The Federal Times benefits guide will provide new and longtime federal employees with a single source for understanding their pay, insurance and retirement options. The guide will provide up-to-date information on pay raises, health insurance rates, retirement policy and educational partnerships designed especially for federal employees. Interactive graphics and links to official government documents will ensure that feds have a comprehensive resource to answer questions about their employment.
Juneteenth has been celebrated annually around the country since 1865 when a Union General arrived in Galveston, Texas, and informed the enslaved African Americans that the Confederacy had lost the war and that they were free as per the Emancipation Proclamation, which was inked in 1863.
The Pew Research Center report revealed several benchmarks of public opinion on government efficacy, including the federal response to certain issues and views on politicians. One finding set the tone: “Just 20% say they trust the government in Washington to do the right thing just about always or most of the time.”
In late April, the State Department announced that the Foreign Service Officer Test would no longer serve as a mechanism to cull the ranks of applicants, but rather all applicants would now move forward onto the Qualifications Evaluation Panel and their FSOT score would be factored into the evaluation.
The DoD recovered $13.2 million in six months from private contractors who committed violations in connection with awards, which represents the majority of the money recovered through investigations of allegations initially reported to the DoD Hotline for fraud, waster and abuse.
To build cyber resilience in this heightened threat environment, agencies must work closely with both international counterparts and industry to align on a proactive, global approach to all cyber threats –– not just state-sponsored attacks.