The executive order implements 3.1% military pay raise on Jan. 1. Civilian employees will see similar increases in their first 2020 paycheck.
The Office of Personnel Management says agencies struggle to recruit former employees who have left government and gained additional skills. New regulations that OPM will propose would give agencies the discretion to recruit top talent back with a promotion.
With little time to spare before the deadline, President Donald Trump signed two shutdown-averting spending bills into law and a 3.1% federal pay raise. He also signed the annual defense authorization bill, which includes a new paid parental leave program for most federal employees.
Another longtime leader at the Office of Personnel Management is retiring.
The Senate has sent two minibus spending bills to the president’s desk for his signature. President Donald Trump must sign both by Friday to avoid a second government shutdown in 2019.
The 2020 spending bills urge the Social Security Administration to reinstate its telework program for operations employees, but they’re silent on collective bargaining protections and funding for the Bureau of Land Management’s upcoming relocation.
An elite group of Senior Executive Service members were honored this week for their groundbreaking research, massive modernization efforts and life-changing discoveries — and managing and encouraging their workforces during a 35-day government shutdown.
The House has sent “minibus” spending bills, which include a 3.1% federal pay raise, to the Senate for its consideration. Congress must pass and the president must sign both bills into law by Friday to avoid a second government shutdown this year.
Though the latest Best Places to Work in the Federal Government rankings show the resiliency of agencies in the face of a tumultuous 2019, they also point to some unsettling signs for organizations facing reorganization and relocation.
A 3.1% federal pay raise is a key feature of one of two “minibus” spending bills, which congressional appropriators unveiled Monday evening. Both the House and Senate are expected to quickly vote on both this week before Friday’s funding deadline.
The robotics process automation community of practice will release a new RPA playbook for agencies next month. Gerard Badorrek, the RPA community’s chair, said the playbook will serve as a guide for agencies at various stages of the implementation process.
Agencies have a specific goal now from Congress to move security clearance holders from periodic reinvestigations to continuous vetting programs. The goal is just one of several provisions aimed at modernizing the security clearance process that lawmakers included in the 2020 defense policy bill.
Twelve weeks of paid parental leave is the main attraction in the House-passed defense authorization bill, but it has a lot more for civilian federal employees.
Federal employees will have up to 12 weeks of paid leave for the birth, adoption or foster of a new child starting in October 2020, if Congress passes and the president signs the annual defense policy bill into law.