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OPM looks to revise federal employee survey, do away with ambiguous questions

The Office of Personnel Management wants to add more pointed questions and do away with ambiguous ones in its annual Federal Employee View Point Survey.

New SES onboarding process to begin in phased approach at agencies

Office of Personnel Management Director Beth Cobert outlined new guidance for the onboarding of senior executive service personnel in a Feb. 12 memo for federal chief human capital officers.

Obama's budget proposal: 1.6% pay raise for feds, 6 weeks paid parental leave

The fiscal 2017 budget request that President Obama will deliver to Congress next week will include an average 1.6 percent pay raise for federal employees. An employee's actual raise will depend on military or civilian status as well as locality.

CRS: Congress may want to increase its oversight of the federal cybersecurity workforce

There are several executive branch initiatives underway to attract and retain cybersecurity talent in the federal workforce. Few of those programs, however, are mandated to report their progress to Congress.

USAJobs.gov enhancements in the works with focus on resume mining, geographic data

The Office of Personnel Management has completed a handful of tasks as the agency works to improve capabilities on the federal government's central hiring website, USAJobs.gov.

Spotlight: DoD civilian, contractor workforce rebalancing plan lacking, says watchdog

While the department has issued reports, it hasn't fully addressed why it is currently falling short of its statutory obligations to reduce the workforce.

MSPB report highlights inadequate training and development for SES

In a report to the president and Congress, the Merit Systems Protection Board said the government can do much more to foster Senior Executive Service training and development.

Executive Order targets SES hiring, rotations, performance awards

President Barack Obama issued an executive order Dec. 15 that aims to reform the Senior Executive Service by streamlining hiring and onboarding, increasing rotations and raising the spending cap on performance awards to government executives.

OPM looks to update public affairs job classification

The Office of Personnel Management wants subject matter experts at federal agencies to help it revise the classification and qualification standards for the Public Affairs occupational series — a federal job description that has not been updated since its issuance in 1981.

GSA's internal labor market review helps leadership visualize, forecast workforce trends

The General Services Administration is using data science to address its human capital management challenges, said Paul Tsagaroulis, director of GSA's Human Capital Analytics Division.