HR Headline Roundup for January 6-10, 2020

5 Ways Technology Will Revolutionize Government in the 2020s, Nextgov

The prediction that ”governments will pass laws addressing bias in algorithms” probably has the greatest potential to impact public sector human resources since artificial intelligence and robotic process automation will increasingly shape recruiting and hiring. At the same time, no government employee can ignore trends toward fraud becoming a weapon of war and agencies conducting business transactions with cryptocurrency.

 

Employers Expect Robust Jon Market for Class of 2020 College Graduates, National Association of Colleges and Employers

Topline findings from NACE’s Job Outlook 2020 survey indicate that employers are most interested in hiring individuals who graduate with a GPA of 3.0 or greater and who can demonstrate a strong work ethic, an ability to solve problems and a capacity for teamwork. Further, 48.2 percent of respondents expect this spring’s pool of candidates to be very good.

 

Health Policy in 2020 Will Be Made in the States, Axios

Legislatures in Colorado and Washington are working to finalize public option health plans. Also, Kansas lawmakers reached a compromise on expanding Medicaid coverage under the Affordable Care Act, leaving only a few states that have not done so.

 

Some Federal Employees Still Not Eligible for Paid Family Leave, Government Executive

The law to grant up to 12 weeks of paid leave following the birth of a child, adoption or the placement of a foster child was passed as part of the 2020 federal budget package. Language in the bill limits the new benefit to Title 5 employees, which is a group that does not include some workers at the Transportation Security Administration, the Federal Aviation Administration and Washington, D.C., courts. A technical correction has already been proposed by Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.).

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