In its most specific take yet on the Trump administration’s proposed merger of the Office of Personnel Management with the General Services Administration, Congress also commissioned the National Academy of Public Administration to conduct a top-to-bottom review of OPM.
Congress and the White House have struck a deal to include 12 weeks of paid parental leave for federal employees in the upcoming defense authorization bill. But the program would only grant parental leave, not paid time off to care for a sick family member, as originally envisioned by House Democrats.
Congress is worried a 10-year, $2.5 billion financial management business transformation initiative is getting lost in the shuffle at the Department of Veterans Affairs, as several other IT initiatives consume the agency’s time and resources.
Amid pressure from lawmakers and a bad-faith ruling from the Federal Labor Relations Authority, the American Federation of Government Employees and Environmental Protection Agency have agreed to return to the bargaining table.
U.S. attorneys say a series of challenges from the National Treasury Employees Union on the last government shutdown should be dismissed because the union can’t demonstrate their exact legal injuries could be repeated. The deadline to avoid another government shutdown is Dec. 20.
Six years after the 2013 government shutdown, attorneys have determined exactly how many federal employees are eligible for liquidated damages based on a class-action lawsuit, but it’s still unclear how much they’re owed.
The inspector general at the Office of Personnel Management said the uncertainty surrounding the agency’s proposed merger with the General Services Administration is continued concern headed in 2020.
The Office of Personnel Management has called the Department of Health and Human Services a model agency in promoting and acting on the results of the annual Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey. Here’s how HHS rose the ranks from a middling agency on the FEVS to a leader of the pack among organizations of its size.
The debate over the Thrift Savings Plan and its international fund isn’t over, as two senators have urged President Donald Trump to replace members of the Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board and employee organizations have urged Congress to reconsider their criticisms of the I fund expansion.
As several states and local governments have raised their minimum wages well past the federal rate of $7.25 in recent years, the Office of Personnel Management said it’s received many questions how these changes might impact federal employees.
Agencies and federal employee unions at last have more guidance on how to implement the all provisions of the president’s workforce executive orders.
In anticipation of several new policy directives in the coming months, the Defense Counterintelligence and Security Agency is planning to dramatically ramp up continuous evaluation enrollment to 3.6 million in 2020, defense officials said.
With the president’s three workforce executive orders now officially in play, federal employee unions say their implementation has varied widely across government, and Congress has taken notice.
A four-week continuing resolution funds agencies at current levels through Dec. 20 and secures a 3.1% military pay raise, but the measure doesn’t include a similar adjustment for civilian employees.