Leadership arrowMoments to exercise valor come every day, often several times a day.

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EPA’s Criminal Enforcement Numbers Are Dropping Under Pruitt arrowAdvocacy group compares staff sizes against administrator’s personal security.

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Vacancy-Plagued Chemical Safety Board Gets Interim Chair arrowCiting family duties, Sutherland departs as staff of 40 shrinks to 32.

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CIA Official: Cloud Is More Secure Than Old Tech, Less 'Soul-Crushing' arrowIs cloud more secure than traditional government data centers? The ...

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The Challenge Effective Leaders Embrace Every Day image description Organizations are mostly designed to optimize the status quo. A simple diagram can show you how to break free. Read more

Half of Feds Support White House Attempts to Ease Firing Process image description But support for federal employee unions, which oppose the changes, remains steady at 42 percent. Read more

Government Already Has a Blueprint for Implementing Pay For Performance image description The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency offers a success story. Read more

For Many Students, Government Agencies Are the Most Attractive Employers. Really. image description Students in three of five broad areas of study ranked a non-business employer at the top. Read more


Flash Poll: Vigilance in the Age of Mobility image description Agency leaders, IT managers, and federal workers across functions are familiar with IT security challenges. The federal government handles highly sensitive data, and its use of devices must reflect this reality.

The Dynamic Threat: Government Tactics Must Evolve to Combat the Insider Threat image description Unless government agencies strive to understand the holistic profiles and behavioral risk patterns in their workforce, they will never be able to stay ahead of the deliberate attacks from within. In a new issue brief, GBC explores the types of motivations and common indicators of insider threats, and what agencies can do to maintain vigilance in 2018.

Disrupting Government image description Federal agencies are faced with a suite of technologies that are nebulous yet promising. Big data, artificial intelligence, blockchain and others—whether developed by established companies or small startups— have the same disruptive potential of their technological counterparts of old. But will they find a home within the federal government? Can they make the government more efficient or save costs?

Flash Poll: The AI Advantage image description New advancements in the field of machine learning are enabling organizations to process — and make use of — massive amounts of data like never before. A new poll by Government Business Council (GBC) invites federal employees to weigh in on the debate, asking them whether AI can advance mission effectiveness.

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