• State Department Hiring Freeze Had Broad, Significant Impacts, OIG Found

    State Department Hiring Freeze Had Broad, Significant Impacts, OIG Found

    The State Department’s Office of the Inspector General (OIG) released a report this month assessing the impact of a hiring freeze within the department. The report found the freeze to have wide ranging negative impacts, particularly on the Trump administration's long term reform goals. The challenges continued after the freeze was lifted.

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Cobert Pushes Feds to Challenge Unconscious Bias in Fed Workforce

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Acting Director at the Office of Personnel Management (OPM), Beth Cobert, recently spoke at OPM’s diversity and inclusion summit urging federal officials to confront unconscious bias in the hiring and promotions process.

OPM Directs Agencies to Close Skills Gaps

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The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) recently issued a letter to the federal HR community, directing chief human capital officers (CHCOs) to identify how to close the skills gaps in mission-critical jobs.

OPM Encourages Telework During Extreme Heat

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Last week, the Office of Personnel Management’s Acting Director, Beth Cobert, issued a memo reminding agencies they can permit employees to telework during the excessive heat wave hitting the country, and to ‘be proactive in protecting the health and well‑being of our employees.’

OPM Lands CIO from the Pentagon

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The Defense Department’s Principal Deputy CIO, David DeVries, is leaving the Pentagon to run OPM’s IT department.

Virginia House Members Seek Answer to FLTCIP Increase

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In a letter issued last week to Beth Cobert, the Acting Director of the Office of Personnel Management (OPM), Representatives Don Beyer (D-VA) and Gerry Connolly (D-VA) demanded answers regarding the recent increase in premiums for enrollees in the Federal Long-Term Care Insurance Program (FLTCIP).

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