The Trump administration is also planning to study the full scope of federal employees’ pay, benefits other opportunities for recognition, in effort to prove to Congress that the workforce would benefit from more flexible performance-based awards over across-the-board pay raises.
In effort to build a better talent pipeline and foster more collaborative, working relationships between government and universities, the Volcker Alliance has announced the creation of two “government-to-university” councils in Kansas City, Missouri, and Austin, Texas.
The Trump administration on Wednesday acknowledged that some federal employees are frustrated with how long it’s taken to see the 1.9 percent retroactive pay raise.
A joint 2020 budget request from the Office of Personnel Management and General Services Administration offers up some more detail on how the Trump administrations expects to reorganize OPM and merge its functions, but the plan lacks specifics.
The Trump administration’s 2020 budget proposal includes recommendations that would shorten the time federal employees have to appeal a disciplinary or performance-based firing, suspension or other punishment.
The detailed version of the President’s 2020 budget request includes a series of familiar pay and retirement cuts and a wide variety of proposals designed to change the way agencies compensate, hire, manage and reward both current and future federal employees.
On a the heels of Sunshine Week, a new study from the Government Accountability Office points to a variety of examples where agencies could improve compliance with their own ethics programs and shed light on basic information about executive branch political appointees.
Several members of Congress have declared the President’s proposed cuts to federal employee retirement “dead on arrival,” while at least one Republican has expressed more of an interest in developing a new system for prospective employees.
The backlog of pending security clearances and other matters at the National Background Investigations Bureau (NBIB) is down more than 25 percent from its record-high nearly a year ago. The backlog today stands at 541,000 investigations, NBIB Director Charlie Phalen said.
As the Department of Veterans Affairs continues to implement a new version of its community care program, lawmakers will also debate whether VA is spending too much on private care at the expense of other agency priorities.
Many civilian agencies, with the exception of the Departments of Homeland Security and Veterans Affairs, would see double-digit spending cuts under the President’s 2020 budget proposal.
The Trump administration for the third consecutive year has recommended cuts to federal employee retirement and health benefits as part of its 2020 budget request.
Despite persistent hiring challenges at Customs and Border Protection, Accenture Federal Services said the recruiting and customer service centers it built as part of its multi-million dollar contract with CBP will set the agency up for future success.
The Defense Information Systems Agency announced plans to transfer a few dozen employees within the National Background Investigations System office, as well as employees within DoD’s Consolidated Adjudications Facility, to the Defense Security Service.