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Federal CIO: 100 Percent of Agencies Classify Data As an Asset

The government’s top IT official said all agencies have submitted their lists of high-value assets, which now include data.

The True Size of Government

Federal Retirement Claims Up by 16 Percent - FEDmanager - News for feds

According to new data released this week by the U.S. Office of Personnel Management, the rate of federal workers filing retirement claims has …

Here's How America Uses Its Land

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10 Ways to Get Good Advice from Federal Advisory Committees

Agencies devote considerable effort to planning, scheduling and staffing thousands of committees. Here’s how to get the most out of that effort.

The Value of Big Data Isn’t the Data

It is clear that a new age is upon us. Evidence-based decision-making (aka Big Data) is not just the latest fad, it’s the future of how we are going to guide and grow business. But let’s be very clear: There is a huge distinction to be made between “evidence” and “data.” The former is the end game …

Report: Agency Reorganization Plans Include Massive Shake-up at HHS, Agriculture

The long-awaited release of agency proposals has been delayed until late June.

Survey: Open Data is Making Feds’ Jobs Easier

Open data is not only making government more transparent to its citizens but also enabling federal employees to do their jobs more efficiently, …

Open Data

Q&A for federal workers: Highest-paying federal agencies

By Eric Yoder<p>Eric Yoder<p>National reporter focusing on internal federal government personnel, management and budget policies<p>Email Bio Follow<p><b>Question:</b> Which federal agencies pay the best?<p><b>Answer:</b> Federal salaries are set by scales reflecting the occupation and the level of the work, not the agency. …

Salaries & Wages

Nudging grows up (and now has a government job)

Every day, 20 Americans die because they need an organ transplant and no donor organ is available. More than 100,000 people are now on transplant …

“Nudge units” – where they came from and what they can do

You could say that the first one began in 2009, when the US government recruited Cass Sunstein to head The Office of Information and Regulatory …

Governments are trying to nudge us into better behavior. Is it working?

By Shlomo Benartzi ,<p>John Beshears ,<p>Katherine L. Milkman ,<p>Cass Sunstein and<p>Richard H. Thaler<p>All over the world, public and private organizations are showing keen interest in “nudges” — interventions and policies that rely on behavioral science to steer people in a particular direction but preserve …

Public Health

D.C.-Area Lawmaker Plans Bill to Protect Telework Programs

Move follows telework cutbacks at the Agriculture and Education departments.

Washington D.C.

IRS’ 60-Year-Old IT System Failed on Tax Day Due to New Hardware

The Internal Revenue Service attributed the agency’s Tax Day crash to a piece of hardware supporting an IT system that is almost 60 years old.<p>Called …

Customer Service

Why Your Compliance Programs Are a Million-Dollar Waste of Time

Millions of fraudulent accounts at Wells Fargo. Systemic deception by Volkswagen about its vehicles’ emission levels. Widespread bribery at Petrobras that damaged both the government and the economy of Brazil. While those corporate scandals made headlines in recent years, countless others failed to …

Chinese project offers a brighter farming future

A massive, decade-long experiment involving millions of Chinese farmers demonstrates an evidence-based approach to sustainability.<p>In 1958, China …

Data Analysis Tool

The following vocabulary and terminology are associated with the National Practitioner Data Bank (NPDB) and apply to the NPDB, its policies, and …

Data Competition

The data competition will be held on the morning of Wednesday, September 20 (9 am - noon), during the NERSC Data Day and NUG 2017.<p>Participants can …

Easy Access to Juvenile Court Statistics

Perform your own analyses.<p>View information on the age, sex, and race of juveniles involved in delinquency cases detailed by offense, manner of …

Feds Make 32 Percent Less than Private Sector Counterparts, Salary Council Says

The Federal Salary Council recommends six new locality pay areas for 2019 in the group's first meeting since 2016.


Justice in the #MeToo era is not nearly as swift for federal employees

By Lisa Rein<p>Lisa Rein<p>Reporter covering federal agencies and the management of government in the Trump administration<p>Email Bio Follow<p>A former Justice Department attorney who waited seven years for a ruling that her male supervisors harassed her still awaits back pay and damages.<p>A nuclear engineer …

Sexual Harassment

7 Requirements for Successfully Managing Government Reform

Public sector transformation can be successful if pursued the right way.

Public Sector

Tillerson’s Reorganization Plan for State Department Now in Limbo

Abrupt departure comes before details were finalized.

U.S. State Department

Career employee feedback, leadership driving reforms at HHS

For the most part, agencies have released few details about how they are reforming and reorganizing as required under President Donald Trump’s April …


Trump has long vowed to slash government. Now the knives are finally coming out.

By Juliet Eilperin<p>Juliet Eilperin<p>Reporter covering national affairs<p>Email Bio Follow<p>The four muskrats last roamed free on Nov. 20, 1908, near Farmington, N.M., when Clarence Birdseye trapped, skinned and delivered them to the nation’s capital.<p>The naturalist would go on to become famous as the father …

Trump Administration

What Trump’s Budget Says About the Administration’s IT Priorities

Be prepared to invest more in IT operations than research, federal technology experts said after reviewing President Donald Trump’s 2019 budget …

Government Technology