In an effort to grow the department’s civilian workforce, Republican lawmakers have introduced a bill to treat non-permanent employees as career workers when applying for internal, merit-based promotions at the Department of Defense.
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In an email to staff, IRS Commissioner John Koskinen cited the expiration of a 1998 statute as the reason for the departure of IRS Chief Technology Officer, Terry Milholland.
Three Democratic Congress members sent a letter this week suggesting the government borrow private-sector practices to improve federal hiring and training in order to bolster the cybersecurity workforce.
Last week, Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-MD), ranking member of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, and 50 other House members issued a letter to the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) regarding “fair chance hiring” in government and to continue to ease hiring for formerly-incarcerated individuals.
Following reports that several military bases have had to shut down childcare programs due to the hiring freeze, two Republicans on the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee (OGR) sent a letter requesting an exemption from the freeze.
In instances where a federal job applicant’s clean criminal history record is essential, agencies are able to request an applicant’s criminal or adverse credit history, according to recent guidance released by the Office of Personnel Management (OPM).
The financial workforce at the Pentagon are strained by doing more with less, budget cuts, and the pressure to meet auditability requirements by next year, according to the 13th Annual Survey of Defense Financial Management Executives.
Members of the Democratic leadership in the Senate are urging Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) to carefully consider what will be included in the essential government funding bill that must pass next month, warning that they would shut down the government if any “poison pills” – such as funding for the proposed border wall – are included.
The intelligence community (IC) is turning to unique, high-tech methods of recruiting in hopes of reaching a wider and younger talent pool.
Although it insists it has no interest in holding up the program, a federal labor union is concerned with how the Department of Defense is rolling out its new performance rating system for civilian employees and is working to delay the release.
The federal government announced plans today to hire 3,500 cybersecurity and IT professionals by January 2017, building on the 3,000 it’s already hired in the first six months of fiscal 2016.