Management and Workforce

Issa: Obama’s reform plan mere 'platitudes'

For the government to trim its costs and size, the administration needs to take a more strategic approach and give agencies some autonomy in deciding what's best for them, according to an expert.

2013 budget proposal puts IT on short leash

Obama's 2013 budget proposal aims to cut federal IT but increase its use when it makes government more efficient.

VA responds to accusations about excessive outsourcing

The VA's dispute with its employees' union continued to heat up as the agency responded to claims that its outsourcing practices are undermining its veteran hiring goals.

VA accused of excessive outsourcing of vets' jobs

The Veterans Affairs Department is continuing to outsource jobs currently or historically held by veterans, according to union.

VA slammed for doing end run around telework policy

Union leader suggests VA's telework policies violate the Telework Enhancement Act of 2010.

Employee numbers matter less than the work done, expert says

The upcoming retirement wave of baby boomers should serves as an opportunity to assess what government positions are necessary, says a government reform expert.

Survey shows feds still favor laptops over smart phones, tablets

The majority of government workers are using laptops in their work more than any other device.

Lawmaker targets step increases

A new bill would bar step increases for the remainder of 2012.

College grads uninterested in government careers

Agencies expecting a continued flow of qualified applicants for vacant positions should take a hard look at this study's findings.

OPM renews attack on processing backlog

OPM chief calls delays "unacceptable," pledges to make issue his top priority.

House votes to extend pay freeze

A House vote moves a one-year pay-freeze extension closer to reality.

Federal union leader assails yet another pay freeze extension bill

A Wisconsin lawmaker becomes the latest to propose adding a year to the current pay freeze.

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