• OPM Encourages Leaders to Question Progressive Discipline Model

    OPM Encourages Leaders to Question Progressive Discipline Model

    In a memo to agencies and a guidance posted last week, the Office of Personnel Management is encouraging agencies to step away from progressive penalties and tables of penalties in deciding what disciplinary action to take against employees. The guidance was issued to assist in the implementation of White House Executive Order 13839, which pushed agencies to promote greater accountability in their offices.

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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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