In today’s Federal Newscast, Health and Human Services releases 25 ways the agency can improve how it spends taxpayer money.
Lawmakers have asked Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue to allow employees impacted by the upcoming USDA relocation to use telework and other flexibilities to alleviate the burdens of the move to Kansas City. USDA and the American Federation of Government Employees are expected to continue bargaining negotiations over those flexibilities this week.
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit overturned a lower court’s decision on the President’s workforce executive orders, but it also delayed lifting the injunction of the EOs.
Roughly 57% of employees given relocation notices at the Economic Research Service and 67% of such employees at the National Institute of Food and Agriculture have rejected USDA’s reassignment to Kansas City.
A federal judge invalidated nine provisions of the President’s workforce executive orders in a ruling last August. But the U.S. Court of Appeals overturned that decision Tuesday.
In today’s Federal Newscast, yet another legislative attempt to block the Trump administration’s proposed merger of the Office of Personnel Management with the General Services Administration, passed the House.
Three members of the Federal Salary Council have made their official recommendations to the President’s pay agent suggesting how to improve the way government evaluates and compensates federal employees.
The Environmental Protection Agency has introduced a collective bargaining proposal that would reduce telework to one day a week, reduce time spent on official time, and remove union offices from EPA office space.
In today’s Federal Newscast, a new report from a Senate committee shows at least eight cabinet agencies are failing to comply with federal cybersecurity standards.
House Democrats joined members of the American Federation of Government Employees on Tuesday to rally against the Trump administration’s proposed merger of the Office of Personnel Management with the General Services Administration. Congress on Tuesday also began debate over an appropriations bill that would block the OPM-GSA merger.
A newly formed collective bargaining unit representing employees at the Agriculture Department’s Economic Research Service has demanded USDA delay any relocations to the Kansas City region until it bargains over the move.
Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue said the USDA relocation will save government $300 million over 15 years. About 100 employees are expected to move out of the national capital region by Aug. 1.
Texas Rep. Michael McCaul’s bill would create groups of cyber first responders in the event of a cyber attack on the government or private sector.
Employees at the Agriculture Department’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture on Tuesday overwhelmingly voted to unionize on the heels of USDA’s proposed relocation.