Publications

Federal Employees Join the Feds in Motion Challenge in Honor of FEEA’s 35th Anniversary

April 15, 2021

Publication Type: In the News

WASHINGTON, April 15, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — In honor of the Federal Employee Education and Assistance Fund’s (FEEA) 35th Anniversary, federal employees and their families across the U.S. are joining the Feds in Motion Challenge taking place from May 2 to June 5, 2021. The Challenge kicks off Public Service Recognition Week (#PSRW) and is all about moving— walking, running, biking,...

Coronavirus Roundup: Treasury Creates New Office to Oversee Recovery; Despite Challenges, Transition Was Well Executed, Says Nonprofit

April 15, 2021

Publication Type: In the News

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention advisory committee met on Wednesday to review the six cases of rare blood clots possibly linked to the Johnson & Johnson vaccine. After several hours of discussion, the committee declined to take a vote on a recommendation, saying members need more time. Therefore, the pause on administering the vaccine will...

Pandemic Causes Personnel Increase, Shift in Federal Work

April 14, 2021

Publication Type: In the News

The pandemic has resulted in a slight increase in federal jobs and some change in the mix of occupations, with a more pronounced effect at agencies on the front lines, according to an analysis by the Partnership for Public Service.

THE ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY IS CLEANING UP ITS IMAGE

April 14, 2021

Publication Type: In the News

LikeLike many of his colleagues at the Environmental Protection Agency, Justin Chen says he wanted “a job with a purpose.” So in 2015, Chen left his post as an environmental engineer for a consulting firm to take on a similar role at the EPA. “I always wanted to see what it was like to be on...

The Sunday shows are back, baby

April 14, 2021

Publication Type: In the News

As a senator and even as vice president, JOE BIDEN was among the most regular guests on the Sunday shows — the venerable, if not antiquated, mainstays of the political television news circuit. He has appeared on “Meet the Press” alone over 50 times. 

Prioritizing Federal Personnel: Policy Priorities for the Executive and Legislature

April 13, 2021

Publication Type: In the News

On FEDtalk this week, join us for a discussion on elevating the importance of human capital management. Office of Management and Budget Associate Director of Performance and Personnel Management Pam Coleman provides an introductory keynote address on the Biden Administration’s effort to strengthen human capital management in the federal government and revitalize the career federal...

Is the federal workforce due for a big growth spurt?

April 12, 2021

Publication Type: In the News

Every once and while, usually around the start and end of administrations, a debate surfaces about the size of the federal workforce. There are studies. Some make the occasional comment about the workforce being too big or small. But when in doubt, it’s usually a safe assumption that the size of the federal workforce hasn’t...

From drug safety to immigration, Biden leaves key posts unfilled

April 11, 2021

Publication Type: In the News

WASHINGTON — As President Joe Biden approaches his 100th day in office, he has yet to fill a number of key positions throughout the federal government, which former officials and advocacy groups warn could hobble agencies responsible for the influx of migrants at the border to the safety of Covid-19 vaccines.

High number of Trump political appointees sought permanent jobs in final year

April 10, 2021

Publication Type: In the News

The number of political appointees who sought permanent positions in the final year of former President Donald Trump’s term outpaced the number who did so under his predecessor during the same time frame, according to documents obtained by NBC News.

Biden Confronts Border Surge With Immigration Jobs Unfilled

April 8, 2021

Publication Type: In the News

President Joe Biden is confronting an influx of migrants at the southern U.S. border without permanent leaders at key agencies that oversee immigration enforcement and shelters, threatening to hamper the administration’s response to a growing crisis.