Carrying out effective foreign policy requires not just advocating for budget and personnel. It requires strong administrative oversight.
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Two executive orders released by the White House this week address federal contractor pay, with specific steps to eliminate the gender pay gap in the federal contractor workforce.
OPM looks to overhaul USAJOBS by enhancing resume and analytics features on the government job posting site.
The effect of sequestration on the DoD was largely mitigated through furloughs and cuts to non-critical programs, but the department may pay the price in the future.
A recently released report proposes civil service reform. But without prioritizing efforts or engaging stakeholders, it’s likely just more noise, no solutions.