Michael Wald is an independent economics analyst and writer based in the Atlanta area. He specializes in topics related to business, labor, and human resources. Prior to his retirement from the U.S. Department of Labor, he served as the agency’s Southeast Regional Director of Public Affairs and Southeast Regional Economist.
Federal employees at the Department of Labor are circulating a letter asking for a vote against President Trump’s nominee for Labor Secretary. The author says that these employees could be potentially jeopardizing their careers in the process.
With its 20-year history of civil service reform, Georgia provides insights into how federal civil service may change under the Trump administration.
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson addressed State Department workers during his first visit to the Department, however many of his remarks apply to all federal employees.
A large group of House Democrats recently sent a letter to President-elect Donald Trump asking that he reconsider plans to impose a federal hiring freeze upon taking office on January 20.
The Congressional Budget Office has published a list of 115 ways to reduce the federal deficit in the coming years. The author points out that the options which target the federal workforce generally offer smaller deficit reductions than other items on the list.
Many federal employees are facing steep hikes in their long term care insurance premiums. The National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association provided suggestions at a Congressional hearing for ways to address the situation.
The National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association is working to raise funds to help with the effort to eliminate Alzheimer’s.
The Senior Executives Association has issued “A Handbook for Political Appointees” designed to answer questions and help Trump administration political appointees adjust to their new positions. The release of the handbook comes during a presidential transition that may be more challenging for political appointees than in years past.