• Congress Considers Continuing Resolution to Avoid Potential Shutdown

    Congress Considers Continuing Resolution to Avoid Potential Shutdown

    A group of lawmakers wrote the White House last week urging against the use of a continuing resolution (CR) to fund the government for FY2020. The CR option has been floated in recent weeks due to Congress’ inability to agree on spending proposals, which has increased fears of a looming government shutdown. While some have already proposed a CR as a possible solution to appropriations battles, others fear the impact a CR will have on military readiness.

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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.

Senator Seeks GAO Review of Whistleblower Protection Agency

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The Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs (HSGAC) Committee Chairman, Ron Johnson (R-WI), sent a letter to the Government Accountability Office (GAO) requesting an in-depth examination of the Office of Special Counsel’s (OSC) procedures and oversight mechanisms.

The Costs & Benefits of Telework for Feds

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Over 1 million federal employees are eligible for utilize telework capabilities, but what are the costs and benefits of this option for the federal agencies they work in?

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