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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.
‘We Need Safe Spaces to Do Things Differently’ – An Interview with SEA Lifetime Member and FCC CIO Dr. David Bray
The FCC CIO discusses government’s need for change and “change agents,” and previews the 2016 Executive Leadership Conference.
GAO Release Data and Analytics Innovation Report Requested by GAO Comptroller General, Congressional Committees and Members
The report, titled “Data Analytics Innovation: Emerging Opportunities and Challenges,” comes out of a January 2016 GAO-convened forum with participants from industry, government, academia, and nonprofit organizations.
Defense Secretary Ashton Carter’s remarks to the Senate Armed Services Committee expressed great displeasure with the congressional budgeting process.
SEA Corporate Advisory Board member The Motley Fool has recently provided three free podcast series with SEA to share with our members. We encourage you to take advantage of the valuable information provided.
SEA Members Should Have Received Reminder Email with Instructions on Voting in Board of Directors Election
In the early morning on Saturday September 10, all SEA members with up-to-date email addresses should have received an initial email from ElectionsOnline.us with instructions on how to vote for candidates in the 2016 SEA Board of Directors Election. A reminder email was sent on the morning of October 4 to those who have not yet voted.
Congratulations to SEA Board Members Don Bathurst and Bob Corsi, the newly elected Board Chair and Secretary.