Category: Basic Services

Basic Services, Civil Service

New White House guidance for feds returning to the office and the future ‘hybrid’ federal workforce

June 10, 2021

Via: FCW

A new OMB memo provides instructions on how to bring feds back to government offices on a large scale and asks agencies to consider long-term planning for a drastically different workplace. Read More on FCW

Basic Services, Civil Service

Cyber incident at NYC law department is not ransomware, officials say

June 8, 2021

Via: StateScoop

New York Mayor Bill de Blasio and other city officials said Tuesday that a cybersecurity incident at the city’s legal bureau is not a ransomware attack, but that an investigation is ongoing. The New York City Law Department, the 1,000-lawyer […]

Basic Services, Electric Utility, Public Transport, Public Utilities

Nevada passes clean energy bill requiring state to join RTO, accelerating $2B transmission project

June 2, 2021

Via: Utility Dive

SB 448, introduced by state Sen. Chris Brooks, a Democrat from Las Vegas, advances Nevada’s goal to reach 100% carbon-free resources by 2050, set in a 2019 bill that also raised the state’s Renewable Portfolio Standard to 50% by 2030. […]

Basic Services, Civil Service

Senators reintroduce bill funding state digital services

May 21, 2021

Via: StateScoop

A pair of U.S. senators on Thursday introduced an updated version of legislation that would fund digital service and government modernization programs for state and local governments. The State and Local Digital Services Act, sponsored by Democratic Sens. Patty Murray […]

Basic Services, Public Transport

Investing in Transportation

May 17, 2021

Via: American Infrastructure

As President Eisenhower pushed to build an interstate highway system across the nation, he traveled to Cadillac Square in Michigan in late 1954 and offered his vision of what this effort would mean. “We are pushing ahead with a great […]

Basic Services, Public Transport

Philadelphia-area transit agency to pilot late-night on-demand trips

May 5, 2021

Via: StateScoop

Night-shift workers who rely on public transportation in the Philadelphia region will soon have free on-demand access to public transit through a mobile app designed by Via, the transportation software company announced Wednesday. The Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority plans to […]

Basic Services, Civil Service

Federal employee job satisfaction climbed during pandemic

April 26, 2021

Via: FCW

The Office of Personnel Management released governmentwide results from its annual employee survey on Monday, opening a window into views on their engagement and satisfaction at work, as well as insight on the shift to telework during the pandemic. The […]

Basic Services, Emergency Services

CISA issues third emergency directive since SolarWinds

April 21, 2021

Via: FCW

Hours after warning that government agencies have been affected by vulnerabilities found in a piece of virtual private networking software, the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency issued its third emergency directive in five months to civilian federal agencies. The new […]

Basic Services, Civil Service

Unemployment fraud possibly topped $1 billion in 2020, Washington state auditor says

April 14, 2021

Via: StateScoop

The amount of fraudulent unemployment insurance claims paid out by the State of Washington last year was likely far higher than the $647 million identified by state officials, and possibly as great as $1.1 billion, according to reports published Tuesday […]

Basic Services, Public Transport

Active Transportation Alliance, transit officials discuss suburban transportation challenges

March 30, 2021

Via: NYC Streets Blog

The shortcomings of Chicago area public transit are self-evident to any suburban transit rider who has ever tried to get anywhere but the Loop. Metra lines all terminate at the Loop and their pre-pandemic schedules tended to favor suburb-to-Chicago commuters. […]