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Pay Freeze for Federal Employees in 2019?

By on December 14, 2017 in Agency News, Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
Pay Freeze for Federal Employees in 2019?

A new report based on a leaked whistleblower document says that the Trump administration intends to seek a pay freeze for all civilian federal employees in 2019.

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Hiring Flexibilities May Not Be Enough to Compete For Critical Talent

By on September 25, 2017 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
Hiring Flexibilities May Not Be Enough to Compete For Critical Talent

The author says the federal hiring process is abysmal. He points to recent efforts to hire for cybersecurity positions to highlight problems agencies face as well as their attempted solutions.

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DHS Seeking Help From Other Federal Agencies in Hurricane Response Efforts

on September 14, 2017 in Agency News with 0 Comments
Acting Homeland Security Secretary Elaine Duke has asked other federal agencies to contribute their staff and expertise to the DHS Surge Capacity Force, which has been used to respond to natural disasters and other emergencies such as the hurricanes that battered Texas, Louisiana, and Florida over the last few weeks.

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Foreign Workers: More, Fewer, or No Change?

By on July 18, 2017 in Current Events with 0 Comments
Foreign Workers: More, Fewer, or No Change?

Proposed legislation would allow states to tailor foreign worker visa programs to suit their needs rather than the federal government.

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Can Congress Legislate Morale Improvements?

By on June 27, 2017 in Agency News, Human Resources with 0 Comments
Can Congress Legislate Morale Improvements?

Legislation intended to improve morale at DHS is advancing in Congress. How likely is it that the bill can truly have a positive impact on employee welfare?

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House Passes Bill That Would Establish Employee Awards Program at DHS

By on June 21, 2017 in Agency News with 0 Comments
House Passes Bill That Would Establish Employee Awards Program at DHS

The House has passed legislation that would create a series of new initiatives to improve the morale of DHS employees.

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How Large Agencies Fared Under the 2018 Budget Proposal

By on May 24, 2017 in Agency News with 0 Comments
How Large Agencies Fared Under the 2018 Budget Proposal

The 2018 budget proposal from the White House sets spending priorities for large federal agencies. Here is a summary for some key agencies.

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Trump Administration Proposes Cutting Coast Guard, TSA Budgets to Strengthen Border Security

By on March 8, 2017 in Agency News with 0 Comments
Trump Administration Proposes Cutting Coast Guard, TSA Budgets to Strengthen Border Security

The Trump Administration has proposed cuts to several national defense agencies to raise funds for building a border wall and cracking down on illegal immigration.

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DHS Seeking Bids for Building a Border Wall

By on February 25, 2017 in Agency News with 0 Comments
DHS Seeking Bids for Building a Border Wall

Customs and Border Protection is seeking preliminary proposals for contractors to build several “prototype wall structures” around the U.S./Mexico border.

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DHS Employees Locked Out of Computer Networks

on February 22, 2017 in Agency News with 0 Comments
Some U.S. Department of Homeland Security employees in the Washington area and Philadelphia were unable to access some agency computer networks on Tuesday.

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