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Weichert says there’s still lots to do on the ‘people front’ of the PMA

by Tajha Chappellet-Lanier

It’s been about a year since the debut of the President’s Management Agenda, and much still remains to be done, says the White House’s Margaret Weichert, especially on the topic of workforce transformation. The PMA’s workforce pillar is “where we have the most work still to do,” Weichert said at FedTalks on Wednesday. “Many of our technology projects get stuck on

What’s next for the IT-heavy President’s Management Agenda?

by Billy Mitchell

The Trump administration’s President’s Management Agenda turned a year old Wednesday. While federal officials in charge of the plan spent the day championing its early successes, particularly those tied to IT modernization, they also emphasized how important the next few years are to sustaining longer-term transformation — that any achievements in this first year won’t

OPM wants agencies to start gameplanning the modern workforce

by Carten Cordell

The Office of Personnel Management directed federal agencies to start thinking about the future of work and what skills they would need for it. Acting OPM Director Margaret Weichert called on agencies in a memo Wednesday to detail the gains and challenges they have faced in implementing the workforce goals laid out in last year’s President

Shutdown could delay some of Trump’s IT reform goals

by Carten Cordell

As the partial government shutdown rocks on into its third week, the lack of appropriations are starting to sting federal programs, including the White House’s technology modernization efforts. Administration officials mobilized several efforts last year to upgrade the government’s IT infrastructure, including through the expansive President’s Management Agenda, which aims to tie workforce, technology and

Margaret Weichert on acting OPM role: ‘I’ve been very graciously welcomed’

by Tajha Chappellet-Lanier

Margaret Weichert sees her new job at the Office of Personnel Management as another avenue for continuing to promote the priorities of the President’s Management Agenda. In an abrupt move Oct. 5, the White House announced that OPM Director Jeff Pon would be leaving the office immediately. Weichert, deputy director for management at the Office of Management and Budget,

Ditch the General Schedule, build competency-based workforce, report says

by Carten Cordell

As the accelerating pace of technology upends how many Americans work, a new report suggests a complete overhaul of the federal workforce is needed to ensure the future role of government. Officials from the National Academy of Public Administration detailed the second volume of its “No Time To Wait” report series Tuesday, advising that the federal

AI could mean massive reskilling initiatives for the federal workforce

by Carten Cordell

Leaders from across the federal government have been banging the drum lately about the promises that artificial intelligence and automation hold for assisting an overwhelmed federal workforce. But to ensure that AI can be the “coworker” that tackles all of the time-crushing, labor-intensive work federal employees are accustomed to, it’s going to take a massive

How can the government get the most out of its reskilling efforts?

by Carten Cordell

In navigating the growing shortage of IT and cybersecurity talent available in both the public and private sectors, the Trump administration has made clear its plan to fill a portion of the void by teaching current federal employees new skills. As part of the President’s Management Agenda, the Office of Personnel Management, Office of Management

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