Your agency has a lot to think about as it considers reopening federal offices during the pandemic. Employees will trust the good leaders to make the right decision, former executives said, but absent leaders will struggle to earn that trust quickly.
Nearly one year since the Trump administration first made its case to the public about its plan to merge the Office of Personnel Management with the General Services Administration, the Government Accountability Office said it’s searching for the details and rationale to support the move.
The Maryland and Virginia governors, as well as the District of Columbia mayor, all urged the Trump administration to keep telework policies in place as they continue their efforts to contain the coronavirus in the national capital region.
Close to 1,900 employees at the Veterans Health Administration have been diagnosed with coronavirus, and 20 have died from complications, the department said Wednesday.
Employees have until June 30 to donate through the Combined Federal Campaign to charities supporting the coronavirus response. The Office of Personnel Management launched a special solicitation window this week.
The Association of Administrative Law Judges sued the Federal Service Impasses Panel this week, joining a growing list of union lawsuits that have challenged the panel’s constitutionality and authority.
The Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service took steps before the coronavirus pandemic to set up one-third of its mediators with video teleconferencing capabilities. Now all 150 FMCS mediators are conducting virtual meetings with employers, agencies and unions.
Agency heads now have a detailed decision-making framework from the Trump administration, which describes how, consistent with local conditions, they should gradually begin to reopen federal offices and call their employees back from mandatory telework programs during the coronavirus pandemic.
Roughly one in five federal employees had worked remotely in 2018, according to newly released data from the Office of Personnel Management. Now telework is the new normal. Will it last?
Customs and Border Protection said it rescinded weather and safety leave schedules for some officers to prepare for a potential influx of migrants at the southern border who might carry the virus. But the National Treasury Employees Union said the decision puts CBP officers at unnecessary risk at time when border traffic is down.
Eligibility in federal telework programs dipped slightly in 2018, while participation experienced a small bump. The latest data from the Office of Personnel Management sheds light on the state of telework across government — before agencies were forced to quickly “maximize” it during the current pandemic.
Fourteen employees at the Veterans Health Administration have died due to complications from coronavirus, the department said Wednesday.
How one federal manager moved his co-workers to telework, shifted his hours and supervises his team of eight remotely during the pandemic.
House Oversight and Reform Committee Chairwoman Carolyn Maloney (D-N.Y.) and Government Operations Subcommittee Chairman Gerry Connolly (D-Va.) have a long list of legislative proposals they want to see included in the next coronavirus rescue package for federal employees and contractors.