The White House on Wednesday announced new steps agencies will take to better inform prospective federal employees, new hires and current workers about their collective bargaining rights — and provide more details on how they can become active dues-paying union members if they choose.
The Labor Department’s CIO doesn’t report directly to the secretary or deputy secretary, and the IG raises the issue in a new audit that received a sharp response from agency leadership.
In today's Federal Newscast, one House Republican is worried the Transportation Security Administration will lose a good portion of its workforce over the Biden administration's vaccine mandate.
The Hatch Act should apply to everyone or no one, but the current loopholes for enforcement do no good, says Jeff Neal.
The nine appropriations bills that Senate Democrats unveiled Monday are silent on the topic of federal pay, meaning they'll defer to the president's recommendation for a 2.7% raise for employees in 2022.
The Navy has outlined its process for discharging sailors who refuse the vaccine. Meanwhile, the Air Force has already started to issue formal reprimands.
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The Office of Personnel Management will propose expanding coverage under the Federal Employees Dental and Vision Insurance Program (FEDVIP) to include federal employees on temporary, seasonal and intermittent schedules.
There are many moving pieces to the vaccine mandate, which are only exacerbated by the sheer number of employees and contractors affected. By prioritizing employee experience to inform decisions made along the way, agencies can develop strategies to navigate the complexities. The easier the process is for employees, the more likely it is to be successful.
In today's Federal Newscast, the spat between the Social Security Administration's inspector general office and a federal employee group continues.
The Postal Service, ramping up its workforce for its peak holiday season, still faces a critical employee shortage as well as persistent challenges retaining new hires.
House Oversight and Reform Committee Chairwoman Carolyn Maloney (D-N.Y.) and Rep. Ayanna Pressley (D-Mass.) urged the Biden administration to create the "institutional infrastructure" needed to support an executive order on improving equity within government services and step up data collection programs.
In today's Federal Newscast, the Navy has laid out detailed processes for sailors who refuse COVID-19 vaccines.
The Army also has completed the establishment of a national chain of what it calls MDRS's - Modernization, displacement and repair sites.