GSA Acting Administrator Dan Tangherlini announced this afternoon that the General Services Administration is instituting a hiring freeze and cutting senior executive performance awards this year by 85%.
The announcement reflected what Tangherlini described in a blog post as a comprehensive, top to bottom review of all agency operations, following the disclosure of abusive travel spending patterns that led to the resignation of former GSA Administrator Martha Johnson and the departure of several GSA executives. Keep reading →
A new report released today by the Partnership for Public Service provides fresh perspective on the long standing failure of the federal government to take advantage of its Senior Executive Service and a cadre of more than 7,800 senior leaders many of whom find themselves trapped in the agencies they work for.
The report, “Mission-Driven Mobility,” outlines barriers that SES members face in being able to move from one agency to another, and even within agencies, as intended when the SES was created by Congress in 1978 as a way to spread the experience of senior executives to improve the broader management of government. Keep reading →