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House Committee Hearing Scrutinizes Use of Official Time at VA

By on February 17, 2017 in Human Resources with 0 Comments

Does the use of official time at the VA improve veterans’ care, and how much official time is actually used by employees? A recent House Committee hearing sought to find answers to these questions.

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Legislation Aims to Stop Political ‘Burrowing’

By on February 17, 2017 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
Legislation Aims to Stop Political ‘Burrowing’

A recently introduced House bill aims to end the practice of “burrowing” by political appointees into senior-level civil service positions.

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Want to Take on the Trump Administration? These Congressmen Have Released a Guide to Help You

By on February 16, 2017 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
Want to Take on the Trump Administration? These Congressmen Have Released a Guide to Help You

Two Congressmen have released a guide for federal employees which they say helps to foster a “safe and responsible disclosure of information” to fight back against a “communications blackout” they say has been employed by the Trump administration.

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Leaking Information, Federal Employees and Political Ideology

By on February 16, 2017 in Agency News, Human Resources with 0 Comments
Leaking Information, Federal Employees and Political Ideology

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?

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Legislation Introduced to Exempt Veterans From Hiring Freeze

By on February 16, 2017 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
Legislation Introduced to Exempt Veterans From Hiring Freeze

Legislation has been introduced in the House which would exempt veterans from the federal hiring freeze.

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OPM Releases Additional Hiring Freeze Guidance

By on February 13, 2017 in Human Resources, Q&A with 0 Comments

The Office of Personnel Management has provided an extensive list of questions and answers with additional guidance about the hiring freeze.

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Trump’s Cabinet Won’t Succeed By Ignoring Federal Employees

on February 13, 2017 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
The author says that for new cabinet members to be successful, they need to listen to what employees in their agencies have to say.

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Why Protect Only Law Enforcement Employees?

By on February 12, 2017 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
Why Protect Only Law Enforcement Employees?

President Trump’s new Executive Order focuses on preventing violence against law enforcement officers, but leaves out other government employees.

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Will Federal Employees Work for a President They Disagree With?

on February 10, 2017 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
Researchers analyzed data to see what impact a presidential election has on turnover within the federal workforce. Their primary question: how much turnover is normal when a new administration takes office?

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Cutting the Federal Workforce Is Harder Than It Sounds

By on February 9, 2017 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
Cutting the Federal Workforce Is Harder Than It Sounds

The Trump administration has said it wants to make cuts to the overall size of the federal workforce, however, the author says that that this may be harder to do than it would seem on the surface.

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