Management

The latest news on program and project management policies and best practices, HR developments, budgets and pay and benefits -- everything you need to know about federal operations.

Federal contract workers deserve better pay, Congress can help
Today, the federal contract workers who are arguably struggling the most are those employed by companies operating under the Service Contract Act. These “blended federal workforce” employees typically consist of individuals from low-income communities – often women of color – performing work such as housekeeping.
US must prepare for proliferation of cyber warfare
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.
Is Juneteenth a federal holiday?
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.
Foreign Service applicants sit for updated exam amid subjectivity concerns
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.
Majority of federal departments fail to achieve disability hiring goal
The report showed that of the 15 departments, 53.3% failed to meet the PWD hiring target and 60% failed to achieve the PWTD goal. When broken down by department subcomponents, the trend worsens with two-thirds of those surveyed failing to achieve either hiring goal in the same year.
Is Easter a federal holiday?
Traditionally, the president observes the date with an annual Easter egg roll for children on the White House lawn.
Is Good Friday a federal holiday?
Every year, federal workers ask if Good Friday — which in 2022 falls on Friday, April 15 — will be a holiday. Here's the answer.
Biden requests $773 billion for Pentagon, a 4% boost
Defense Department spending would see a 4% increase in fiscal 2023 under a plan released by the White House, significantly above what administration officials wanted last year but likely not enough to satisfy congressional Republicans.
The U.S. Postal Service's Next Generation Delivery Vehicle. (USPS)
House Dems seek probe of USPS plan for new mail truck fleet
The plan largely ignores White House calls to replenish the mail-service fleet with electric vehicles and has drawn sharp criticism from the Biden administration, Democratic lawmakers and environmentalists, who say it falls far short of President Joe Biden’s goals to address climate change.
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