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Natalie Alms

Staff Writer

Natalie Alms is a staff writer at FCW covering the federal workforce. She is a graduate of Wake Forest University and has written for the Salisbury (N.C.) Post. Connect with Natalie on Twitter at @AlmsNatalie.
Natalie Alms is a staff writer at FCW covering the federal workforce. She is a graduate of Wake Forest University and has written for the Salisbury (N.C.) Post. Connect with Natalie on Twitter at @AlmsNatalie.
Workforce

Diversity and the Cyber Workforce

Data shows that the federal cybersecurity workforce is less diverse than the government overall, but addressing the disparity will take more than hiring more diverse employees, say DEIA experts and federal tech executives.

Management

Postal Service, US Digital Service Collaborate on New COVID-19 Test Website

USPS and the U.S. Digital Service have been working on a new website for Americans to order free, at-home rapid COVID-19 tests. The administration is confident it won't crash in meeting massive demand.

Workforce

Merit Systems Protection Board Passes 5-Year Mark Without a Quorum

Without a quorum, the board is unable to issue decisions for appeals, leaving thousands in limbo and a critical part of the civil service system non-functional.

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.