Workforce

Lawmakers propose a federal reserve corps for digital talent

The bipartisan legislation seeks to address the government’s tech and cyber needs by enabling industry professionals to bring their skills and experience to the federal level.

Feds mull changes to cannabis questions on vetting forms

A plan to modernize intake forms for candidates for government service could include revisions to the type of questions asked about marijuana use.

Federal health plan could be spending $1B a year on ineligible dependents, GAO says

A new report found that OPM lacks a process for identifying and removing ineligible members from the Federal Employees Health Benefits program, possibly costing the government $1 billion in improper payments a year.

EEOC on the lookout for tech-fueled employment bias

The employment rights enforcement agency announced plans to crack down violations of anti-discrimination rules stemming from the use of AI and algorithmic decision-making software.

What should the government do in 2023 to fill its cyber workforce shortage?

The threat of cyberattacks makes filling these positions critical, experts say.

Here’s what still needs to happen for feds to get their 2023 pay raise

Although there’s only a month left in the year, there are still a number of things that must be done to finalize an average 4.6% pay hike for civilian federal workers in January.

DOD wants cyber apprenticeships for contractors, but acquisition regs may remain an obstacle

DOD officials say contractors should increase the use of registered cyber apprenticeships, but some companies argue that federal contract requirements often lock them into education and experience prerequisites.

CISA hires its first 'chief people officer'

NASA's Elizabeth Kolmstetter will be charged with aligning talent recruitment efforts at the cybersecurity agency during an increasingly tight labor market.

Early chief innovation officers define the role for government

Though few agencies have the position, two of the government’s chief innovation officers see a need for every part of government to innovate.

Contractors, stakeholders offer wish lists for cyber workforce strategy

A rare White House RFI solicited frank discussion from industry on the pain points on cyber workforce recruitment for both the government and federal contractors. 

GSA establishes new legal division for technology services

The agency is seeking legal talent to help advise tech-focused offices.

OPM finalizes rules rescinding provisions of Trump’s firing executive order

The new regulations follow through on a 2021 executive order signed by President Biden rescinding several of the Trump administration’s personnel policies.

Some agencies aren't fulfilling Biden's promise to give feds time off to vote

Agencies are exploiting loopholes or issuing restrictive policies, confounding staff.

OPM's Ahuja gets an earful from agencies over enhanced pay for cyber talent

The Director of the Office of Personnel Management is navigating the intense competition among federal agencies for in-demand cybersecurity workers.