|Today, the Biden Administration released the President’s Management Agenda,|
SUMMARY: Today, the Biden Administration released the President’s Management Agenda, which emphasizes building a strong federal workforce and the important role unions play in the future of the federal government.
President’s Management Agenda (PMA),which lays out the President’s blueprint for building back a government that will deliver for all Americans. The PMA focuses on three key areas: (1) strengthening and empowering the federal workforce, (2) delivering excellent federal services and improved customer experience for the American people, and (3) improving the management of the business of government.the Biden Administration released the
NTEU is particularly pleased that the PMA’s first goal is focused on building a strong federal workforce by engaging with frontline employees and their unions. As you know, frontline employees know how to improve their agencies in ways that make sense for workers, their agencies and taxpayers. The PMA stresses the administration’s commitment to respecting workers’ right to organize and bargain collectively and recognizes that federal unions have a large role to play by working in partnership with agencies to identify opportunities and make positive changes to drive the federal government forward.
In addition, the PMA stresses the need to hire, retain and develop the people needed to deliver agency missions and acknowledges that, post-pandemic, the government needs to think differently about the future of the federal workplace and embrace expanded telework and flexible schedules. The pandemic has shown us that federal employees can and do deliver services to the American people even when they are not in their workplaces, and NTEU will continue to work with federal agencies to ensure these opportunities are available to the federal workforce, when appropriate.
NTEU will continue to work with both the administration and Congress as they discuss proposals to implement these policies. I will keep you updated with any key developments.