Ernesto Tamayo

  • Guidance for Implementation of Executive Order 13812

    by - Dec 15, 2017
    On Wednesday, December 13, 2017, Kathleen McGettigan, Acting Director of OPM published guidance on the implementation of Executive Order 13812. The order, signed by President Trump on September 29, 2017, revoked President Obama’s Executive Order 13522...
  • Shutdown Crisis Averted…For Now

    by - Dec 10, 2017
    On Thursday, October 7th, 2017, Congress reached an agreement to extend current government funding levels until midnight on December 22, 2017. President Trump signed the stopgap measure on Friday. Lawmakers have said this funding extension will...
  • VA Secretary Confirmed in Unanimous Senate Vote

    by - Feb 14, 2017
    The U.S. Senate confirmed the ninth Secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs on Monday, February 13, 2017. Dr. David J. Shulkin was confirmed in a unanimous vote to lead the embattled department. Dr. Shulkin brings...
  • Senate Confirms Education Secretary Nominee

    by - Feb 7, 2017
    On Tuesday, February 7, 2017, Betsy DeVos, became the Department of Education’s eleventh secretary, since the department’s founding on May 4, 1980. DeVos was confirmed in a 51-50 Senate vote. Vice-President Mike Pence, cast the tie-breaking...
  • 2017 Federal HR Outlook

    by - Feb 3, 2017
    Here are some of the possible issues that are likely to come up in the new administration, sure to have an effect on the work of the Federal HR community.  The issues identified here will require...
  • OMB’s Guidance on Federal Hiring Freeze

    by - Jan 26, 2017
    On Monday January 23, 2017, President Trump issued a memorandum to all heads of executive departments and agencies implementing a hiring freeze for all new Federal civilian hires. “As part of this freeze, no vacant positions...
  • Final Rule on Career Tenure

    by - Jan 23, 2017
    OPM has issued a final rule on creditable service for career tenure (81 FR 78497).  The final rule changes the regulation in section 315.201 of title 5, Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) on service requirement for career tenure by...
  • President Trump’s Pick for CIA Director Confirmed By Senate

    by - Jan 23, 2017
    Former Rep. Mike Pompeo (R-Kan.) was confirmed by the Senate on Monday as Director of the Central Intelligence Agency. The CIA is a civilian intelligence agency tasked with the collection and evaluation of foreign intelligence to assist...
  • Conducting Effective Employee Investigations

    by - Jan 21, 2017
    Have you ever watched TV detectives during an interrogation of a suspect wittingly come back with clever questions to a suspect’s statements that in the end result in the suspect tripping themselves up and getting caught...
  • John Kelly Confirmed as DHS Secretary

    by - Jan 21, 2017
    Retired Marine Gen. John Kelly was confirmed as President Trump’s secretary for homeland security on Friday afternoon. Kelly was confirmed with a 88-11 vote by the Senate. Secretary Kelly’s confirmation was only one of two cabinet-level...