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Federal, Industry, Policy, Workforce

GAO pegs unemployment insurance fraud tally at more than $60 billion

January 24, 2023

Via: FCW

The Government Accountability Office said in two new reports issued Monday that getting reliable data on government fraud is extremely difficult, while hazarding that unemployment insurance fraud during the pandemic may be in excess of $60 billion. The reports come […]


Industry, Workforce

Social Security: Could the New Congress’s Sharp Divide Lead to Compromise on Reform?

January 18, 2023

Via: Government Executive

It’s 2023—indeed a couple weeks into the new year—and it’s anything but clear where Congress will be headed on the future of Social Security. Actually, it’s anything but clear where Congress is headed at all. After over a decade of […]


Health Care, Industry, Workforce

Federal health plan could be spending $1B a year on ineligible dependents, GAO says

January 10, 2023

Via: FCW

The federal government’s employee health insurance plan could be wasting $1 billion a year in improper payments by providing benefits to family members who are no longer eligible, a new report has found. The Government Accountability Office said in an […]


Industry, Workforce

UK government meeting unions in bid to end wave of strikes

January 9, 2023

Via: Federal News Network

U.K. government ministers met trade union leaders on Monday in a bid to end a wave of strikes that has hobbled the rail network and strained the overburdened health system. There were small signs of progress but no breakthrough after […]


Industry, Workforce

Amazon is cutting a massive 18,000 jobs in ‘uncertain’ economy

January 5, 2023

Via: ZDnet

Amazon CEO Andy Jassy has announced plans to cut just over 18,000 roles. Last November, Amazon announced plans to cut roles in its devices and books businesses and halted new corporate hiring. The majority of the latest job cuts, said […]


Industry, Workforce

FTC proposes rule that would ban employee noncompete clauses

January 5, 2023

Via: Federal News Network

The Federal Trade Commission proposed a rule Thursday that would ban U.S. employers from imposing noncompete clauses on workers, a sweeping measure that could make it easier for people to switch jobs and deepen competition for labor across a wide […]


Industry, Workforce

Republican attorneys general ditch association over alleged liberal bias, financial questions

January 4, 2023

Via: Fox News

Republicans are dropping out of a nonprofit organization of state attorneys general that bills itself as nonpartisan over allegations of growing liberal bias and questions over its financial management. Documents from a National Association of Attorneys General (NAAG) executive committee […]


Cybersecurity, Industry, Workforce

What Should the Government Do in 2023 to Fill its Cyber Workforce Shortage?

December 30, 2022

Via: Nextgov

Government needs to expand where it recruits to fill open cyber positions going into 2023 as the threat of cyberattacks makes filling these positions vital, according to experts. “For cyber talent, one of the biggest realities is that we have […]


Industry, Workforce

Changing Government Engagement in 2023

December 29, 2022

Via: Nextgov

Governments around the world are undergoing a positive transition. An enormous number of services are better managed and delivered, thanks to technologies like mobility and cloud computing. Advanced technologies like artificial intelligence are starting to be applied to big, hard […]


Industry, Policy, State & Local, Workforce

Bill would give New York the nation’s best-paid legislature

December 22, 2022

Via: Washington's Top News

Just in time for Christmas, New York legislators are set to return to the state capital Thursday to give themselves a nice holiday gift: a pay raise that would make them the nation’s best-paid state lawmakers. Members of the state […]


Industry, Workforce

IRS to study telework’s impact on workforce in omnibus spending bill

December 21, 2022

Via: Federal News Network

Congress is giving the IRS new priorities to staff up and deal with a pandemic-era backlog of tax returns — but a slightly smaller annual budget to meet those goals. The fiscal 2023 omnibus spending bill lawmakers unveiled this week […]


Health Care, Industry, Workforce

VA bill granting full collective bargain rights to health care staff passes House

December 15, 2022

Via: Federal News Network

The Department of Veterans Affairs’ health care workforce is one step closer to receiving full collective bargaining rights on par with the rest of the federal workforce. The House on Thursday passed the VA Employee Fairness Act in a 219-201 […]


Industry, Workforce

Twitter sued for targeting women and staff on family leave in layoffs

December 8, 2022

Via: ArsTechnica

In photos taken before and after Twitter’s mass layoffs, it appeared to many that Musk’s widespread staff cuts severely reduced the number of women on Twitter staff. Now, women laid off by Twitter have filed a class-action lawsuit, alleging that […]


Hardware & Software, Industry, Tech, Workforce

The Federal Government is Pushing for Security-Aware Developers

November 30, 2022

Via: Nextgov

In the past two years, we have seen the cybersecurity world forced to “grow up” quickly. The approach to security in the supply chain has been especially prominent, requiring fast-tracked solutions to successfully align with accelerating official mandates and recommendations. […]


Industry, Workforce

Social Security Administration asks for billions more dollars to do its job

November 28, 2022

Via: Federal News Network

The Social Security Administration said the $400 million that Congress gave the agency through December is not enough to fix many of its workforce problems. To make long-term improvements, SSA said it will need the White House’s $14.8 billion budget […]


Industry, Workforce

The Senate Intelligence Authorization Bill Gives Hints to 2023’s Security Clearance Policy Priorities

November 17, 2022

Via: Government Executive

The executive branch has the authority to lay out security clearance policies and procedures, but that doesn’t mean the legislative branch doesn’t have any say in how the government issues clearance eligibility and maintains a qualified workforce. In fact, if […]


Industry, Workforce

OPM finalizes rules rescinding provisions of Trump’s firing executive order

November 14, 2022

Via: FCW

The Office of Personnel Management is set to publish final rules Thursday that will rescind policies established during the Trump administration aimed at making it easier to fire federal workers. In 2018, then-President Trump signed an executive order streamlining the […]


Industry, Workforce

Mark Zuckerberg to let go 13% of Meta’s employees amid slow revenue and macroeconomic downturn

November 9, 2022

Via: BGR

Today, Meta’s CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced the company will lay off about 13% of its workforce, more than 11,000 employees, to “become a leaner and more efficient company by cutting discretionary spending and extending hiring freeze through Q1.” This announcement […]


Industry, Workforce

Controversial DC tipping proposal goes before voters — again

November 8, 2022

Via: Washington's Top News

A controversial proposal to change the pay structure for servers and other workers at Washington’s bars and restaurants goes before voters Tuesday, four years after approval of an identical ballot issue that was later overturned by the D.C. Council. Initiative […]


Industry, Workforce

How Existing Policy Can Help Fill the Cyber Workforce Gap

November 7, 2022

Via: Government Executive

The federal government has a cyber talent deficit. With some exceptions (the National Security Agency and FBI come to mind), federal agencies have a difficult time recruiting and keeping cyber talent, especially in today’s hyper-competitive labor market. This workforce gap, […]