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Senate GOP weighs curbing August recess
In the News

May 15, 2018

Senate Republicans are actively discussing canceling part — or all — of the August recess in order to catch up on funding the government and approving President Trump’s nominations. 

The Hill


Trump vs. the “Deep State”
In the News

May 14, 2018

How the Administration’s loyalists are quietly reshaping American governance.

The New Yorker


Trump to press GOP on changing Senate rules
In the News

May 14, 2018

Frustrated with what he calls Democratic obstruction, President Trump is expected to press Senate Republicans during a lunch Tuesday to change the rules to speed up consideration of his nominees for vacant court seats and executive posts. 

The Hill


Trump: Senate should approve spending bill with wall, border money or skip August break
In the News

May 12, 2018

Washington (CNN) President Donald Trump said Saturday that the Senate should approve a government spending package that includes funding for border security and a wall before the August break or not go on recess.

CNN


Pon hints at major changes coming to federal compensation system
In the News

May 10, 2018

In a town hall held by the Partnership for Public Service this week, Office of Personnel Management (OPM) director Dr. Jeff Pon alluded to more significant changes coming to the compensation system for federal employees.

FedSmith


Marketing your mission and other ideas to help agencies attract young talent
In the News

May 10, 2018

The administration wants more young people in its government ranks, especially in tech.

Nextgov


Trump’s aides defend pay freeze and retirement cuts, but raise unanswered questions
In the News

May 10, 2018

Key players driving President Trump’s management agenda championed plans to freeze federal pay and cut retirement benefits, while raising as many questions as answers at a civil service forum Wednesday.

The Washington Post


OPM’s Pon wants broad direct-hire authority for STEM, cybersecurity jobs
In the News

May 09, 2018

Office of Personnel Management Director Jeff Pon said Wednesday that part of his efforts to overhaul the civil service system will include broadening hiring authorities, starting with defense and intelligence-related agencies looking to procure more STEM talent.

FedScoop


Progressive outrage about Gina Haspel is unfair
In the News

May 09, 2018

(CNN) Critics of President Donald Trump often say that he's failing to attract top talent to fill his leadership posts. The irony is that once the President seeks to fill vacancies with qualified nominees, those same critics then seek to undermine their approval.

CNN


OPM, OMB officials push major workforce changes
In the News

May 09, 2018

Just after proposing a series of changes to the federal workforce retirement system, administration personnel directors are looking at more changes to improve recruitment and hiring.

Federal Computer Week


OPM Chief defends pay freeze as a chance to 'right-size' compensation across occupations
In the News

May 09, 2018

Two of the federal government’s top management officials on Wednesday defended proposals to freeze civilian workers’ pay in 2019 and to implement myriad cuts to retirement benefit programs.

Government Executive


Federal employees face cuts to retirement benefits and pay freezes
In the News

May 09, 2018

Federal employees can be forgiven for feeling whiplashed by the Trump administration.

NPR


Conservatives, White House pressure McConnell for longer Senate work hours
In the News

May 08, 2018

Conservatives are upping pressure on Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) to either keep the Senate in session longer during the week or delay the August recess in order to catch up on funding the government and confirming President Trump's nominees.

The Hill


Feds can be fired for ‘dishonest conduct’ like that Trump is accused of. He could learn from honored employees.
In the News

May 06, 2018

President Trump represents the United States, but he is not representative of federal employees. If they, like he, repeatedly lied and disgraced the nation, they would face termination.

The Washington Post


Trump's biggest challenge is the appointee gap
In the News

May 06, 2018

If President Trump is to maximize the value of his time in office, he needs as many staffers in the government who share his policy views as possible.

Yahoo


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