EEOC alerts employers to AI discrimination risks

The agency explains how existing civil rights protections apply to artificial intelligence applications in the workplace.

Lawmakers propose training program for federal officials on AI risks and rewards

The AI Leadership Training Act seeks to ensure that federal workforce leadership has the necessary skills and training to implement AI into their organizations.

It's official: No more COVID vaccine mandate for federal workers and contractors

The move comes just days before the end of the public health emergency for COVID, and had been expected. 

OPM's plan to upgrade federal employee data

The Office of Personnel Management released a new data strategy on Wednesday with a slew of data-related goals, including the creation of a "360-view" of federal employees across the employee lifecycle.

DHS cyber talent management system boasts just 80 hires after nearly two years

Integrating the new hiring acquisition system across the Department of Homeland Security has “been a real project,” said the director of the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency.

NASA struggles to improve workforce diversity

The space agency has been trying to improve diversity and inclusion for over a decade, according to a new inspector general report, but its workforce still lags the federal government in employment of women and minorities.

The Biden administration tells agencies to scale back telework

Federal employee unions and career agency HR leaders reportedly were left out of the development of a new Office of Management and Budget memo that instructs agencies to “substantially increase meaningful in-person work at federal offices.”

How smaller agencies are working to close their technology talent gaps

From innovative fellowships to nixing degree requirements on job listings, smaller agencies are getting scrappy when it comes to hiring tech and cyber talent. 

CISA director says agency is working on cyber workforce gaps

From leveraging new hiring authorities to reskilling and training initiatives, Jen Easterly said CISA plans to reduce its job vacancies to less than 8% by 2024. 

ODNI official details efforts to use automation to speed talent recruitment timelines

The Office of the Director of National Intelligence’s assistant director for human capital said the agency is looking to recruit blue chip talent in former college athletes, and is leveraging technology to speed up hiring. 

Consumer Product Safety Commission failed to complete mandated future of work plan, report says

The agency tasked with preventing unreasonable risks of injury and death from consumer products has not yet completed a required plan that considers post-pandemic office reentry and property management strategies, according to an inspector general's report. 

Trump vows to ‘shatter the deep state,’ revive Schedule F and move more agencies out of D.C.

The former president also said that if reelected in 2024, he will crack down on whistleblowers.

Public sector work equals high job satisfaction

A new workforce survey reveals what employees love about the public sector, and what’s driving them away.

OPM gives agencies guidance for a new program to rotate cybersecurity employees across agencies

The guidance seeks to implement the Federal Rotation Cyber Workforce Program created by lawmakers last year as a way to foster new critical skills across government.

Reciprocity remains a key clearance issue

Intelligence community elements appear to have adopted a wait-and-see posture over efforts to construct a common platform that allows for agencies to treat security adjudications as a shared service.

Building neurodiverse tech teams

The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency started a pilot in 2020 focused on neurodiversity in its workforce. One hire from the effort says the job is a welcome opportunity to use her unique skills and talents to support the agency’s mission