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Earl Gregg Swem Library

Presidential Memorandum Regarding the Hiring Freeze

Categories: Govt Personnel,Headlines,Laws/Regulations,Presidency

https://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2017/01/23/presidential-memorandum-regarding-hiring-freeze

Institutes a freeze on hiring for all executive branch departments and agencies except for military positions and directs the head of the Office of Management and Budget to develop a long-term plan to reduce the size of the federal workforce through attrition.  From the White House

 

Apology for Past Discrimination Toward Employees and Applicants Based on Sexual Orientation

Categories: Civil/Human Rights,Govt Personnel,Sex Issues

https://www.state.gov/secretary/remarks/2017/01/266711.htm

Brief statement from the Secretary of State apologizing for past discrimination against LGBTI employees and applicants.  From the State Department

 

Trends in Spending by the Department of Defense for Operation and Maintenance

Categories: Defense/Military,Govt Finance,Govt Personnel,Statistics

https://www.cbo.gov/sites/default/files/115th-congress-2017-2018/reports/52156-omchartbook.pdf

The O&M portion is one of four main parts of the DoD budget which also includes compensation of personnel, developing and purchasing weapons, and building bases/facilities/housing.  O&M is the largest budget component and this study analyzes what it covers and why it is growing.  From the Congressional Budget Office

 

Librarian of Congress Seeks Input on Register of Copyrights

Categories: Copyright/Patents,Govt Personnel,Libraries/Museums

https://www.research.net/r/RegisterOfCopyrightsNR

Survey form which offers members of public input on the knowledge, skills, and abilities needed by the person selected to be the next register of copyrights.  The survey will be available until 1/31/17.  From the Library of Congress

 

The Federal Anti-Nepotism Statute: Limits on Appointing, Hiring, and Promoting Relatives

Categories: Govt Personnel,Govt Processes/Organization,Labor/Employment,Laws/Regulations

https://fas.org/sgp/crs/misc/nepotism.pdf

Explains what the statute says and to whom it applies, the history behind efforts to restrict nepotism, and limitations on enforcement.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

Policy and Supporting Positions [aka 2016 Plum Book]

Categories: Govt Personnel,Headlines,Labor/Employment,Statistics

https://www.govinfo.gov/features/2016-plum-book

Lists over 9,000 federal leadership and support positions in the legislative and executive branches that are noncompetitive, patronage appointments.  Includes position title, pay info, type of appointment and more.  Issued every four years after the presidential election.  From the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs.

 

Staff Tenure in Selected Positions in House Committees, 2006-2016

Categories: Congress,Govt Personnel,Labor/Employment,Statistics

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/misc/R44683.pdf

Presents a number of statistical measures regarding the length of time House committee staff stay in particular job positions.  Also examines trends in staff tenure over the past decade. From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

Staff Tenure in Selected Positions in Senate Committees, 2006-2016

Categories: Congress,Govt Personnel,Labor/Employment,Statistics

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/misc/R44685.pdf

Presents a number of statistical measures regarding the length of time Senate committee staff stay in particular job positions.  Also examines trends in staff tenure over the past decade. From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

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