A summary of agencies’ chief human capital challenges from the Office of Personnel Management points to the General Schedule as the “single greatest obstacle” to competing with the private sector for critical talent. It’s second report in as many weeks from the federal community that describes major challenges with decades-old civil service systems.
The Thrift Savings Plan millionaires club was going strong before the coronavirus pandemic. Now, it’s lost 45% of its members.
Most Social Security benefits and retirement checks will come as planned. And federal retirees who receive Social Security benefits won’t need to file separate forms to receive upcoming coronavirus stimulus checks from the IRS.
The Office of Personnel Management has tapped Dennis Kirk, one of the president’s nominees to fill the Merit Systems Protection Board, to lead a key governmentwide workforce policy office.
At least one agency has issued an “evacuation order” for its employees to work from home during the coronavirus pandemic, regardless of their previous telework arrangements. Federal News Network explains evacuation payment authority and what it could mean for you.
The National Academy of Public Administration is beginning to administratively staff up for a congressionally-mandated, highly anticipated study of the Office of Personnel Management and its functions.
The American Federation of Government Employees and the Kalijarvi, Chuzi, Newman & Fitch law firm say employees working through the coronavirus pandemic without the proper protective gear are entitled to hazardous duty pay.
At least 40% of employees at the Department of Veterans Affairs could be absent at any one time during a severe coronavirus outbreak, the agency estimated. VA’s inspector general and employee unions have also expressed concerns with staffing and supply shortages.
The Thrift Savings Plan is scheduled to implement a series of new lifecycle funds later this summer, if the coronavirus pandemic doesn’t derail the scheduled rollout.
Some agencies are struggling to vet and issue credentials to new employees during the coronavirus, as some federal facilities that collect and process fingerprints are closed.
The president has signed the $2 trillion stimulus and emergency supplemental appropriations package into law. It will have implications for federal employees and their agencies, retirees and contractors.
The congressionally-mandated National Commission on Military, National and Public Service offered up 124 recommendations Wednesday, which address everything from veterans preference rules to adding women to the Selective Service System.
Michael Rigas will have dual-hatted appointments as both the acting director of the Office of Personnel Management and the acting deputy director for management at the Office of Management and Budget.
Amid all the confusion and mixed messages. agencies like Voice of America, the Securities and Exchange Commission and NASA are sending regular, reassuring updates to their employees during the coronavirus pandemic.