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Stephen K. Bannon has won
In the News

June 17, 2018

He was fired 10 months ago, but Stephen K. Bannon has won.

The Washington Post


Promoted six times and then fired: Inside a 24-year-old political appointee’s wild ride in Trump’s Washington
In the News

June 15, 2018

He was one of the fastest-rising political appointees of the Trump administration, an unpaid campaign intern with no professional experience who soared into a top job with a six-figure salary at the White House’s drug policy office. But on Jan. 14, in the hours after a front-page Washington Post story cast doubt on his ­résumé and qualifications, ­24-year-old Taylor Weyeneth was feeling vulnerable.

The Washington Post


Uncle Sam says ‘help wanted,’ but recent grads don’t bite
In the News

June 08, 2018

The federal government is experiencing a severe shortage of younger workers, which is causing problems now and may lead to more later.

Bloomberg BNA


Trump's failure to hire people is doing serious damage
In the News

June 07, 2018

The understaffing of his administration is going to have long-term consequences, experts warn—we just won't know what those consequences will be.

VICE


Appointee watch: A wave of State, Defense nominations
In the News

June 07, 2018

Last month, President Trump announced his third pick to lead the Veterans Affairs Department, following multiple ethics scandals with previous choices.

Government Executive


America is rapidly approaching an HR crisis
In the News

June 06, 2018

As Americans, we have only one institution with the resources and the public mandate to address our nation’s most vexing problems: the federal government. It is, however, ill-equipped for the task today, operating with a badly broken personnel system that is rapidly reaching a crisis point.

The Los Angeles Times


To improve agency customer experience, consider investing in the federal workforce
In the News

June 05, 2018

The federal government is chock full of chief information officers, chief financial officers and chief human capital officers.

Federal News Radio


Workforce executive orders miss the mark, observers say
In the News

June 05, 2018

Although the Trump administration said its recent executive orders on the federal workforce will make agencies more efficient and solve age-old performance management difficulties, good government observers said the measures will do little to alleviate the problem.

Government Executive


It's the biggest 2018 primary day so far. Here's what to watch for.
In the News

June 05, 2018

WASHINGTON — A total of eight states hold their primaries today, including California, where the Top 2 candidates (regardless of party) advance to the general election. Here are the seven questions we have going into tonight’s primaries in Alabama, California, Iowa, Mississippi, Montana, New Jersey, New Mexico and South Dakota:

NBC News


Trump's war on the Washington bureaucracy
In the News

June 05, 2018

Bill Valdez fired two people during his 20 years as a manager in the federal workforce.

The Washington Examiner


Work for Congress? Time to cancel summer
In the News

June 05, 2018

Employees that work in and around Congress may have to reconsider their summer vacations, as Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., announced June 5, 2018, that the Senate would remain in session in August, foregoing the traditional summer recess.

Federal Times


Impartial advisers could help Trump restore civil service accountability
In the News

June 04, 2018

Civil service reform is long overdue, but you wouldn’t know it from the hue and cry over President Trump’s recent executive orders proposing modest reforms. These reforms, for example, would eliminate the ability of civil servants to file a grievance over the employee’s performance rating. It’s no coincidence that over 99 percent of federal civil servants received a rating of “fully successful” or better, according to a 2016 Government Accountability Office report.   

The Hill


After 500 days, hundreds of White House jobs remain unfilled by Trump administration
In the News

June 04, 2018

On his 500th day in office, President Donald Trump tweeted a list of accomplishments that he said "many believe" is longer than any other president.

CNBC


Trump says Senate Democrats are 'resisting the will' of voters
In the News

June 02, 2018

Washington (CNN) In his weekly address on Saturday, President Donald Trump criticized the idea of a Democrat-led "resistance" to his presidency and accused Senate Democrats of "resisting the will of the American voter" by blocking nominations to his administration and opposing immigration policy he supports.

CNN


Agencies need to take more risks in acquisition
In the News

May 23, 2018

The recently released president’s management agenda states that efforts to transform government through major acquisitions are hamstrung by processes that “remain captive to a risk-averse culture that rewards compliance over creativity.”

Government Executive


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