Public Sector HR News

  • telework

    Washington Mayor Calls for Decision on Telework for Capital’s Federal Employees

    Jan 10, 2023

    With many government buildings still sitting empty in the nation's capital, Washington, D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser is urging President Joe Biden to either end telework for federal employees or utilize the unused office space to create affordable housing. 



  • degree requirements

    The Public Sector Rethinks Degree Requirements

    Jan 06, 2023

    Utah recently joined Maryland on the list of states dropping four-year degree requirements for many state government jobs, in what could be the start of a movement toward emphasizing experience and expertise as much as education in public sector hiring. 
  • military cyber

    U.S. Military Offers Special Pay to Retain Top Cyber Talent

    Jan 03, 2023

    At a time when organizations everywhere are searching for the right employee retention formula, the United States military is taking a pretty straightforward approach to hanging on to key talent: more money.

  • financial frustrations

    Financial Frustrations

    Jan 01, 2023

    An employee’s level of satisfaction with their pay is a key indicator of whether that worker might be considered a flight risk, and recent data suggests there’s a significant number of federal workers who might be ready for takeoff to new career destinations. 

  • Work from Home

    Keeping a Connection

    Jan 01, 2023

    Employers have begun bringing workers back to the office in some capacity, with many adopting a hybrid approach. So how does an organization maintain a sense of connectedness and continuity with workers spread out across disparate locations? 
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    From Call Center to the HR Suite

    Jan 01, 2023

    Elsa Quijada recently sat down with PSHRA editors to talk about her path to public sector HR, her current role and how she spends her time away from the (home) office.

  • Forging a New Path

    Forging a New Path

    Jan 01, 2023

    Through its L.A. Local Hire program, the City of Los Angeles is creating career opportunities for underrepresented populations that often face barriers to employment.

  • knowledge transfer

    Passing it On

    Jan 01, 2023

    Public sector employers have many compelling reasons to rethink the current processes in use for knowledge transfer between retirees and those remaining in their organizations.
  • what workers want

    What Workers Want

    Jan 01, 2023

    Gen X and Gen Z workers in the public sector are at pivotal career points, and new research suggests that federal government should be paying close attention to what it will take to retain talent within these groups. 
  • comp turbulence

    Managing Public Sector Pay in Turbulent Times

    Jan 01, 2023

    Pay management practices in the public sector entities have evolved in a manner that makes them more similar to those in the private sector, and public sector employers must respond accordingly.