After a decade of on-and-off pay and hiring freezes and clampdowns on headquarters staff, Congress may be moving in the opposite direction.
After decades covering the federal beat some patterns become evident, like the question of a Christmas Eve day off.
The defense undersecretary for personnel and readiness position has been largely vacant for the past five years. Is it too big for one person?
In an extended in-studio interview on Federal Drive with Tom Temin, Special Counsel Henry Kerner offered a summary of last year’s work.
Timing federal retirement right allows you to carry over the maximum amount of annual leave, and in 2020 be paid for most if not all of it at the new higher 3.1% pay raise.
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.
Try getting employees on board before yanking an agency 1,000 or 2,000 miles away.
In today’s Federal Newscast, USPS’ Ethics Office wants to remind its employees about the restrictions applied to receiving gifts from customers and vendors.
The Office of Management and Budget’s general counsel reversed long-time policy that required agencies to automatically report Antideficiency Act violations to GAO and Congress. Now agencies must report only if they and OMB decides a violation occurred.
If there’s a government shutdown next year, in late 2020, will air traffic controllers on paid parental leave actually get paid?
Ready to retire, columnist Jeff Neal reflects on his more than three decades in and around federal government, and the lessons he’s learned.
When many people consider purchasing long term care insurance, which isn’t cheap, they weigh the odds and worry that they might not collect.
The final agreement maintains the NDAA’s decades-long reputation of must-pass legislation, but punts thorny border issues to the still-unsettled appropriations process.
The money you save, without losing any benefits or coverage, could be enough to buy you a new car next year — half a car, anyhow.