Human Resources

Should Federal Employees Have to Provide Hair Samples for Their Drug Tests?

September 17, 2020 2:47 PM
Should Federal Employees Have to Provide Hair Samples for Their Drug Tests?

HHS has issued proposed drug testing guidelines for federal employees that include testing hair samples.

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Who Decides What is An Effective and Efficient Government?

September 12, 2020 12:37 PM
Who Decides What is An Effective and Efficient Government?

The author says that official time represents an issue of who gets to decide what constitutes an effective and efficient government.

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Presidential Transition Notebook: Take Dismantling OPM Off the Table

September 11, 2020 10:52 AM
Presidential Transition Notebook: Take Dismantling OPM Off the Table

The author shares his analysis of proposed recommendations for reforming the Office of Personnel Management under a new administration.

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FEVS Coming September 14

September 9, 2020 5:42 PM
FEVS Coming September 14

After some delays, the 2020 Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey finally has a set launch date.

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Is This the End of Face to Face Bargaining?

September 4, 2020 9:38 AM
Is This the End of Face to Face Bargaining?

Will COVID-19 force the way traditional collective bargaining has been conducted to change?

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Report: Agencies Can Take Their Own Actions to Improve Hiring

August 27, 2020 8:25 AM
Report: Agencies Can Take Their Own Actions to Improve Hiring

A new report says that although the federal government has a cumbersome hiring process that needs revamping, agencies can take their own actions to make bolster recruiting.

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COVID-Related Financial Considerations and Your Security Clearance

COVID-Related Financial Considerations and Your Security Clearance

Financial difficulties brought about by the COVID-19 coronavirus could threaten your security clearance.

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Hatch Act Not a Bar for Acceptance Speech at White House

August 13, 2020 7:03 PM
Hatch Act Not a Bar for Acceptance Speech at White House

The Office of Special Counsel says President Trump can make acceptance speech at the White House, with restrictions.

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Senators Introduce a Second Bill in Push to Expand Telework

August 12, 2020 11:56 AM
Senators Introduce a Second Bill in Push to Expand Telework

Three Senators are making a second legislative push to expand telework for federal employees during the coronavirus pandemic.

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OPM Releases Supplementary Materials for Upcoming Paid Parental Leave Benefit

August 11, 2020 12:39 PM

OPM has released some additional guidance documents about the new paid parental leave benefit.

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