Sponsor Content

How Palm Beach, Florida's School District Secured Personal Data

School districts generate huge amounts of critical data and users expect immediate access even to archived data, some of which dates back 30 years.

Defense

Recruiting Crisis? Not at Space Force

The youngest and smallest service says it pays to be both choosy and inclusive.

Tech

VA Used COVID Relief Funds to Bolster IT and Digital Services

The VA used supplemental COVID funding from three different bills to support expanded telehealth services and remote operations during the worst of the pandemic.

Sponsor Content

Better Together: Accelerating Hybrid Cloud Modernization with NetApp and AWS

Here’s how AWS and NetApp joined forces to simplify cloud transformation and enable greater agility, productivity, and security for government agencies.

Workforce

GovExec Daily: Holiday Parties in the Age of COVID-19

Labor and employment attorney Michael Schmidt joins the podcast to discuss the ways organizations can stay safe while celebrating.

Pay & Benefits

Open Questions About Open Season

Sorting out options for federal health insurance and Medicare can be tricky.

Pay & Benefits

Thrift Savings Plan Funds Up for a Second Straight Month

Every fund in the federal government’s 401(k) style retirement plan saw gains in November, but most still remain in the negative for the year.

TSP TICKER
FUND
G
F
C
S
I
DEC 02 CLOSE
$17.1833
$18.5728
$62.4016
$66.0443
$34.7731
DAILY CHANGE
0.0019
0.0622
-0.0695
0.1070
-0.0416
THIS MONTH (%)
0.02
1.34
-0.18
0.30
0.55
FUND
L 2060
L 2050
L 2040
L 2030
L INCOME
DEC 02 CLOSE
$12.8567
$26.5465
$44.9092
$40.2062
$23.0868
DAILY CHANGE
-0.0093
-0.0092
-0.0124
-0.0088
0.0017
THIS MONTH (%)
0.15
0.22
0.20
0.18
0.13
FUND
DEC 02
CLOSE
DAILY
CHANGE
THIS
MONTH
G
$17.1833
0.0019
0.02
F
$18.5728
0.0622
1.34
C
$62.4016
-0.0695
-0.18
S
$66.0443
0.1070
0.30
I
$34.7731
-0.0416
0.55

L 2050
$26.5465
-0.0092
0.22
L 2040
$44.9092
-0.0124
0.20
L 2030
$40.2062
-0.0088
0.18
L 2020
$None
None
L INCOME
$23.0868
0.0017
0.13
Workforce

These Are the Agencies that Saw the Biggest Losses in Employee Satisfaction in 2022, and the Few that Saw Gains

Only 10 agencies with at least 100 employees saw improvements to their job satisfaction score in the annual Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey, and no agencies with at least 10,000 workers gained ground.

Workforce

Lagging Pay and Back to the Office Transitions Likely Caused Feds' Morale Drop This Year, OPM Says

The lack of pay increases to match inflation and the federal government’s implementation of return to office initiatives could be responsible for dips in employee satisfaction as measured in the annual Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey.

Tech

NASA Awards $57M Contract to Build Roads on the Moon

The award will go toward developing technologies to build infrastructure like landing pads and roads on the surface of the moon.

Oversight

At Tribal Summit, Biden Pledges Federal Commitment to Indian Country

President Joe Biden on Wednesday said he is poised to designate Avi Kwa Ame, a sacred site for Native American tribes in southern Nevada, as a national monument that would ensure the preservation of ancestral lands for those 12 tribes.

Defense

GOP Senators Agitate for Vote To Repeal Vaccine Mandate

Sen. Paul said 20 senators have pledged to vote against moving the defense policy bill forward unless their amendment is brought to the floor.

Management

Biden’s Pick to Oversee Highways Moves Toward Confirmation

Shailen Bhatt previously led state transportation departments in Colorado and Delaware. He’d take the helm of an agency that has drawn flak from Republicans over infrastructure law guidance.

Oversight

GovExec Daily: The Calls to Eliminate Cabinet-Level Agencies Have a Long History

Tom Shoop joins the podcast to discuss his post about the moves to get rid of the Education Department.

Pay & Benefits

Here’s What Still Needs to Happen for Feds to Get Their 2023 Pay Raise

Although there’s only a month left in the year, there are still a number of things that must be done to finalize an average 4.6% pay hike for civilian federal workers in January.

Management

After Providing $3B, Lawmakers Question Why USPS Isn’t Buying More EVs

The Postal Service has upped its original order of electric vehicles, but Democrats want to see far more progress after they provided the funds.

Oversight

Supreme Court Wrestles Over Biden’s Immigration Enforcement Policy

The Biden administration instructed immigration agents to focus on deporting undocumented immigrants who have been convicted of felonies or pose a danger to public safety. Texas filed a lawsuit saying the change was illegal.

Defense

The Pentagon’s Lead Intelligence Agency Has an HR Problem

Too few human-resources staffers means a constant struggle to keep up with basic personnel record-keeping and more.