In September, business leaders, human capital experts and federal leaders gathered for a White House symposium to discuss human resources issues surrounding the President's Management Agenda. One core idea from the discussion and its associated report was that any changes made to the federal workplace should take the employee experience into account as much as business needs.
Federal, state and local agencies will be working harder to fight fraud now that "Program Integrity: The Antifraud Playbook," a program developed by the Bureau of the Fiscal Service and the Chief Financial Officers Council, has been released. The playbook is meant to help agencies meet the requirements of the Fraud Reduction and Data Analytics Act of 2015 and OMB Circular A-123 -- to reduce money lost to the government through improper payment. It's also part of the "Getting Payments Right" goal of the president's management agenda.
Rob "It's a big federal government agency. It spends a lot of taxpayer dollars. And so, as a general matter, I think the public has a right to know how its funds are being spent," the National Security Agency's inspector general, Rob Storch, told NPR.
Recently, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) sent a memo to agency heads about recruitment for the 2020 decennial census. Employees of other federal agencies are being invited to take on temporary second jobs with the Census Bureau.
In 2012, the Service Women's Action Network (SWAN), an advocacy group for female soldiers, filed a lawsuit challenging a 1994 Pentagon policy barring women from serving in combat roles. That policy kept women from serving in 238,000 positions in the military.