President's Management Agenda

Trump Administration to Expand Hiring Pilot Programs in 2020

Pilot program with simpler resumes and more input from subject matter experts in assessing candidates will reach at least five additional agencies this year.

OPM Proposes Ditching 'Clerk-Typist' and Other Occupational Classifications That Are Rarely Used Anymore

As many as 28 white collar job titles and 19 trade and craft occupations could be eliminated or rolled into other classifications following an administrative review.

OMB Touts Money and Time Saved From Regulatory Cuts, Eliminating Busywork 

President’s management agenda update highlights 100 “burden-reducing” initiatives. 

What Popular Government Service Providers Could Teach Other Agencies

First of its kind report looks at successful practices that could be replicated governmentwide.

OPM Calls on Agencies to Streamline Federal Firing

Agencies have until March 2020 to eliminate “unnecessary barriers to addressing poor performance,” and even stricter rules are likely on the way.

HHS’s Suspension of Acquisition Services Leaves Outside Agencies and Contractors in Limbo

It’s been three months since the department announced it was closing down its shared services operations, and many questions remain unanswered.

Union Lawsuit Accuses Administration of Violating Injunction against Workforce Orders

A New York local argues that by implementing provisions of Trump’s workforce executive orders through collective bargaining, agencies violated a U.S. District Court injunction.

The Trump Administration Finally Has a Top Procurement Administrator

Innovation, cost efficiency, cybersecurity protections, small business partnerships and category management are all on Michael Wooten’s agenda.

New Guidance Helps Agencies Assess the Value of Work-Life Balance Programs

The federal government is looking to quantify the costs and benefits of programs such as telework. 

OMB Moving Ahead to Steer Agencies on Evidence-Based Policymaking

Acting budget chief’s memo sets up three-year timeline, interagency council.

Trump Administration Backs Off Plan to Close Forest Service Job Corps Centers

USDA and Labor sparked bipartisan furor in a move that would have eliminated 1,100 federal jobs.

Labor Department Asks USDA to Reconsider Job Corps Center Decision

Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue had planned to eliminate the centers—and 1,100 federal jobs—from USDA’s portfolio, but lawmakers, and apparently President Trump, have other ideas.

Early Retirement, Severance Options Unclear for Forest Service Workers Facing Layoffs

The decision to eliminate 1,100 Forest Service jobs by Sept. 30 leaves a lot of unanswered questions for employees.

Labor and Management Share Dim View of OPM-GSA Merger Proposal

Officials fear a provision that would send rulemaking authority to a non-Senate confirmed White House official an attempt to politicize the civil service.

Scholar Predicts Government Reform Could Motivate 2020 Voters

New survey data suggest the presidential race outcome could turn on candidate plans for “rebuilding broken bureaucracy,” says New York University’s Paul Light.

Trump’s Pick to Lead OPM Has an Unusual Management Record for the Job

“We thought she was there to destroy the agency,” said a former senior official at the Federal Labor Relations Authority during Dale Cabaniss’ tenure there.