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Sheila Conley, deputy assistant secretary and deputy chief financial officer at the Department of Health and Human Services, is one of 50 new fellows for the National Academy of Public Administration. Ms. Conley is also one of the newest SEA Board Members.
The Office of Personnel Management promised a major rewrite of the policies and procedures that govern federal human resources more than three years ago. That new policy is almost ready.
Government agencies are using social media to directly engage with broad audiences, and they believe that greater access to the more interesting aspects of government work can reach new audiences and recruit the next-generation workforce.
Federal chief financial officers are afraid of the changes that come with a new administration, but Office of Management and Budget Controller David Mader says there’s no reason to be scared.
Homeland Security Department leaders have testified at 208 hearings since the start of the 114th Congress.
A highly anticipated congressional hearing Wednesday on the huge premium hikes for federal long-term care insurance enrollees offered these takeaways:
SEA Member Bob Gilson discusses civil service reform obstacles in this month's Managers Corner article.
Federal agencies are rushing out a final volley of executive actions in the last two months of Barack Obama’s presidency, despite warnings from Republicans in Congress and the reality that Donald Trump will have the power to erase much of their handiwork after Jan. 20.
In the presence of an overflow crowd of more than 200 colleagues, friends, and family, on October 28 at Arlington's Women in Military Service for America Memorial, the U.S. Air Force honored SEA Board member Robert "Bob" E. Corsi, Jr. on the occasion of his retirement.
Anita Breckenridge (The White House), Andrew Mayock (OMB/Agency Transition Directors Council), and Tim Horne (Federal Transition Coordinator/ATDC) discuss their transition work.
SEA President Writes Senators Regarding “CR Hell,” Concern with Inclusion of VA Whistleblower Provision
In a September 27 letter, SEA President Bill Valdez wrote to all Senators expressing dismay “in the strongest terms possible” at the continued failure of Congress to fulfill its constitutional duty to pass a budget, noting the onerous imposition that continued preparation for each Continued Resolution (CR) has on agencies.
A September 21 memo from OPM announced the issuance of the web-based survey.
OPM Memo Announces Free Training to Combat Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault, and Stalking in the Workplace
A joint September 14 memo from OPM and DOJ announces release of the online-course.
The winners and finalists for the Partnership for Public Service’s 2016 Samuel J. Heyman Service to America medals (also known as the Sammies) were honored at a black-tie event on September 20, and two of those honored were members.
OPM announced on September 28 that federal employees and retirees will pay an average of 6.2% more in 2017 toward their health insurance premiums.
A congressional hearing on the major premium increases is tentatively scheduled for after the election, according to a House Democratic aide.
In the historically male-dominated workplace, female staffers have joined together to amplify their voices.
Senator Mike Enzi (R-WY) has submitted reform proposals in an attempt to eliminate Congress’ frequent reliance on continuing resolutions to settle budget stalemates.