CIO Briefing

OPM Nominee Defends Tenure at Labor Authority, Commits to Working with Lawmakers on GSA Merger

Dale Cabaniss dismissed her record-low employee morale scores at FLRA as backlash to efforts to make the agency “more fair” and effective.

Cybersecurity

GAO: GSA Must Do More on Cybersecurity, Property Management

A federal watchdog agency’s reminder on outstanding recommendations comes as the Trump administration pushes for the agency to take on new responsibilities.

CIO Briefing

House Democrats Recommend Zero Money for OPM Reorganization

House Oversight Committee Democrats urged appropriators to effectively block an effort to merge the Office of Personnel Management with the General Services Administration.

CIO Briefing

OPM Looks to Expand Pilot Programs That Teach Federal Employees New Skills

New pay study will be "additive," not replace existing compensation comparison efforts, acting director says.

CIO Briefing

Bill Would Ban Federal Contractors From Asking About Criminal History Early in Job Application Process

Legislation would codify delaying when federal hiring officials inquire about candidates’ criminal records, and apply the requirement to contractors as well.

CIO Briefing

Trump Taps Former Labor Board Chairwoman to Lead OPM

Dale Cabaniss previously led the Federal Labor Relations Authority and spent more than 20 years overseeing civil service issues in the Senate.

CIO Briefing

Lawmaker Reintroduces Bill to Boost Morale at Homeland Security

Similar legislation to improve engagement at the troubled department passed the House in 2017.

CIO Briefing

Study: Federal Workforce Is on the Verge of Catastrophe

Without a significant overhaul, agencies may fail to provide adequate services when they are needed most, researchers found.

CIO Briefing

The Various Plans to Avert Future Government Shutdowns

Lawmakers have a lot of ideas to keep the government running, aside from passing spending bills on time.

CIO Briefing

House Approves Spending Bill With 1.9 Percent Civilian Pay Raise in Latest Attempt to Reopen Government

Measure is the first of four the House plans to take up; President Trump walked out of a meeting with congressional leadership Wednesday after Democrats declined to support his $5.7 billion border wall funding demand.

CIO Briefing

House Approves Spending Bill With Wall Funding, Shutdown Prospects Remain Murky

Senate Democrats have vowed to block the measure, leaving little time for new negotiations.

CIO Briefing

Trump Says He Won’t Sign Spending Bill, Heightening Shutdown Fears

Office of Management and Budget has instructed agencies to begin informing employees of whether they will be furloughed.

CIO Briefing

NASA Continues Its Reign Atop Best Places to Work in Government

Partnership for Public Service notes “sharp drop” in several factors affecting federal employee satisfaction.

CIO Briefing

Agencies That Cut Telework Took a Beating in Annual Employee Survey

Drops in employee happiness corresponded with shifts in opinions on the agencies' telework policies.

CIO Briefing

Republicans Claim Deal on Federal Pay Raise, But Democrats Object to Terms

The preliminary agreement for a 1.9 percent pay boost runs counter to President Trump's recommendation for a pay freeze and faces Democratic opposition over other policy provisions.

CIO Briefing

Senate Approves Spending Package with Pay Raise, Setting Up Fight With House

Trump told Rush Limbaugh on Wednesday a government shutdown would be "a great campaign issue," further complicating the prospects for a spending bill.