The recent data breaches have put the Office of Personnel Management into a deep hole. The author looks at some deliberate steps he says OPM must take to begin resolving its current predicament and eventually emerge as a better and more effective agency.
With recent hacking of federal government computers on a massive scale, it is apparent federal agencies are struggling to compete for talent in Cybersecurity and Digital Services. Is government going to be able to compete for this talent pool?
The author says that a lot of headlines about the pay of the federal workforce are intentionally misleading, and in some cases, outright falsehoods.
The author says there are a number of good reasons to reform the General Schedule pay system. He offers some detail on why he believes this to be so.
More than 1.4 million employees are covered by the General Schedule. Another 30K are covered by pay plans that tie their pay directly to GS rates. Should the GS system be replaced?