A little more than 12% of the workforce at the Veterans Health Administration has been tested for coronavirus to date, the department said Wednesday. On-demand testing for VA employees isn’t available just yet, despite past statements.
The Agriculture Department is opening up parking options for employees who don’t want to take public transportation but have been asked to return to USDA facilities in the national capital region. USDA began “phase one” of its reopening plan Monday.
In today’s Federal Newscast, the president’s nominee to be the Office of Personnel Management inspector general got some face time before the Senate.
It’s hard enough to control opioids when illegal imports and dealers flood the market. But all the more so when legal, licensed doctors and pharmacists over prescribe and deliver them.
Most federal civil servants are either working from home or in a furloughed status, but all are getting paid. By contrast at least 40 million American workers have been fired or furloughed and are seeking unemployment benefits.
Phase one of the Energy Department’s reopening plan for headquarters facilities in the national capital region will involves 3.7% of its 7,000-person workforce. Those employees will return June 8, while the rest will continue to telework.
The Agriculture Department is finalizing a new performance management system, which will move employees from a five-tier system to a “pass-fail” program. The new policy, which USDA plans to roll out Oct. 1, will allow supervisors to reward employees for specific mission accomplishments throughout the year, the agency said.
Government agencies, some more aggressively than others, are looking for ways to modernize their digital practices and make them stick.
Amid social unrest, the Air Force leader makes a plea for black lives and announces a review of the service’s justice system.
The Pentagon is developing a policy for carrying out a section in the CARES Act which covers reimbursement for lost pay from the pandemic.
The State Department has just hired its fourth annual cohort of students for its Foreign Affairs Information Technology Fellowship program.