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Basic Services, Civil Service

Biden ousts Social Security Administration Leadership

July 9, 2021

Via: FCW

President Joe Biden ousted top leadership at the Social Security Agency on Friday, July 9, after months of pressure to do so from unions at the agency and various Democrats in Congress. Kilolo Kijakazi, the agency’s deputy commissioner for retirement […]


Basic Services, Civil Service

DHS workforce sprint brings in nearly 300 cyber employees

July 2, 2021

Via: FCW

Cybersecurity vacancies totaled about 2,000 at the start of the hiring sprint in May. Read More on FCW


Basic Services, Civil Service

US agencies tasked with annual diversity reporting in new Biden order

July 1, 2021

Via: Global Government Forum

President Biden has signed a new executive order aimed at removing the multiple workplace barriers faced by US federal employees from disadvantaged communities, with the aspiration of turning government administration into a “model” for diversity, equity, inclusion and accessibility [DEIA]. […]


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, 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, 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, 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, Civil Service

Oklahoma CISO says pandemic accelerated zero-trust implementation

March 30, 2021

Via: StateScoop

With more than half of the Oklahoma state government’s 30,000-person workforce still performing their duties remotely a year into the COVID-19 pandemic, statewide Chief Information Security Officer Matt Singleton said Tuesday the health crisis encouraged his team to drastically accelerate […]


Basic Services, Civil Service, Public Institutions, Public Works

Will cities work remotely? Officials still have unanswered questions

March 23, 2021

Via: StateScoop

There’s “a light at the end of tunnel” in sight for technology executives that were tasked with suddenly transitioning thousands of city employees and public students to remote work and learning environments last year at the onset of the coronavirus […]