The 1978 Civil Service Reform Act affects the working lives of federal employees every day. It codified merit systems principles and created a framework to resolve disputes involving them—a structure that remains in place and continues to benefit federal employees like you. Here’s an introduction to the law.
Posts Tagged: Civil Service
Why do government systems fail? That is essentially the question raised by MSNBC Morning Joe host Joe Scarborough following word that IRS data got hacked. MSNBC’s Morning Joe on government IT problems The short but exceedingly provocative discussion that followed spurred me to think: How would I answer that question? What are the big obstacles… Read more »
70 percent of federal employees do not believe promotions in their work unit are based on merit, and only 43 percent of employees surveyed feel as though they are recognized for doing a good job. Those dire numbers are highlights from the latest Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey. And worst of all? Only 26 percent of… Read more »
On Sunday, Tom Shoop of GovExec’s Fedblog reported that President Obama’s Chief Performance Officer, Jeffrey Zients, will lead the government reorganization effort announced during last week’s State of the Union address. I don’t know about you, but I was ecstatic to see Civil Service reform get a high-profile nod during the address. (Full disclosure: I… Read more »
Image by brothergrimm via Flickr The Tories (UK Conservative Party) are very reluctant to spell out much about the policies this far in advance of a likely general election. As a result they keep sending out mixed signals on what they will actually do if elected, which are usually not picked up in the press…. Read more »