The Social Security Administration is ending its telework program for some 12,000 operations employees after six years. The agency’s decision coincides with the start of its new collective bargaining agreement with the American Federation of Government Employees.
J. David Cox, the national president of the largest federal employee union, will take a leave of absence amid sexual harassment allegations. The American Federation of Government Employees will launch an investigation into the matter, and Cox has denied the allegations.
A new bill would require the relocation of 10 departments and 90% of their Washington, D.C.-based employee positions to economically distressed areas of the country by 2033. But AFGE is pushing back.
In today’s Federal Newscast, over 40 Senate Democrats express opposition to how the Environmental Protection Agency is handling its collective bargaining with the American Federation of Government Employees.
Federal employees, members of Congress and good government governments remember the late House Oversight and Reform Committee Chairman, Elijah Cummings, as a champion for the federal workforce and a staunch and vocal supporter of whistleblowers.
The National Treasury Employees Union and more than 100 other federal, labor, women and health organizations are pressing Congress to push a paid family leave program to the finish line.
The Office of Personnel Management has even more performance management guidance. This time, it’s designed to encourage agencies to reconsider the concept of progressive discipline when managing employees.
The Office of Personnel Management on Friday instructed agencies to begin implementing the president’s workforce executive orders on official time, collective bargaining and employee removals.
A new collective bargaining agreement between the Social Security Administration and the American Federation of Government Employees gives the union a smaller bank of official time hours than it had before, but more than representatives would see under the president’s workforce executive orders.
The injunction on the president’s workforce executive orders has expired, clearing the way for agencies to officially begin implementing them again.
After last year’s record low premium rate increases, participants in the Federal Employees Health Benefits (FEHB) Program will pay, on average, more than 5% more for their premiums in 2020.
Executive orders on federal employment, and vigorous union opposition to them, appear to have poisoned relations between federal unions and the Trump administration beyond antidote.
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia on Wednesday denied unions a chance to rehear their case against the president’s workforce executive orders before a full panel of judges.
In today’s Federal Newscast, the National Treasury Employees Union wants the Supreme Court to reverse a lower court’s decision on age discrimination in the federal workforce.