An Energy Department employee violated the Hatch Act when she gave a tour of a nuclear waste treatment plant to a congressional candidate, the Office of Special Counsel said Thursday. The employee has resigned and agreed to a three-year debarment from federal employment.
The most recent paychecks for some federal employees are incorrect, potentially by hundreds of dollars, due to a processing error by the National Finance Center.
The Department of Homeland Security has launched an employee and family readiness council that senior leaders believe are addressing workforce engagement challenges.
Two small agencies have managed to hold their own on the Partnership for Public Service’s annual Best Places to Work rankings, even through government shutdowns, office moves and retirement waves.
The Office of Personnel Management is currently drafting regulations needed to implement the Federal Employee Paid Leave Act. Members of the public will have a chance to comment on those regulations, due sometime in late spring.
A new year brings many of the same priorities for the Trump administration and its workforce, but a new Performance.gov update notes plans to develop agility training for managers and double down on efforts to create federal career paths.
An online database of nearly 800 agency collective bargaining agreements is now live on the Office of Personnel Management’s website. The creation of a common, public CBA system was a requirement of the president’s 2018 workforce executive orders.
A group of Senate Democrats, led by Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.), has introduced a bill that would ensure all federal employees, including those at the Federal Aviation Administration, Transportation Security Administration and non-judicial workers at the District of Columbia courts, have access to new paid parental leave benefits.
Senate Intelligence Committee Vice Chairman Mark Warner (D-Va.) has asked the Office of the Director of National Intelligence and the Office of Personnel Management to accelerate a planned initiative designed to overhaul the security clearance system.
The Office of Personnel Management is dismissing federal employees in the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area four hours earlier than their normal departure times due to anticipated snow in the forecast.
Capped pay rates went up in 2020, but salary compression is real for an ever-expanding group of federal employees within certain locality pay areas.
Several recent court decisions involving the appointments clause and the structure of quasi-judicial boards may have big consequences for administrative judges and other board members at the Merit Systems Protection Board, Federal Service Impasses Panel and other federal agencies.
For much of the federal workforce in 2019, what employees thought they knew about their pay, benefits, workplace flexibilities and even the location of their offices in some cases, were in flux.
The president’s pay agent, a group composed of the Labor secretary and directors of the Office of Personnel Management and Office of Management and Budget, say the methodology behind federal locality pay doesn’t make sense — and hasn’t made sense since its creation.