Management

Chief Human Capital Officers Need to Be Empowered to Really Transform Federal HR, Experts Say

More collaboration between chief human capital officers and agency executives and the Office of Personnel Management is needed to improve the hiring and retention of the federal workforce.

Workforce

These Tips Will Help Federal Managers and Employees Navigate the New Hybrid Work Environment

The government’s HR agency said it’s up to everyone to work together to foster effective performance management, particularly when there is a mix of on-site and teleworking feds.

Workforce

GovExec Daily: Taking Steps to Create More Equity in Government

Deloitte's Shrupti Shah joins the podcast to discuss how OPM is implementing the administration's DEI order.

Pay & Benefits

OPM Issues Guidance to Ensure 67,000 Feds Make at Least $15 per Hour

Agencies have until the end of this month to exercise special pay rates to implement a $15 minimum wage, in accordance with a Biden administration executive order.

Management

OPM Issues Guidance on Agency Hiring of Chief Diversity Officers

The memo builds off President Biden’s executive order aimed at improving the diversity, equity, inclusion and accessibility of federal agencies.

Workforce

Report: 45% of All Federal Employees Teleworked in Fiscal 2020

The Office of Personnel Management’s latest annual telework report captures the first six months of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Workforce

OPM To Publish Rule Implementing Law Protecting Feds from Discrimination, Whistleblower Retaliation

The Elijah E. Cummings Federal Employee Antidiscrimination Act requires agencies to publish instances when they discriminated or retaliated against federal workers and encourages agencies to punish federal employees responsible for such acts.

Management

OPM Faces Uncertain Funding Prospects

The federal government’s human resources agency is still dealing with budget shortfalls arising from moving background checks to the Defense Department, and the prospect of a full-year continuing resolution could exacerbate existing pressures.

Workforce

OPM Proposes Regulations Repealing Trump-era Firing Policy

President Biden during his first week in office had rescinded the executive order aimed at making it easier to fire federal workers.

Management

OPM Again Extends Deadline for Agencies to Adopt Skills-Based Hiring

The government's personnel agency said final guidance on implementing skills-based hiring assessments, rather than purely educational attainment, is coming soon.

Pay & Benefits

OPM Reminds Agencies to Provide Feds Leave for COVID-19 Boosters

Agencies should also grant leave to federal workers who need time off to take family members to get a booster of the COVID-19 vaccine.

Workforce

Ahuja: OPM Has Hired More than 300 as Part of Agency Rebuild

The director of the Office of Personnel Management said a recent report on how to reform the HR agency has “galvanized” its workforce in support of change.

Management

House Panel Advances OPM Reform Legislation

Republicans opposed the bill aimed at insulating the Office of Personnel Management from political interference, arguing that doing so would lead to “unaccountable bureaucrats.”

Workforce

House Panel Examines Recruitment and Telework for the ‘Next Generation’ of Feds

Rep. Gerry Connolly, D-Va., said Wednesday that he is introducing legislation to reform the federal government’s internship programs and writing a bill to expand agencies’ metrics regarding telework following the COVID-19 pandemic.

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