Workforce

State's Hiring Freeze Crushed Morale and Impaired Key Trump Priorities, IG Says

The department is still reeling from the hiring pause and civil service staffing is still falling.

Former FBI Agent Peter Strzok’s Lawsuit Highlights a Gray Area in the Hatch Act

The act does not address the use of  government cell phones to send political text messages. 

Lawmakers Accuse Trump Administration of Circumventing Congress on Weather Service Staffing

Employees say they are working more overtime on account of vacancies than they are allowed to get paid for.

Mulvaney: Relocating Offices is a 'Wonderful Way' to Shed Federal Employees

White House chief of staff shares the administration's real objective in moving agencies outside of Washington.

Lawmakers Look to Virtual Reality for Training Feds

"It's not just a video game," says spokeswoman for New York Democrat who wrote bill creating advisory committee.

EPA to Close a Las Vegas Office, Reassign Employees

Agency to seek buyout, early retirement authority despite restrictions from Congress.

Homeland Security Has a Problem Hiring and Keeping Women

The department is failing to address known barriers to a number of ethnic and racial groups, a watchdog report finds.

Senator Says He Has Trump and McConnell's Support for Bill to End Shutdowns Permanently

Momentum grows for bipartisan bill to prevent lawmakers from leaving D.C. until they pass spending bills.

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EEOC Makes It Easier for Feds to File Discrimination Appeals

New tool allows feds to "finally" manage cases online, leveling the playing field with agency attorneys.

Census Eclipses 500K Applicants, Still Needs 2.3M More

The bureau is working to overcome fears instilled by the Trump administration's court fight to include a citizenship question, official says.

Interior Announces Plan to Move Bureau's Headquarters, and Some Employees, West

Administration says the moves will better position employees to manage lands, though critics warn of resulting staff cuts.

Investigations Into Mistreatment of State Department Workforce are in ‘Final Stages,’ IG Says

The watchdog plans to unveil results of inquiries into political retaliation and the hiring freeze in coming weeks.

Presidential Hopeful Vows to Double the Number of Career Diplomats at State

Democratic candidate would create new recruiting pipelines and pay structures to boost workforce.