The IRS faces a three-pronged challenge: disbursing stimulus checks, extending the tax filing season to July 15 and carrying all of this out with about half of its employees working from home.
Resources exist to help feds during natural disasters, and they’re mobilizing now to help out during the coronavirus.
The National Treasury Employees Union had argued it was unconstitutional for the IRS to force tens of thousands of workers to process tax refunds without pay. The union is appealing the decision.
The two largest federal employee unions said Thursday steps to protect the federal workforce from the rapid spread of the coronavirus were falling short.
Other agencies, such as the Social Security Administration and the Environmental Protection Agency, have loosened telework restrictions and announced unscheduled remote options for federal employees at regional offices in Seattle, Washington, and New York.
New paid parental leave benefits will be ready by the Oct. 1 deadline, the Office of Personnel Management said Monday in a letter to the National Treasury Employees Union. NTEU had raised doubts about OPM’s plans for implementing the new law.
The Office of Personnel Management has more guidance on telework, sick leave and other options as agencies prepare their workforces for the growing spread of the coronavirus.
The Federal Deposit Insurance Cooperation is announcing buyouts for about 20% of its employees, which the agency said is part of an effort to streamline supervisory layers and address challenges associated with a rapidly aging workforce.
The Office of Personnel Management instructed agencies to ensure their employees are “telework capable,” amid growing concerns over the coronavirus. Telework-eligible Air Force employees at the Pentagon will conduct a “capacity test” Friday to ensure they’re equipped to work remotely.
Lobotomizing of federal telework programs could be happening for a couple of reasons but the coronavirus is presenting a new test of that trend.
The National Treasury Employees Union is challenging the Federal Labor Relations Authority’s recent decision on dues payments in the U.S. Court of Appeals.
President Donald Trump has officially announced his intention to Congress to give civilian employees a 1% federal pay raise in 2021. His submission of an “alternative pay plan” comes months before the typical August deadline.
President Donald Trump’s proposed 1% across-the-board federal pay raise is an attempt to meet Congress “halfway” on the topic, as the administration also recommended more agency funding on employee performance rewards and bonuses.
There are some things, persons, places, food, sports teams etc., that people either love or hate. Take teleworking.