President Donald Trump signed the 2019 spending bill into law, securing a 1.9 percent pay raise for federal employees that will be retroactive to Jan. 1.
In part three of its special report, “Civil Service Reimagined: 40 Years Later,” Federal News Network looks at the Office of Personnel Management, and how it, past administrations and members of Congress have hindered the agency’s ability to lead and create change in the federal workforce.
President Donald Trump tapped Margaret Weichert to be serve as acting director of the Office of Personnel Management.
The Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee is also expected to take up legislation authorizing a government reorganization next week.
Forty years after the civil service was officially “reformed” by the Carter administration, a new team with very different ideas about the role of government and regulations is looking to do some reforming of its own.
The Office of Personnel Management and General Services Administration said they’re still considering if and when they might move retirement and health services from OPM to GSA.
The Senate took its turn to question the Trump administration about its government reorganization proposals and offered a much different take than members of the House oversight committee.
Office of Management and Budget attempted to sell lawmakers on its reorganization proposals Wednesday. The proposal to reorganize the Office of Personnel Management sparked mostly concern from members.
Some agency leaders have so far promised to remain transparent as the Trump administration attempts to make good on its reorganization proposals.
Trump administration proposes merging the education and labor departments as part of a broader government overhaul plan
The administration also proposes moving OPM’s current retirement services and health care and insurance offices to the General Services Administration, which would be renamed the “Government Services Agency.”