Ralph R. Smith
Ralph Smith has several decades of experience working with federal human resources issues. He has written extensively on a full range of human resources topics in books and newsletters and is a co-founder of two companies and several newsletters on federal human resources. Follow Ralph on Twitter: @RalphSmith47
Under new policy proposals from Department of Homeland Security, up to 15,000 federal employees will be hired as part of a plan to secure U.S. borders and crack down on illegal immigration.
The new EPA administrator wants to restore agency priorities and believes employees should be able to embrace these goals as they benefit our environment.
An investigation into leaking intelligence information surrounding the resignation of national security adviser Michael Flynn has been requested by two House Committees. This begs the question, should federal employees work to oppose President Trump?
What changes are likely to occur to your pay and benefits? These are some proposed changes federal workers might see under a new administration based on what we know today.
A new bill contains one sentence: “The Department of Education shall terminate on December 31, 2018.”
How much time and money are spent at the VA on official time? GAO finds no consistent reporting system.
The Election Assistance Commission (EAC) is targeted for elimination in a new House bill.
With a significant percentage of federal employees indicating they may quit if Donald Trump should be elected, the number of retirement claims should have surged more than usual in January. That did not happen.
The Merit Act of 2017 would make it much easier to fire a federal employee. Here are the details of this recently introduced legislation and what it would mean for the federal workforce.