OPM just released the results from the 2004 Federal Human Capital Survey, which reveals that feds think the work they do is important, but that excellent performance is not recognized and poor performers aren’t dealt with.
OPM is issuing new regulations designed to significantly enhance the federal government’s recruitment, relocation and retention payment authorities.
GAO praised the administration’s implementatio of the President’s Management Agenda and the subsequent results – but cautioned there is still much to be done.
A recent hearing was held to discuss use of flexibilities in the federal government.
Change comes slowly to a large, bureaucratic organization. The proposed changes to the civil service structure in DoD are no exception. The public relations battle is just the first round.
Liberal leave has been granted to federal workers who wish to observe services for the Pope.
OPM announces plans to make veterans’ preference available to more veterans
The MSPB says there is confusion in court decisions as to when it can accept a case in certain types of cases and invites the court to resolve the confusion. A dissenting opinion concludes there is no confusion.
The new personnel system for the Department of Defense will look much different and result in much less participation by unions in day-to-day affairs of the agency
The new labor relations program going into place in the Department of Homeland Security is a major change from the structure in the Civil Service Reform Act of 1978 and, in many ways, resembles the Executive Orders of the 1960’s.