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What’s Behind the OPM-GSA Merger

As a concerted effort, the Trump Administration’s plan to merge the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) and the General Services Administration’s (GSA) will work together to modernize IT systems and technology. This merger is an attempt to overhaul antiquated processes and convert legacy systems into... [+] Read More

IT Modernization strategy

5 Strategies to Increase Productivity Through IT Modernization

The federal government is making strides to modernize Federal IT. The IT modernization strategy will enhance mission effectiveness and reduce cyber risks. Through a series of complementary initiatives, a sustainable change in federal technology will drive deployment, security, and service delivery.  A sound IT modernization... [+] Read More

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Shared Services Government: A Blueprint for Sustainability

Until now, the federal governments’ approach to common support functions like human resources, financial management, travel, grants management, and cybersecurity have resulted in massive duplication of energy and effort. Earlier this year, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) issued a shared services policy to... [+] Read More

Cyber Workforce Gap

Navigating the Cyber Workforce Gap

The federal workforce may fall short when it comes to a strong cybersecurity workforce. Not only are they faced with the challenge of hiring and retaining a cyber workforce, many educational programs fall short on the demand for cybersecurity expertise. The government is working to... [+] Read More

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A Strong Merit Promotion Process Builds a Strong Federal Workforce

The federal workforce’s key role is to provide quality service to the public. The merit system is a way to hire and promote personnel who exemplify honesty, efficiency, and productivity. When employees take pride in their work, organizations and agencies reap the rewards with the... [+] Read More

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Helping Agencies Navigate Schedule A Federal Employee Requirements

The federal government is the nation’s largest employer and provides employment opportunities for people with disabilities. To live up to the reputation of a model employer, it is imperative for agencies to improve efforts to recruit, hire, retain, and promote employees with disabilities. Each year,... [+] Read More

federal government onboarding process

What is the Federal Government Onboarding Process?

The federal government onboarding process is designed to welcome new employees in a comfortable and productive manner. Orientation programs assist employees to establish and understand the role in which they were hired to fulfill. As part of the introduction, new hires learn the aspects of... [+] Read More

7 Elements for a Successful Team

The goal of any team is to work as a cohesive unit to achieve a common goal. The elements for a successful team promote teamwork that can give any company an advantage for success. Leadership should promote the concept of teams to ensure the company... [+] Read More

How ADA Shapes the Federal Workplace: Growing Strong Teams through Diverse Employees

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) provides a legal structure for people with disabilities to challenge discrimination. The laws assure equality of opportunity, complete participation, independent living, and economic sustainability for all individuals with disabilities. Passed on July 26, 1990, the ADA symbolizes bipartisan support... [+] Read More

Employee Engagement Activities to Improve the Hiring Process

Employee engagement starts with a strategic plan. Start by envisioning your staff as real people with aspirations, challenges, and accomplishments at home as well as the workplace. Employee engagement activities should reflect things that matter to the company and to the employee. Employees feel respected... [+] Read More

The Role of Merit Promotion in Your Hiring Strategy

Employers use merit promotions to advance staff who have met and exceeded expectations. A merit promotion is determined by work experience, education, skill set, and proficiency. The federal government’s civil service system is a good example of a promotion system that is determined by specific... [+] Read More

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