Federal Government


Why Millennials Are Invaluable to the Public Sector

By the year 2020, millennials will make up almost half of the U.S. workforce. According to The Washington Post, workers younger than 30 make up only 7 percent of the total federal workforce. A survey by Cornerstone OnDemand and WBR Digital reveals that 78 percent of human capital executives admit that they are not effectively training successors...

Decade of Destruction: The High Cost of Hurricanes [Infographic]

Katrina. Wilma. Sandy. During the past 10 years, these names have unfortunately become common parts of the American lexicon. They symbolize a decade that featured 15 of the costliest hurricanes on record that resulted in thousands of casualties, millions of destroyed homes, and more than $310 billion in total damage...

 

OMB: The Most Powerful Office in Washington That You’ve Never Heard Of

Last year, it oversaw a budget of $2.9 trillion. Its 500 employees manage hundreds of agencies and commissions that employ another 4.3 million people. This makes it one of the largest organizations in Washington, DC, and, as part of the executive branch, it keeps an eye on the performance of federal agencies. It’s an office that reports directly to the president and administers the federal budget...

5 Things to Know About the $1.1 Trillion Spending Bill

 

On January 16, Congress passed a $1.1 trillion spending bill that will fund the federal government until October 2014. President Obama signed the bill into law on Friday, January 17. According to Politico, the spending bill includes funding to implement new health care and financial services laws, an increase to the Pentagon’s core budget, and more funding for the Head Start early learning program and veterans’ medical care...

Diplomacy in Action

The Department of State (DOS) is one of the most well known executive departments within the government. The DOS is primarily responsible for managing and implementing US foreign policy as determined by the president. This includes representing the United States abroad, training foreign militaries, countering international crime, and offering assistance to foreign countries in need...

Preparing America’s Workforce

The Department of Labor (DOL) is focused on maintaining a prosperous workforce throughout the United States. The DOL’s programs are designed to train individuals for their jobs, ensure safe working environments, secure appropriate pay and benefits for employees, and avoid discrimination...

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