White House: Proposed Hiring Rule Was Meant to Help, Not Hurt Ex-Offenders Seeking Federal Jobs

Administration seeks to clarify intent of proposed requirement that applicants disclose participation in pretrial diversion programs, amid outcry.

Read more 5:23 PM ET Leave a comment Susan Walsh/AP

Route Fifty

Why a County Eliminated Degree Requirements for 82 Types of Jobs arrowThe change will affect the hiring criteria for jobs ranging from budget ...

5:22 PM ET Leave a comment
Route Fifty

A State Considers How to Help Local Governments Pay for Expensive Murder Trials arrowA bill in the Ohio legislature would allow counties to ...

4:56 PM ET Leave a comment

FAA Greenlights Drone Company to Deliver Food in One Virginia Town arrowThe Federal Aviation Administration gave its first OK to drone company ...

4:54 PM ET Leave a comment

Military Services Fall Short in Responding to Domestic Violence on Bases arrowWatchdog finds inconsistencies in reporting and documentation.

3:13 PM ET Leave a comment
Pay & Benefits Watch

Lawmakers, DHS Look to Improve Border Patrol Compensation arrowA weekly roundup of pay and benefits news.

2:41 PM ET Leave a comment

State Department Watchdog to Report Soon on Reorganization, Alleged Political Harassment arrowLinick’s work plan promises results this year on ...

12:44 PM ET Leave a comment
Excellence in Government

GAO is Wrong: Job Classification Cannot Be Fixed arrowIt is the most antiquated and bureaucratic of all federal HR practices.

12:22 PM ET Leave a comment

Lockheed, Frustrated with US Air Force, Eyes Foreign F-35 Sales arrowThe service’s proposed purchase of Boeing F-15s has the company ...

12:00 PM ET Leave a comment

SEC Pulls On-Ramp For $2.5 Billion IT Contract arrowThe agency is reworking the on-ramp solicitation for its massive enterprise IT vehicle, ...

11:10 AM ET Leave a comment

What the Supreme Court Said About the 2020 Census Citizenship Question arrowIn oral arguments, conservative justices asked about data science, ...

10:30 AM ET Leave a comment

Solving for Unproductive Workplace Conversations image description These are the conversations where everyone talks and no one listens. Read more

In Acquisition, Standing Still Is the Biggest Risk image description Urgent mission needs demand innovative procurement tools; fortunately, agencies have options. Read more

‘Conveyer Belt’ Justice: An Inside Look at Immigration Courts image description Where the cases pile up so relentlessly there’s barely time for consideration—or lunch. Read more

In Acquisition, Standing Still Is the Biggest Risk image description Urgent mission needs demand innovative procurement tools; fortunately, agencies have options. Read more


Doing Good with Government Data image description You may wonder where to start in using analytics to improve operations and enrich the lives of citizens. Quite simply, analysis begins with a problem. What issue do you want to solve? What task needs to be simplified? Start by solving that one problem. Then, after gleaning value from that first solution, use analytics to solve other problems throughout the organization.

Election Security Tested image description We’ve learned a lot about election security in the two years following the 2016 presidential election, and most of it is not confidence-instilling. U.S. voting systems, like any other electronic systems, have vulnerabilities. The midterms brought only false alarms, but securing elections is a marathon, not a sprint. In this ebook, we look at the issues that need continued attention.

Accelerated AI: Best Practices for Implementing AI in Government Agencies image description Today’s advancements in artificial intelligence are well known. AI has begun to seep into our everyday activities from how we commute to how we shop to how we watch television. But for government, the evolution of AI and the potential it provides hasn’t yet come to fruition.

2019 Outlook for Federal Management Priorities image description It’s been 40 years since the federal personnel system underwent significant reform. Like his recent predecessors, President Trump has a management agenda to modernize the federal workforce.

APR 23 CLOSE $16.1247 $18.6070 $42.3335 $52.6952 $30.2306
DAILY CHANGE 0.0011 0.0223 0.3730 0.7306 0.0353
THIS MONTH (%) 0.16 -0.38 3.61 3.31 2.79
FUND L 2050 L 2040 L 2030 L 2020 L Income
APR 23 CLOSE $20.7085 $35.6556 $32.6323 $28.2148 $20.4721 About the TSP Ticker
DAILY CHANGE 0.1201 0.1810 0.1387 0.0577 0.0315 Monthly Returns
THIS MONTH (%) 2.66 2.35 1.99 1.01 0.77 TSP Site