Workforce

GovExec Daily: Bureaucrat-Bashing at the Highest Levels of Government

With President Trump aiming his words increasingly at federal employees, Tom Shoop explains why we're reaching a dangerous new low.

Management

OPM Announces Adjustments to Annual Time-to-Hire Metrics

Moving forward, agencies will be expected to count all employees hired and provide additional details about the length of the hiring process.

Nextgov

IGs Announce Plan to Probe Joint DOD, VA Electronic Health Records Programs

The two inspector general offices are teaming up to determine whether the commercial EHR programs are meeting the main goal of interoperability.

Workforce

Lawmaker Asks Democratic Presidential Candidates How They Would Rebuild the Federal Workforce

The Trump administration has done “lasting damage to the integrity, morale and retention of our federal workforce,” Virginia congresswoman writes.

Route Fifty

The Human Cost of Missing Data in Prisons

COMMENTARY | Nowhere is good information about operations more critical than in prisons and jails. But too often states simply lack the kind of data that holds officials accountable.

Management

Long-Time Federal Prisons Official Named Permanent BOP Director

New bureau head will face high rates of inmate and correctional officer suicides, understaffing and issues with reporting of employee misconduct.

Route Fifty

America is Aging and That Could Present Problems for Some States

In about 15 years, the number of people 65 and over is expected to outnumber those under 18 for the first time in U.S. history.

Defense

Will Flying Cars Help the US Beat China? The Air Force Hopes So

Service officials say giving American manufacturers first-mover advantage is just as important as the military benefits of vertical-lift buses.

Management

You’re Likely to Get the Coronavirus

Most cases are not life-threatening, which is also what makes the virus a historic challenge to contain.

Defense

GovExec Daily: The Ethics of Artificial Intelligence at the Pentagon

Defense One's Patrick Tucker joins the podcast to discuss the set of rules to govern how the Defense Department develops and uses AI.

Management

Trump Administration Prepares for Rapid Growth of U.S. Coronavirus Cases

Agencies acknowledge some bumps in the road as they prepare for inevitable domestic outbreak.

Route Fifty

One State Becomes First in the Nation to Preempt City Natural Gas Bans

No cities in Arizona have banned gas stoves or other residential uses of natural gas. The state wants to keep it that way.

Nextgov

Government-Run Energy Company Keeps Reeling in the Same Employees in Phishing Training

The Tennessee Valley Authority has a good initial phishing training program in place but lacks real consequences for those that fail.

Management

Democratic Lawmakers Warn Proposed Social Security Rule Could Be Illegal

Leaders of several congressional committees call on the Social Security Administration to abandon a proposed rule that would allow appeals officers to hear lower-level disability cases.

Workforce

White House Confirms It's Purging Disloyal Employees 'From the Bowels of the Federal Government'

Administration will "take appropriate action" when officials find workers not sufficiently loyal to Trump, spokesman says.