Lawmakers also say agencies need to solicit input from front-line feds.
Unusual White House plan to lower incremental costs confuses some.
Post-disaster environments are notoriously prone to scams.
Report recommends a National Secure Data Service that would help with specific projects without compromising privacy.
To cope with delays, the Pentagon issues risky interim clearances, resulting in “rapists and pedophiles” having access to classified information.
Congress thus far has preserved their funds as lawmakers face a crammed September calendar.
Some Border Patrol applicants will see higher recruitment incentives.
New data suggest the conventional wisdom is wrong, raising important policy questions.
Dodaro calls Trump reorganization effort “a perfect opportunity” to use the biennial tool.
Fiscal 2019 initiatives should be “budget neutral” and agencies should consider private-sector solutions, guidance states.
How Congress and the Health and Human Services Department can reduce opioid-related deaths.
Each ambassadorial position would require at least one minority candidate to be considered.
Inadequate pay and excessive bureaucracy also cited as reasons for dissatisfaction in latest exit survey from OPM.
‘Clearly, it’s a problem,’ a former director says.
If the White House turns implementation over to "careerists" at OMB, "it will never happen," former personnel director says.
Trump has nominated candidates for only a third of key slots; envoy to South Korea is acting.
The chasm between appointees and career staff often leads to dysfunction. It doesn’t have to be that way.
Agencies had gained 50,000 feds during Obama’s last two years.
Budget, staffing and system issues bog down the system at SSA.
Two agencies would need 1.2 million applicants to fulfill Trump's request, given current hiring and attrition rates.
Rep. Cartwright argues that public-private competition has not produced savings.
Goerge Nesterczuk has gone two months without receiving a confirmation hearing.
Contractor compensation should be tied to how well vendors deliver on program outcomes.
Federal Acquisition Service continues reorganization.
Number of feds enrolled in program remains small, but there are new signs of growth.
Eliminating programs, restructuring agency components, streamlining hiring and more.
Democrats and service organizations worry that a Republican push to expand health-care choices for veterans will sap money from the ailing federal system.
Software that scours public records for potential red flags gains traction as officials wrestle with a serious security clearance backlog.
Data show that the average age of the most successful innovators is somewhere in the mid-40s.
Lessons from a recent success story.
The state's civil service reform efforts offer many lessons for the federal government.
The power of combining data analytics with mobility programs.
Cloud services award will come Wednesday amid Trump budget uncertainty.
Worst-case scenario is that decisions by acting executives are rendered invalid.
McMahon touts her agency as vital to the nation’s 29 million small businesses.