Congress is doing away with Frank Kendall’s position and is authorizing more troops for the services.
President Barack Obama officially raised locality pay for federal employees by 0.6 percent, effective Jan. 1. The increase couples with the 1 percent across-the-board pay raise for all federal employees to equal the 1.6 percent of basic payroll requested in the 2017 budget.
House Armed Services Committee Military Personnel Subcommittee Chairman Joe Heck confirms a 2.1 percent pay raise for troops.
One military advocacy group is calling on President-elect Donald Trump to make military families’ issues a top priority.
Agencies have gotten approval from the Office of Management and Budget and the Office of Personnel Management raise spending caps slightly on performance awards and bonuses for all non-Senior Executive Service employees in fiscal 2017. Agencies can now spend up to 1.5 percent of the aggregate salaries for those employees at the end of the fiscal year.
About 4,000 political appointees will leave the Obama administration in the next nine weeks. While conversations over policy, budget and organizational structure will take center stage, questions about your pay and benefits may not. Federal News Radio reviewed the Office of Personnel Management’s transition guide in search of the answers.
In an exclusive Federal News Radio survey, federal employees say the incoming Trump administration will have a big impact on the federal budget as well as their benefits and ability to do their jobs.
Experts in the federal community say President-elect Donald Trump’s business acumen will likely factor into the future of the federal workforce during the next administration. Trump will likely play closer attention to measures that would hold poor-performers accountable. Though they may not agree on all the issues, some federal unions say they hope they can find common ground on proposals that would advance federal hiring reforms.
Despite a crazy election, members of the House and Senate Armed Services Committees found stability in the results.
The council also revealed an annual study from the Office of Personnel and Management and Bureau of Labor Statistics, which measures the pay gap between federal employees and private sector workers.
Former DHS CHCO Jeff Neal says agencies handle overpayments in different ways, but the basic processes are similar.
Why are so many long-time feds and retirees longing for the good old days? Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says it was a time of double-digit cost-of-living adjustments.
If you’re expecting to lay on a big spread celebrating the January cost-of-living adjustment, forget about it, says Senior Correspondent Mike Causey. It won’t be enough to feed a crowd.
The Office of Personnel Management issued new guidance last month about human resource matters for SESers and outgoing political appointees. GAO plans to develop an app to focus on top federal management priorities for the next administration and members of Congress.