Workforce

Discrimination against Mothers Mars Hiring

Workplaces still discriminate against mothers, a study finds. Another indicates that inflexibility about hours keeps moms out of jobs.

Workforce

Young Workers Want Good Communication, Not Perks

New research suggests young workers, those ages 21-34, want respectful communication at work, not perks and "fun."

Workforce

GovExec Daily: OPM's Role in This Stage of the Pandemic

Katherine McIntire Peters talks to Office of Personnel Management's Rob Shriver about the future of the civil service.

Workforce

IRS Funding Surge Punted From Bipartisan Infrastructure Package

Democrats still plan to fund major hiring boost for the tax agency in another measure.

Management

State Dept. Promises 'Surge' Staffing to Confront Unprecedented Passport Backlog and Wait Times

Passport specialist workforce has yet to catch up to pre-pandemic levels, which were already well short of full staffing.

Workforce

Democrats Look to Redirect Homeland Security Hiring After Trump Era

Lawmakers advance funding measure that would slash the number of law enforcement officers at the department.

Workforce

GovExec Daily: Getting Gen Z Into Federal Service

GovExec contributor Kaitlyn Rentala joins the show to discuss how the government can recruit and retain young workers.

Workforce

As IRS Prepares for Onslaught of Hiring, Taxpayer Advocate Warns It Is Ill-Prepared

Challenges IRS has faced in the 2021 tax season could get worse without staffing surge and corresponding improvements to hiring processes, watchdog says.

Management

Gen Z Could Lead a Renaissance in Public Service—If Only They Could Get In

A service-minded 21-year-old says her peers want to work in government, but the barriers to entry are too high. She has some suggestions for how to fix that.

Workforce

FEMA Seeks More Staff as It Rests Beleaguered Employees Ahead of Busy Season

Federally run vaccination sites are closing and employees are returning from the border as hurricane and wildfire seasons loom.

Management

Agencies to Boost Hiring, Tighten Internal Screening to Root Out Domestic Terrorism

Biden administration launches new strategy to tackle domestic extremism, including by looking in house.

Management

Biden Employs Aggressive Strategy to Sideline Top Career Officials at Consumer Protection Bureau

Current and former employees say the administration is flouting civil service protections—and its own promises.

Management

GovExec Daily: Staffing at the IRS and the Biden Budget

Eric Katz joins the show to discuss IRS chiefCharles Rettig’s recent appearance before the Senate Finance Committee .

Management

OPM Finalizes Rule Easing Rehiring of Ex-Feds

Under new rules, federal agencies will be able to rehire former federal workers at a higher pay grade than when they left government.

Management

Biden Ends Trend of Benefit-Cutting Budgets, But New Federal Workforce Initiatives Are Still Being Developed

Most of the workforce provisions outlined in the president’s first budget submission are vague references to policies that will be part of the forthcoming president's management agenda.

Workforce

House Easily Passes Measure to Boost Hiring, Bonuses at State Department

Lawmakers say the "momentous" authorization bill, the first in 20 years, would "prevent the politicization and targeting and impunity" that have hurt morale at the department in recent years.

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