Management and Workforce


Election 2012: What's at stake for feds?

Republican Mitt Romney and Democrat Barack Obama offer competing visions for America. But how do they stand on federal priorities?

Planning for -- and surviving -- sequestration

With sequestration possible in just a few months, experts offer tips to help managers minimize the impact of budget cuts on employees and agency missions.

Counting federal employees is no simple task

The federal workforce is on the hot seat as policymakers try to cut costs, but the simple question of how big the workforce is yields no definitive answer.

steve kelman

Research just proves the obvious? Not so fast.

Academic research is full of surprises, Steve Kelman maintains, even though many people believe it only shows what's already obvious.

Will feds get a pay raise?

President Barack Obama suggested a pay raise for federal employees, but it's conditional on lawmakers working together.

Federal IT workforce needs training investment, expert says

Technology aids the workforce, but the government's IT security personnel need investments in training and development opportunities to truly thrive.

What the GOP platform means to feds

The Republican party's platform details plans for the federal workforce, including changes to pay and a vision for a smaller government.

GSA's crackdown on spending saves millions

Acting Administrator Dan Tangherlini promises more savings yet to come in his quest to curb waste.

Sampriti Ganguli

Hire for inclusion, not just diversity

'Inclusion recruiting' might seem like a fuzzy concept, but Sampriti Ganguli argues that it makes for a much more effective workplace than focusing on diversity alone.

5 strategies for taking telework to new heights

The latest technologies and refinements to managerial best practices offer new opportunities for improving and extending telework programs.

Obama proposes to extend federal pay freeze until April 2013

The president's plan would grant feds a modest pay raise -- but only under one condition, which might be hard to meet.

GSA’s push to curb spending begins to bear fruit

After being chastised for squandering money on various occasions, the agency taps its employees to get the best ideas on how to reduce costs and cut waste.