HR Headline Roundup for May 6-10, 2019

Special coverage for 2019 Public Service Recognition Week …

EDITORIAL: The Way We View Public Servants in This Country Is a Disgrace, The Hill

Ken Thomas, the national president of the National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association, writes “Government, by nature, is not perfect. Providing services to hundreds of millions of people at the federal level can be complicated and difficult to accomplish quickly. But government is essential, and it can improve. Government has the power to attract young professionals with sought-after skills for mission-critical positions, as well as the opportunity to help established civil servants develop richer knowledge and experience.”

GOP Congressman Urges Colleagues to Praise Federal Employees, Government Executive

Rep. Phil Roe (R-Tenn.) sent a letter to fellow members of the U.S. House of Representatives in which he explained that “it’s important to recognize our public servants who every day carry out critical services and responsibilities to protect our country, ensure the public well-being, deliver essential services and keep our promise to veterans and those who serve.”

White House, Partnership for Public Service Recognize Distinguished Feds, Government Executive

On the same day that the Partnership named finalists for its 18th annual Service to America Medals, the Trump administration conferred its inaugural Gears of Government President’s Award.

EEOC Gets New Chair, Restored Quorum, National Law Review

Janet Dhillon, whose appointment has been on hold since the summer of 2017, won confirmation to a Republican seat on the commission. The five-member group had been down to two commissioners, but is now expected to take up issues such as EEO-1 reporting,

Chart the Fragmentation of Local Government, Governing

An online database embedded in an article actually titled “How Many Local Governments Is too Many?” allows readers to track the growth in the numbers of general purpose governments, independent school districts and special district governments in each U.S. state.

Detailed Snapshots of Jobs and Wages in the United States, Axios

Click the Axios title to find out which jobs pay the most and the least. This article charts the most common jobs and average salaries for younger and older workers.