Civil Service

Feds Could Be Fired at Any Time for Any Reason, Under a Bill That Was Just Reintroduced

The bill also would abolish the Merit Systems Protection Board and threatens to reduce former federal employees’ retirement benefits if they file “frivolous” appeals of adverse personnel actions.

Rushing the Return to Office: Why Forcing Feds into In-Person Work Could Backfire

Agency leaders need to make informed, data-driven decisions about the path forward.

'Benefits Envy' May Be Partly to Blame for the Erosion of Fed Compensation

“The sense that public employees have stuff that’s better” than that of private-sector workers persists, says one expert.

The General Schedule System Needs An Upgrade, Now

We shouldn’t use 70-year-old products to manage the 21st century workforce.

There Are Many Threats to 'the Future of the Public Service Itself'

Donald F. Kettl joins the podcast to discuss the future of the civil service.

Celebrating 'Unbelievable Things Happening' in Public Service

Max Stier joins the podcast to discuss the Samuel J. Heyman Service to America Medals and Public Service Recognition Week.

The Gathering Storm Threatening the Civil Service

Conservatives are gearing up for a big debate and attacks that could upend the civil service as we know it. 

Are Feds in and Around D.C. Going to Have to Go Into Offices Soon?

GovExec Daily staff discusses the end of "maximum telework" in federal agency offices.

OPM Denied 20% of Agency Requests to Let Politicals Convert Into Career Roles

In another 23% of cases, agencies failed to seek permission before letting political appointees "burrow in."

Let’s Rethink the Management of Our Civil Service

In this op-ed, the executive vice president of the Partnership for Public Service posits that we should build up public servants and hold them accountable to improve government performance.

Chief Diversity Officers Need to Be Prepared to Manage

Adam Jones and Kevin Johnson join the podcast to discuss the Chief Diversity Officer Bootcamp program.

Pay and Prestige For Civil Servants: The Historical Advantages—and Disadvantages—of Government Work

The advantages have “helped to recruit and keep some very good people in government work,” according to one academic.

Biden Is Officially Running For Reelection. What Has He Done For Public Servants?

Courtney Bublé joins the podcast to discuss the president's announcement.

Lawmakers Introduce Bipartisan Bill That Would Cover IVF For Federal Employees

The legislation would require the largest employer-sponsored health insurance program in the world to cover assisted reproductive treatments and services.

What Might a Second Biden Term Mean for Feds? Here’s a Look at The First

Revoking Schedule F, boosting diversity and equity, and restoring scientific integrity has been some of the Biden administration's accomplishments and goals.

Conservative Think Tanks Are Preparing a List of 20K Potential Political Appointees in Hopes of Reviving Schedule F

A coalition led by the Heritage Foundation has launched a massive recruitment effort that would grow the ranks of federal political appointees from 4,000 to 20,000 in the next Republican presidential administration.