Management and Workforce


IT succession planning inconsistent across government

Managers and human capital practitioners often have different ideas of how to plan for the next generation of technology leaders, study shows.

Union aims to prove its members' worth

NTEU survey says Americans believe the government needs to commit more resources and manpower to areas such as food safety, veterans’ assistance, and nuclear safety.

Obama delays financial disclosure deadline

Congress and the president adjust some deadlines in the STOCK Act, but opponents still object to public disclosure.

AFGE members elect new leader

J. David Cox will take over as national president.

GSA freezes 2013 per diem travel rates

Unchanging travel spending rate aligns with acting administrator's ongoing agency review.

Harder times ahead for federal HR leaders

External pressures make the jobs of chief human capital officers harder, but they aren't ready to give up, according to survey.

How BYOD is helping one agency ease the pain of budget cuts

A careful analysis led the EEOC to find a few simple adjustments to make up for lost funds. Here's how they did it.

Steve Kelman

Building better jobs for feds

A study from nearly 20 years ago could provide insight into improving the federal work environment, writes Steve Kelman.

Bob Woods

What's with all these chiefs?

Why are there so many chiefs in government? And if that word is in your title, are you a hotshot or a hat rack?

USAJobs clears security hurdle

The federal job site gets the green light on cybersecurity.

Focus group: Agencies ill-equipped to handle workforce reorganization

Research finds support for smart restructuring, but doubts about the ability to execute or achieve long-term gains.

GAO can't solve the 'who's cheaper' debate

So who makes more, feds or private-sector workers? What's the better deal, contracting work or using federal employees? GAO says it doesn't know either. Why are these questions so challenging?

Who's Fed 100-worthy?

Nominations are now open for the 2015 Federal 100 awards. Get the details and submit your picks!