Agencies will develop specific workforce fund plans for the 2021 budget passback, which should detail how they’ll reward employees who have in-demand skills or have made special contributions to their agencies.
The House-passed 2020 defense authorization bill includes paid family leave for federal employees, as well as another legislative attempt to block the Trump administration’s proposed OPM-GSA merger.
GSA has issued a request for information to begin modernization of legacy mainframe hardware at the Office of Personnel Management. The RFI is part of GSA’s Centers of Excellence initiative, which both agencies have agreed to use to advance the merger.
Three members of the Federal Salary Council have made their official recommendations to the President’s pay agent suggesting how to improve the way government evaluates and compensates federal employees.
In a letter to acting OPM Director Margaret Weichert, Sens. Gary Peters (D-Mich.) and Patty Murray (D-Wash.) questioned why the administration didn’t warn Congress earlier about the agency’s coming financial challenges.
Industry leaders say up to 10% of their cleared intelligence community workforces are idle at any given time, because they’re waiting for agencies to grant, update or transfer a security clearance, according to the Intelligence and National Security Alliance.
NASA launched an anti-harassment campaign and strategy not because it identified a specific problem, but because its top leaders said they see a diverse and inclusive workforce as key to achieving their new goal to return Americans to the moon by 2024.
Whistleblowers at the Department of Veterans Affairs said retaliation is still prevalent within the agency, two years after Congress codified a new office designed to protect them.
The Trump administration said Thursday it’s still preparing a legal analysis for its proposed merger of the Office of Personnel Management with the General Services Administration.
A 3.1% federal pay raise is another step closer to reality, as the House passed the financial services and general appropriations bill with a 224-196 vote Wednesday afternoon. The bill would also throw up several roadblocks to the Trump administration’s proposed merger of the Office of Personnel Management with the General Services Administration.
Thrift Savings Plan participants will soon have access to additional lifecycle funds that will more closely align to their specific retirement dates.
A House-passed minibus of five appropriations bills includes back pay for low wage contractors impacted by this year’s government shutdown.
House Democrats joined members of the American Federation of Government Employees on Tuesday to rally against the Trump administration’s proposed merger of the Office of Personnel Management with the General Services Administration. Congress on Tuesday also began debate over an appropriations bill that would block the OPM-GSA merger.
As agencies finish implementation of the 2019 retroactive federal pay raise, payroll providers say the past several months of complexity has shown their systems are ripe for modernization.