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The Best Places to Work in the Federal Government – And what that means for cleared professionals
In the News

February 21, 2018

The Partnership for Public Service recently released its annual report ranking the Best Places to Work in the U.S. Government.  Analyzing information from the Office of Personnel Management’s 2017 Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey FEVS, the Partnership and Deloitte quantify employee opinions about their workplace, including leadership, employee engagement and empowerment, innovation, and other factors. They also offer deeper analyses to help agency leaders formulate improvement plans.

Clearance Jobs


5 questions to ask every time someone leaves the Trump Administration
In the News

February 17, 2018

The White House lost three officials in the span of seven days, and there are mounting calls for chief of staff John Kelly to step down amid criticism of his handling of abuse allegations against one of the aides. This kind of turmoil has long roiled the Trump’s administration: The president lost three Cabinet heads in the first year of his term — far more Cabinet turnover than in any other recent president’s first year — and saw an exodus of senior advisers that also outpaced his recent predecessors.

FiveThirtyEight


Trump ambassador nominee had unsettling management style, women say
In the News

February 17, 2018

Doug Manchester, the billionaire nominated by President Trump to be ambassador to the Bahamas, made a fortune as a real estate developer in San Diego while also earning a reputation for his philanthropy, conservative convictions and lavish lifestyle.

The Washington Post


Appointee watch: IRS Commissioner announced as management officials move forward
In the News

February 16, 2018

President Trump has made progress in recent weeks on several positions that will be key to implementing elements of his agenda in 2018.

Government Executive


The Daily 202: Trump still hasn’t nominated a director for the Violence Against Women office at the Justice Department
In the News

February 15, 2018

THE BIG IDEA: President Trump has not nominated anyone to be the director of the Office on Violence Against Women in the Justice Department.

The Washington Post


Senate confirms Trump's top management nominee
In the News

February 15, 2018

The Senate Wednesday evening confirmed the Trump administration's nominee for the top management position in government, approving her in a unanimous voice vote.

Government Executive


Scores of top White House officials lack permanent security clearances
In the News

February 15, 2018

WASHINGTON — More than 130 political appointees working in the Executive Office of the President did not have permanent security clearances as of November 2017, including the president's daughter, son-in-law and his top legal counsel, according to internal White House documents obtained by NBC News.

NBC News


White House calls for pay freeze and benefits cuts
In the News

February 15, 2018

US federal employee organizations have sounded the alarm over a pay freeze and other provisions set out this week in the White House’s 2019 budget recommendation, warning that implementing the cuts would hamper recruitment.

Global Government Forum


Trump, a week after Porter resigned, says he’s ‘totally opposed’ to domestic violence
In the News

February 14, 2018

WASHINGTON — One week after Rob Porter, his staff secretary, resigned amid spousal abuse allegations, President Trump said on Wednesday that he was “totally opposed to domestic violence,” his first condemnation of the alleged conduct behind a scandal that has engulfed the White House.

The New York Times


Budget’s attention to civil service policies gets some praise
In the News

February 14, 2018

While the reaction to the White House’s latest budget proposals on federal pay and benefits was largely negative, the response was more favorable toward its recommendations to reexamine civil service policies and the government’s pay structure.

FEDWeek


Mallory Barg Bulman: What should happen to the civil service system
In the News

February 14, 2018

Like the Obama administration before it, the Trump administration has proposed overhauling the civil service system. In its budget proposal, it points out that 40 years have passed since the last major reform and times have changed. But also like the Obama administration, the Trump team is short on specifics. So what should happen? Mallory Barg Bulman, vice president for research and evaluation at the Partnership for Public Service, discussed the possibilities on Federal Drive with Tom Temin.

Federal News Radio


7 agencies expect to hire, but more will plan for staffing cuts under 2019 budget
In the News

February 13, 2018

A handful of agencies will add more to their staffing rolls in 2019, but many more departments will continue workforce reductions this year and into the next, according to the president’s most recent budget proposal.

Federal News Radio


What you need to know about the best places to work in gov
In the News

February 13, 2018

Government workers have already seen their fair share of tumult this year. First rattled by a several-day shutdown in late January, agency employees and contractors then had to deal with the possibility of another just weeks later. In the end, the government suffered a nine-hour funding gap in the morning hours of Feb. 9.

GovLoop


A whirlwind envelops the White House, and the revolving door spins
In the News

February 12, 2018

WASHINGTON — The doors at the White House have been swinging a lot lately. A deputy chief of staff moved on. A speechwriter resigned. The associate attorney general stepped down. The chief of staff offered to quit. And that was just Friday.

 

The New York Times


Shutdown uncertainty taking its toll on federal workforce
In the News

February 09, 2018

For the second time in a month, federal workers woke up wondering if they would be headed to the office, or if they should follow shutdown procedures. Max Stier, president and CEO of the Partnership for Public Service, a nonprofit focused on federal government management issues, told WAMU that the federal workforce has great morale, but the shutdowns still have an effect, particularly on recruitment and the way the public views government. He suggests that a biannual budgeting process could help the problem.

WAMU


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