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SES & the Presidential Transition: Implementation Actions to Drive Immediate & Lasting Government Transformation
This article proposes a process by which the new Administration can immediately, effectively, and efficiently leverage one of America’s most capable and in-place management and leadership entities, our tested and dedicated career Senior Executive Service (SES) and other executive leaders.
Lots of federal processes are inefficient and wasteful, but many others have become more efficient and effective over time. We need a competition to highlight the best so they can spread.
Federal obsession with innovation is rampant.
Federal agencies without tech-savvy senior leadership will not succeed in carrying out their missions, warned outgoing Office of Management and Budget Director Shaun Donovan in his White House exit memo.
It appears that a lot of successful American businesspeople and some former high ranking military leaders will get a shot at running the American government in the next administration. President-Elect Donald Trump, thus far, has sent some signals in naming his proposed appointees. What are these signals and are we reading them right?
Agency discretionary budgets saw a drop in new money by about 12 percent between 2010 and 2015.
The past eight years of new hiring initiatives, workplace flexibility programs and security clearance reforms from the Office of Personnel Management have put the pieces in place for a more modern government personnel system, the agency said as it looked back on its accomplishments during the Obama administration.
The congressman who leads oversight of the federal workforce promised on Monday to bring sweeping reforms to federal employees’ retirement benefits, job security and even the location of their offices.
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.
The Office of Government Ethics recently updated “conflict of interest” standards for government officials searching for non-government employment.
In the 20th straight year that Congress has failed to pass all routine spending bills by the end of the fiscal year, members of Congress are spending more time fundraising than ever.