Management

Government Needs Tech-Savvy Leaders to Succeed, Says Outgoing OMB Chief

In the 21st century, every agency’s mission rests heavily on officials with a “high tech IQ,” Shaun Donovan said in his White House exit memo.

Pay & Benefits

Most Calif. National Guard Soldiers Won't Have to Repay Improper Bonuses

Pentagon official expects “vast majority” of 17,500 cases involving improper reenlistment bonuses will be dismissed before review’s July 1 deadline.

Pay & Benefits

2017 Pay Tables for Federal Employees Are Out

Obama directed a 2.1 percent pay boost for federal civilian employees in 2017, but the actual amount of an employee’s pay raise depends on various factors.

Management

Trump’s 100-Day Plan For Federal Employees and Agencies

The president-elect has vowed to freeze hiring, eliminate wasteful programs, and overhaul certain agencies.

Management

Obama to Agencies: Do A Better Job Helping Immigrants in the Military Navigate Government

President creates interagency working group to improve access to eligible benefits and assistance for new American service members, veterans and their families

Oversight

New Leadership at VA Committees, But Likely Same Priorities

Lawmakers in the next Congress are expected to keep focus on improving vets’ access to health care and stronger employee accountability.

Pay & Benefits

NASA, Defense Boast the Most 2016 Presidential Rank Award Winners

List of winners includes thirty-six recipients of the government’s highest award for excellence in civil service.  

Management

Nearly 70% of SES Are About to Experience Their First Presidential Transition as Executives

That statistic is neither unusual or cause for concern, said observers, who praised the professionalism and adaptability of the career executive corps.

Management

Congress Allows Services to Restore Full Per Diem Rates for Defense Travelers

The change, included in the final fiscal 2017 Defense authorization bill, tweaks a controversial 2014 department policy related to long-term government travel.

Management

NASA Ranked Best Place to Work in Government For Fifth Consecutive Year

Homeland Security improves its score, but is still ranked last among large agencies.

Management

Groups Want Trump to Keep Secretary McDonald At VA

Support grows for former CEO and Army vet to continue his major management transformation at the department.

Management

Your Country Really Needs You Right Now, Obama Tells Feds

The work of government employees “has never been more important,” president says in farewell address.

Pay & Benefits

Obama’s 2.1 Percent Pay Raise Announcement Boosts Locality Pay

The salary increase announced last week includes a 1 percent across-the-board pay bump, combined with a 1.1 percent raise in locality pay.

Management

Trump Taps Ben Carson for HUD Secretary

If confirmed, the retired neurosurgeon would lead a mid-size agency with an increasingly vital mission.

Management

Lawmakers Ask Obama to Freeze Hiring Until Trump Arrives

Republican senators warn against “burrowing in” and new career hires who won’t help execute the next administration’s policies.

Pay & Benefits

TSP Funds Improve in November

The C and F funds had a good month, after a rough October for all the offerings.

Pay & Benefits

Hill Negotiators Ignore Obama and Give Troops Biggest Pay Raise in 6 Years

Conference committee settles on a 2.1 percent military boost, rejecting the White House's request for a 1.6 percent raise.

Pay & Benefits

Check Out Your 2017 Locality Pay Rate

California cities and the Washington, D.C., area see biggest boosts for next year.

Pay & Benefits

House Panel To Examine Federal Long-Term Care Premium Hikes

Lawmakers on Wednesday will ask officials why the average enrollee is now paying $111 more per month for coverage.

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