Public Sector HR News

  • hired

    VA Hopes to Speed Up Hiring by Shortening Application Window

    Mar 01, 2023

    The Department of Veterans Affairs reached an agreement with the National Federation of Federal Employees (NFFE) that the VA says should “significantly expedite” the hiring process for many positions.

  • young workers

    Bringing Young Talent into the Government Tent

    Feb 27, 2023

    The U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) recently unveiled a new online portal designed to be a one-stop shop for those seeking federal internship opportunities.

  • COVID prison

    Appeals Court Rules Federal Workers Not Entitled to COVID Hazard Pay

    Feb 24, 2023

    In a decision with potentially “far-reaching” consequences for the public sector workforce, an appeals court has ruled that federal workers at a Connecticut prison are not entitled to extra pay for being exposed to COVID-19 as part of their jobs.

  • parental leave

    New York to Offer Fully Paid Parental Leave to State Employees

    Feb 22, 2023

    The “nation-leading initiative” qualifies more than 10,000 unrepresented New York state employees to receive 12 weeks of fully paid leave to use for bonding with a newborn, fostered or adopted child.

  • federal remote work

    Former PRAC Head Embraces Telework for Federal Agencies

    Feb 22, 2023

    The self-described “most skeptical, cynical human being that you’ll ever run across in your life” says the pandemic showed that federal workers perform as well, if not better, when working remotely.

  • disability

    State Department Settles Multimillion Dollar Disability Discrimination Suit

    Feb 17, 2023

    The U.S. Department of State has agreed to pay millions to plaintiffs in a class action suit alleging the department unfairly denied Foreign Service jobs to qualified individuals with disabilities. 

  • paid family leave

    Proposed Bill Would Expand Paid Leave for Federal Workers

    Feb 15, 2023

    Bipartisan legislation seeks to provide federal employees with 12 weeks of paid leave for illness or to care for a sick family member.

  • NSA tech hiring

    NSA Set to Snap Up Displaced Tech Talent

    Feb 13, 2023

    With tech titans like Amazon, Google and Microsoft laying off tech talent in large numbers, the NSA is hoping to fill thousands of jobs with the workers that these and other private sector technology companies and startups have jettisoned.

  • money worries

    Facing Financial Insecurity

    Feb 10, 2023

    A new report provides a benchmark analysis of the state and local workforce's financial health, finding that many public service employees are having a tough time paying bills and are worried about their security in retirement. 
  • fed benefits

    All About the Benefits

    Feb 08, 2023

    A new study finds that the generous benefits typically associated with government jobs are a crucial driver of retention for public sector employees.