Federal Workforce News and Analysis
News and analysis covering reforms in the government workforce and how federal agencies are adapting human capital around digital modernization. The implementation of new technologies has changed the way the U.S. government recruits and organizes its workforce, and has encouraged a newfound focus on drawing tech-minded talent from the private sector. This has included a focus on culture changes across major federal agencies as well, as leadership evaluates ways to make their most innovative departments more appealing to younger workers with experience in more informal private sector environments.
The MISSION Act led to improved reporting of staffing and vacancy data at the agency.
Improving acquisition means enabling the agency to better serve its national security mission.
New telework challenges present opportunities for long-term improvements.
Recently implemented telework measures are allowing the agency to focus on the Cerner transition despite challenges in pandemic.
Cloud-based HR solutions are especially important to maintain workforce across government during telework.
Overhauling how government communicates remotely doesn't have to affect security.
The agency appears to be allocating additional resources to both internal efforts and the national response as well.
As agencies prepare for mass telework, clear communication and an eye on security will minimize stress on employees.
Federal tech executives tout knowledge sharing and organizational reforms crucial for enabling remote work.
Organizations are transitioning to remote work in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Agencies need a robust, ready workforce to take on top IT challenges and goals of the new decade.
The agency is considering human-centered design in its solutions that cut down manual labor and time.
Key topics include election security, workforce and building public trust.
Role models are important to furthering the IT and tech workforce.
A working group's recommendations for artificial intelligence can propel biomedical research.
Information-sharing and defending health care from threats are some security initiatives at the agency.
Although emerging technologies can benefit the economy, experts argue for diverse solutions to protect workers.
Changes among agency management may be a precursor for better utilizing talent from private industry.
The agency’s human capital managers see greater employee morale and new recruitment as essential to services.