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Posted by on Sep 29, 2021

Internal Control is Essential During Federal Emergency Responses

Internal Control is Essential During Federal Emergency Responses

In the early COVID-19 pandemic response of the federal government, the Small Business Administration (SBA) was charged with distributing nearly a trillion dollars of emergency relief funds through the Payment Protection Plan (PPP) and Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDL) programs as quickly as possible. In doing so, they had to choose two of three options: […]

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Posted by on Aug 23, 2021

Women in Government: Overcoming Challenges for Career Advancement

Women in Government: Overcoming Challenges for Career Advancement

Despite great strides forward, many women in the federal government still struggle to advance in their career paths and face obstacles in achieving gender equality in the workforce. Women can not only face systemic inequities that can prohibit their growth throughout their career, but they may also contend with the day-to-day challenges of working in […]

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Posted by on Aug 12, 2021

On-Demand Webinar – Building Strategies for Resilient Workers

On-Demand Webinar – Building Strategies for Resilient Workers

Workplace culture experts Mika Cross and Scott Behson recently shared actionable resiliency strategies for the federal workforce in a live discussion attended by more than 300 registrants. Following introductions by moderator Michelle Clark, Director of Marketing and Strategic Partnerships at Management Concepts, the speakers covered several topics related to how federal agencies and organizations are […]

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Posted by on Aug 4, 2021

Twenty Years Later, Federal Workforce Skills Gaps Remain a High-Risk Issue

Twenty Years Later, Federal Workforce Skills Gaps Remain a High-Risk Issue

Since 2001, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) has identified skills gaps as a high-risk area impacting federal staff across all agencies, affecting productivity, and resulting in costly issues. In 2021, the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) and GAO reiterated that “strategic human capital management remains high-risk because more work is needed to address government-wide mission-critical […]

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Posted by on Jul 19, 2021

Chief Data Officers Push for a Data-Literate Workforce

Chief Data Officers Push for a Data-Literate Workforce

In an effort to improve government effectiveness, Chief Data Officers (CDOs) across federal agencies have made significant progress towards creating a more data-driven government. A recent survey revealed that when complete and precise data are shared among agencies (and made available to the public), it informs policy and legislation, improves governmental effectiveness across the board, […]

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