Maryland and Virginia senators are calling on the Trump administration to issue new guidance allowing federal employees to continue maximum telework. Existing guidance encourages agencies to end those flexibilities too soon, senators said.
The Census Bureau postponed field operations and suspended hiring several times during the course of the pandemic. Those delays led the Trump administration to ask Congress to postpone deadlines to submit apportionment and redistricting data.
Congress is in a tug-of-war itself over immigration policies, and the bargaining chip is a $1.2 billion bailout that must come by Aug. 3 or else.
In wide-ranging discussion with reporters, Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert Wilkie downplayed the severity of a recent spike in coronavirus cases among veterans. He also urged the rest of government to look to VA as a model for telework, noting most employees were “very happy with it.”
The rule finalizes a 2-1 decision the FLRA had made back in February.
The House Appropriations Committee’s draft spending bill sets aside $6 billion to modernize federal buildings and moves the Department of Homeland Security one step closer to a consolidated campus in the Washington metro area.
A lot of people who retired last year or earlier this year probably wish they hadn’t. Most are living on less.
A group of named and anonymous victims is suing the American Federation of Government Employees over the conduct of former national president J. David Cox. The plaintiffs, who filed their lawsuit in federal district court, say current union leaders failed to take action and covered up known instances of sexual harassment and misconduct.
Though federal disaster preparedness and response agencies tend to hold up experiential training as the gold standard, the coronavirus pandemic is prompting a pivot to virtual training.
When it comes to gathering data, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is one of the most network-intensive agencies you’ll find.
A month into the annual Feds Feed Families food drive, we decided to check back in with its national chair.