Three main takeaways from the first-of-its-kind government job fair held in Silver Spring on Nov. 6.
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The first-of-its-kind hiring fair brought together more than 1,800 job seekers from 40 states, and hiring managers from 33 federal agencies. The ultimate goal is to fill 500 IT and cybersecurity positions governmentwide.
The common perception is that, as a group, federal managers tend to be risk-averse. However, new research based on data from the annual federal employee viewpoint survey concludes that the answer is: it depends.
OPM has yet to receive any agency requests since the administration detailed its plan for reforming the federal government in April. But the agency is taking steps to streamline and speed the approval process for VERA/VSIP authority.
In an April 12 memo marking the end of the hiring freeze, the White House laid out a “comprehensive plan for reforming the federal government and reducing the civilian workforce.” Here’s what federal employees need to know.
It’s starting to get to that time where reflection of the past year becomes a daily habit. We think about what went well, the mistakes we made, and what we could do better in the next year. And while there were a lot of downfalls this last year, there were also a lot of improvements… Read more »
According to the Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey, 65 percent of employees said they are engaged at their workplace, compared with 64 percent last year. Even the Department of Homeland Security saw improved engagement scores after six straight years on the decline.
Plans include providing more rotational job opportunities in and outside of government and creating a cyber track for the Presidential Management Fellows program.
In the aftermath of a massive security breach and the resignation of its director, the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) has taken 2016 as an opportunity to re-evaluate internal processes and strengthen its cybersecurity defenses. As part of those efforts, OPM appointed Clifton Triplett as Senior Cyber and Information Technology Adviser.
For years we’ve heard about the cybersecurity skills gap in government, but just how big is it? How many cyber pros are in government and what skills do they lack? We posed these and other questions to the Office of Personnel Management to find out.