President Donald Trump signed the VA MISSION Act into law, but Senate appropriators say the Veterans Affairs Department will still face funding shortfalls without further action.
The Homeland Security Department says there are limitations to the administration’s push to reskill current federal employees for new jobs. DHS says it supports continuing education, but it’s looking to public-private partnerships to ingest new talent into the agency.
The Defense Information Systems Agency plans to fully roll out eApp as a replacement to current Election Questionnaires for Investigations Processing (e-QIP) system toward the end of the fiscal year.
The executive order directs agencies to renegotiate union contracts and suggests that agencies set more concrete time limits for these discussions.
The National Treasury Employees Union is also suing the president and Office of Personnel Management Director Jeff Pon over recent executive orders.
President Donald Trump’s second executive order offers new limitations on official time, as well as restrictions to federal union use of agency office space and property.
The American Federation of Government Employees has sued the president, the Office of Personnel Management and OPM Director Jeff Pon over the administration’s executive order on official time.
The Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board, the agency that administers the TSP, is planning a series of sweeping changes to withdrawal rules and installment payments for participants by September 2019.
The president’s new executive order on the employee removal process makes some significant changes for federal workers.
The House-passed version of the defense authorization act does not include the Trump administration’s proposed changes to federal retirement.
Majority members on the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee conducted their own study of agency official time use in attempt to get better data but still found messy and confusing agency reports.
The VA MISSION Act cleared the Senate with a 92-5 vote. The legislation brings a long-awaited solution to the current Veterans Choice Program.
The Pentagon says it’s seen progress since the department’s independent testing office found the military’s electronic health record system is not “operationally suitable.”
Acting Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert Wilkie described the development as one of the biggest IT contracts in federal government.