Congress has already appropriated more than $17 million, but lawmakers said they still haven’t seen the department’s detailed plan for the Interior reorganization.
DHS employees have mixed feelings about the recent leadership changes, but one of the main takeaways is the mission and short-term goals will not be impacted.
Though employees said DHS leadership changes have them feeling very or somewhat worried, a majority said the recent shakeups had little to no impact on their daily work and morale, according to a Federal News Network survey of the department’s workforce.
Most employees should see the 2019 federal pay raise in their next checks, but the process will be longer and more complicated for others.
The new science and technology strategy dictates how the Air Force will invest in research through 2030.
As turmoil hits the DHS appointee ranks, it’s a perfect time for the Senior Executive Service to shine.
Since the days of Frances Perkins, women have been joining the ranks of presidential Cabinet secretaries. Yet when it comes to the number of women career civil servants making it into executive ranks that number remains oddly low.
The retroactive-to-January increase is 1.9 percent, with 1.4 going to everybody eligible and the remaining 0.5 percent earmarked for locality pay.
Left in limbo are tens of thousands of workers at or near the top of GS-15. That cap covers GS-15 workers in steps 8, 9 and 10 in the Washington-Baltimore area and extends down to step 5 in San Francisco and San Jose.
In today’s Federal Newscast, the Supreme Court ruled in favor of a federal retiree who says the state of West Virginia unfairly taxed his annuity income.
Within the next decade “nearly all” of the current senior Foreign Service members will be eligible to retire, as will 80 percent of the current Civil Service’s SES, according to the agency’s five-year Workforce and Leadership Succession Plan.
The Office of Personnel Management has also answered additional questions about the status of federal employee probationary periods, career ladder promotions and other human resources questions after the government shutdown.
In today’s Federal Newscast, the Department of Homeland Security’s inspector general found that when it comes to detention facilities contractors, Immigration and Customs Enforcement doesn’t adequately hold them accountable for written performance standards.
A recent study from the Senior Executives Association paints a dire picture. The federal workforce is too overworked, stressed and ill-equipped to handle the next major emergency response event.