Workforce

Senate Votes to Punt Debt Crisis to December After Lawmakers Strike Deal

Congressional leaders have yet to spell out how they will avoid potential delayed paychecks for feds in the long term.

Students Can Now Earn up to $72,000 Annually, Federal HR Director Says

OPM Director Kiran Ahuja said the federal government is looking to overhaul internships, telling students “we need more of you and your colleagues coming into the federal government.”

Employers Have Been Offering the Wrong Office Amenities

Workplaces need fresh air, not foosball tables and coffee bars.

DOD Now Continuously Monitoring Clearance Holders’ Credit and Criminal Records

The long-awaited change to the background investigations process will flag concerning information for further investigation.

A Profession Is Not a Personality

Reducing yourself to any single characteristic, whether it be your title or your job performance, is a deeply damaging act.

NASA’s Planning a New Initiative to Train People How to Make Use of Its Space Data

A NASA initiative aims to teach the public how to effectively use open-source tools and software to answer data-centered questions on their own.

Federal Contractors Must Show Proof of COVID-19 Vaccination by December 8

Companies doing business with the federal government must name a person to coordinate implementation and compliance with the vaccine mandate for covered employees.  

Government Leadership at its Best: Meet the 2021 Teddy Award Winners

From introducing autonomous vehicles in the national parks to defending space, these leaders exemplify excellence.

Learn to Use Data or Risk Dying in Battle, New Army Project Teaches

Project Ridgway pushes soldiers to use—and even create—the artificial-intelligence tools that will confer military advantage.

What Federal Employees Should Know About Their Pay If There Is a Shutdown at the End of This Month

Unlike previous closures, furloughed workers would be guaranteed retroactive compensation once government reopens. 

The Best and Worst Places to Work in America

A nationwide ranking from a nonprofit group factors in state policies related to wages and worker protections.

Union Supports Revised Civilian Cyber Reserve Program 

But the American Federation of Government Employees is still adamantly against the creation of a civilian National Digital Reserve Corps.

Survey: 58% of Government Employees Support Vaccine Mandates

But 11% of government employees said they would strongly consider leaving their jobs if forced to vaccinate.  

Biden Administration Details Who Is Covered By the Federal Employee Vaccine Mandate, Exemptions and Discipline

Update released Thursday notes that the requirement holds for all federal employees regardless of whether they are working in the office. 

Union Wants Civilian Cyber Reserve Proposal Dropped from Defense Bill

The American Federation of Government Employees says private-sector stake in the provision is based on companies seeking a competitive advantage.