In a surprising reversal, President Donald Trump has chosen to give civilian federal employees a pay raise next year.
The legal battle over the president’s workforce executive orders continues, after federal employee unions on Friday asked the full U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit to hear their case.
It’s been more than two years since Congress agreed to overhaul federal administrative leave policies, but agencies are still missing the regulations needed to implement some of the more transformative changes.
Veterans homelessness is down nationwide by 49% since the Departments of Housing and Urban Development and Veterans Affairs launched an inter-agency partnership on the topic back in 2010, but lawmakers, local housing officials and veterans still see room for improvement.
Two senators are also questioning the Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board’s decision to move the Thrift Savings Plan’s I fund to a new index.
The two bureaus impacted by the Agriculture Department’s upcoming relocation to Kansas City are asking retirees to consider returning to their former agencies as part-time reemployed annuitants of the Economic Research Service or the National Institute of Food and Agriculture.
The RAND Corporation estimated government could save as much as $27.8 billion over 25 years by enrolling more security clearances into a sophisticated continuous evaluation program.
Beyond the inevitable hurdles of avoiding a government shutdown at the end of next month, the September to-do list for House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) includes securing a 3.1% federal pay raise and passing a highly-anticipated paid family leave program into law.
The first cohort of the Cybersecurity Reskilling Academy has helped the administration identify some promising successes and some tough challenges, which federal Chief Information Officer Suzette Kent said will inform future iterations of the program and other training initiatives.
Eligible employees at the Agriculture Department who plan to leave the agency rather than relocate to Kansas City by the end of the fiscal year will receive buyouts worth $10,000, rather than the maximum incentive payment of $25,000.
The American Federation of Government Employees has sued the Federal Service Impasses Panel over its decision to rewrite major portions of the unions’ contract with the Social Security Administration. If AFGE is successful, the case could have significant implications for other federal employee unions engaged in agency negotiations.
Beyond the usual slew of appropriations bills and confirmation votes awaiting Congress when it returns to Capitol Hill next month, here are a few other standalone bills worth tracking that could impact federal employees.
The three tenets of the Trump administration’s “cloud smart” strategy, plus the early successes from its component agencies, are driving the Department of Homeland Security’s journey to the cloud.
The American Federation of Government Employees said the Office of Special Counsel’s November 2018 guidance on advocating or opposing “impeachment” or “resistance” violates federal employees’ First Amendment rights.