Federal agencies and contractors are doing more to avoid using the suspension and debarment process.
A summary of agencies’ chief human capital challenges from the Office of Personnel Management points to the General Schedule as the “single greatest obstacle” to competing with the private sector for critical talent. It’s second report in as many weeks from the federal community that describes major challenges with decades-old civil service systems.
Nearly every public and private element in the United States is somehow involved in pushing back the pandemic. Some career federal civil servants can be seen on TV but thousands more are working behind the scenes.
The IRS faces a three-pronged challenge: disbursing stimulus checks, extending the tax filing season to July 15 and carrying all of this out with about half of its employees working from home.
As we have seen our economy change we have heard of some employers like Amazon, Walmart, InstaCart and others hiring a massive amount of people to fulfill demand. These are all critical jobs during this…
Sometimes federal employees are eligible for hazardous duty pay. Now a lawsuit alleges numerous employees didn’t get it.
Congress, having gutted out the biggest stimulus bill ever, is busier than ever.
For more on what hazardous pay is all about and a little history, Federal Drive with Tom Temin turned to Federal Practice Group partner Ricardo J. A. Pitts-Wiley.
Maryland is among the states with the highest concentration of federal employees, agencies and contractors, making drafting of the emergency stimulus bill signed last Friday by President Donald Trump especially important.
In today’s Federal Newscast, the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights is out with a new report detailing sexual harassment in the federal workplace.
With USPS now keeping tracking the deaths of its employees from the coronavirus pandemic, the agency is doing everything it can to continue normal operations,
The American Federation of Government Employees and the Kalijarvi, Chuzi, Newman & Fitch law firm say employees working through the coronavirus pandemic without the proper protective gear are entitled to hazardous duty pay.
At least 40% of employees at the Department of Veterans Affairs could be absent at any one time during a severe coronavirus outbreak, the agency estimated. VA’s inspector general and employee unions have also expressed concerns with staffing and supply shortages.
After nearly three years of work, the National Commission on Military, National and Public Service last week released a long list of recommendations for all three areas of service.
Given its current financial situation, only set to worsen under the pandemic, USPS and its unions fear the agency may not have the cash on hand to continue operations past this summer.