Management and Workforce


Keeping Generation Y on board

Young workers are not so different from their older counterparts, but there are a few distinctions.

Expert: New travel, conference limits may threaten transparency

Unintended side effects of efforts to rein in careless spending could affect other administration priorities.

OMB cracks down on travel costs

New rules limt agency spending on travel, conferences.

Efforts to limit feds' conference attendance meet opposition

Industry associations worry that legislation designed to restrict the ability of federal employees to attend conferences would do more harm than good.

On the front lines: How agencies recruit young feds

Despite popular belief, public perception of the government workforce and pervasive anti-government rhetoric hasn't put a damper on young people's desire to become public servants.

GOP plan to nix sequester moves forward

House Republicans want to replace the looming sequester with cuts targeting health care and federal benefits.

Long-awaited digital roadmap almost ready to debut

Forthcoming strategy will give citizens better access to government data and enhance service delivery for agencies.

Lisa Doyle

Warriors to Workforce program gives vets a second chance

The VA Acquisition Academy's Lisa Doyle created the Warriors to Workforce program to train wounded veterans to become acquisition professionals.

Congressman plans cyber workforce development efforts

Rep. Jim Langevin is looking to catalyze better cyber training and expertise at the federal, state and local levels.

Telework success comes from linking it to larger goals

At least one agency finds that telework provides new ways to accomplish its mission in trying times.

Why can't government handle cascading goals?

The concept of cascading goals works well in private business, but government agencies have more difficulty setting meaningful goals, writes consultant Howard Risher.

Perception of government could affect agency hiring

Agency recruiting might just have gotten harder as survey paints a "disturbing" picture of attitudes toward the federal government.