The attrition rate at VBA for certain employees is about 17 percent. GAO recommends collecting data and analyzing why this is occurring.
The federal HR system is broken says GAO and supports changes, including pay-for-performance and pay banding if key elements are in place to support these new systems.
Pay for performance plan proposed for federal employees. It isn’t likely to survive when it comes up against the Washington establishment that resists controversial change.
An agency official was tripped up by an allegation of violation of Federal ethics rules and regulations.
Our readers provided us with insightful feedback in response to a recent article on getting a government job. It seems many federal employees agree that the federal hiring system is in need of reform.
While the government has been taking steps in the right direction to recruit new applicants, the application process still falls short in several areas. This is the story of one applicant’s experience with the federal job search.
Unions can be excluded from representing employees at TSA. Authority of the President to exclude employees from union representation is the crux of the dispute over the Homeland Security Dept. Will President exercise that authority at TSA?
Political battle arises over the creation of the Department of Homeland Security but this recent decision from the FLRA may give the Administration ammunition in its argument that the current program isn’t efficient or effective.
The Fraternal Order of Police has significant influence in the Bush Administration.
Federal employee unions gave big bucks to the Democrats in previous elections. Now that a Republican occupies the White House, it isn’t surprising that they don’t have much influence.