The House has cleared the way for Biden’s 4.6% pay raise plan

Lawmakers effectively endorsed the president’s pay raise proposal for federal workers Wednesday, although the Senate has yet to weigh in on the issue.

OMB unpauses plan to rethink the federal property footprint

Agencies have a December deadline for developing real property capital plans. The administration wants them to think about how their property needs might change after COVID-19.

EEOC: Women still lag far behind men in the government’s STEM workforce

A new report from the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission digs into women in the government’s STEM workforce, showing gaps in overall participation, leadership and pay.

Federal employee morale is falling, and one group thinks the Slow appointments process is to blame

The Veterans Affairs Department was the only large agency to improve on its 2020 score in the latest annual Best Places to Work in the Federal Government report.

GAO dings State Department's IT workforce efforts

The State Department is currently working on an IT strategic workforce plan to address recruitment and retention issues, according to comments included in a recent oversight report.

It could soon get even easier for feds to qualify for student loan forgiveness

The Education Department has proposed a package of regulatory reforms aimed at making loan forgiveness programs more accessible.

CFPB expands technologist hiring program

A top agency official says the agency needs more technologists to help it achieve its core mission.

Right-wing activist tees up successor to Schedule F

Christopher Rufo, an instigator of culture war battles over critical race theory, wants to "centralize ideological control" of federal agencies within the Office of Management and Budget in the next Republican administration.

Enforcement of Biden's federal employee COVID-19 vaccine mandate is delayed—again

A federal appeals court will rehear the case this fall in front of its full panel of its judges.

Budding spies might not get weeded out for past drug use

Activists say this would be a practical step to help ensure all the best candidates are getting considered for intelligence jobs. 

Biden signs bill creating federal cybersecurity rotational program

Certain cyber and IT federal employees will be able to rotate to other agencies under a new law signed Tuesday.

DHS is making ‘significant reforms’ to the employee discipline process

This comes after an outside oversight group alleged wrongdoing in the inspector general office, which the IG contests.

Digital Corps launches with 41 fellows across 13 agencies

The program, run out of the General Services Administration, is meant to help government woo early-career tech talent.

TSP participants bemoan bumpy recordkeeper transition

Federal employees and retirees have reported problems with setting up new accounts for online access to the federal government’s 401(k)-style retirement savings program, and the agency’s call center has been deluged.

White House internships will soon be paid

The move comes as part of an administration-wide push to improve the recruitment of young federal workers.