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Category: Civil Service


Basic Services, Civil Service

The public power option should be a community decision

May 12, 2022

Via: Utility Dive

​​​​Dozens of communities contact the American Public Power Association every year, seeking information on public power and the process of forming a public power utility. Currently, many cities are exploring public power as an avenue to achieve greater access to […]


Basic Services, Civil Service

Arizona Public Service asks court to reverse ACC cost recovery, ROE decisions

April 29, 2022

Via: Utility Dive

APS has asked the Arizona Court of Appeals to reverse the ACC’s cost recovery disallowance and vacate the return on equity decision, as well as a 20-basis point penalty that regulators imposed for customer service issues. In 2020, an ACC […]


Basic Services, Civil Service

GSA to study facial recognition tech with equity in mind

April 28, 2022

Via: FCW

The General Services is planning a study with 2,000 participants to help the agency decide whether to tap facial recognition tech for its Login.gov service. Read More on FCW


Basic Services, Civil Service

White House looks to focus service delivery around ‘life events’

April 20, 2022

Via: FCW

The White House wants to fundamentally change the way Americans access government services and benefits by focusing on the “life experiences” of those seeking assistance. The effort was teed up in a December 2021 executive order on customer experience which, […]


Basic Services, Civil Service

State Department announces first Bureau of Cyberspace and Digital Policy

April 4, 2022

Via: FCW

The U.S. Department of State announced Monday the formation of its first Bureau of Cyberspace and Digital Policy, an office emphasizing the digital modernization in the federal sphere that is a key mission within the Biden administration. Some of the […]


Basic Services, Civil Service

Biden’s 2023 budget includes $65B for civilian agency IT

March 28, 2022

Via: FCW

The White House is looking for a $300 million boost for the Technology Modernization Fund and big increases in cyber and IT spending across the board. Read More on FCW


Basic Services, Civil Service

The White House shares new details on plan to bring more feds back in April

March 4, 2022

Via: FCW

The Biden administration plans to significantly expand the number of in-person services available to Americans at federal agencies next month, calling on civil servants to lead by example in getting U.S. workers back to their normal offices and duty stations. […]


Basic Services, Civil Service

IRS will pivot to GSA’s Login.gov after this tax season

February 22, 2022

Via: FCW

The tax agency is modifying its use of the ID.me identity proofing service for the current tax season, but plans to switch to the federal government’s homegrown solution after the 2022 filing deadline. Read More on FCW


Basic Services, Civil Service

Texas launches mobile app for government services

January 31, 2022

Via: StateScoop

The Texas Department of Information Resources on Monday announced the launch of a new mobile app designed to give the state’s residents access to a variety of government-agency services through a single access point. The Texas by Texas app, or […]


Basic Services, Civil Service

U.S. Department of Labor Increases OSHA Civil Penalties

January 18, 2022

Via: Waste360

The U.S. Department of Labor announced adjustments to Occupational Safety and Health Administration civil penalty amounts based on cost-of-living adjustments for 2022. In 2015, Congress passed the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act Improvements Act to advance the effectiveness of […]