The Office of Personnel Management is currently drafting regulations needed to implement the Federal Employee Paid Leave Act. Members of the public will have a chance to comment on those regulations, due sometime in late spring.
HHS committed a “clear and patent violation” of its 2010 collective bargaining agreement with NTEU, according to an independent arbitrator.
The House has sent “minibus” spending bills, which include a 3.1% federal pay raise, to the Senate for its consideration. Congress must pass and the president must sign both bills into law by Friday to avoid a second government shutdown this year.
A 3.1% federal pay raise is a key feature of one of two “minibus” spending bills, which congressional appropriators unveiled Monday evening. Both the House and Senate are expected to quickly vote on both this week before Friday’s funding deadline.
In today’s Federal Newscast, four out of five members of the National Treasury Employees Union say they’re starting to worry about the impact of a potential government shutdown on their finances.
Federal employees will have up to 12 weeks of paid leave for the birth, adoption or foster of a new child starting in October 2020, if Congress passes and the president signs the annual defense policy bill into law.
Congress and the White House have struck a deal to include 12 weeks of paid parental leave for federal employees in the upcoming defense authorization bill. But the program would only grant parental leave, not paid time off to care for a sick family member, as originally envisioned by House Democrats.
For the second year in a row more than a million feds aren’t sure if they’ll be forced to come to work or be locked with or without pay over the holidays.
U.S. attorneys say a series of challenges from the National Treasury Employees Union on the last government shutdown should be dismissed because the union can’t demonstrate their exact legal injuries could be repeated. The deadline to avoid another government shutdown is Dec. 20.
The debate over the Thrift Savings Plan and its international fund isn’t over, as two senators have urged President Donald Trump to replace members of the Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board and employee organizations have urged Congress to reconsider their criticisms of the I fund expansion.
Agencies and federal employee unions at last have more guidance on how to implement the all provisions of the president’s workforce executive orders.
With the president’s three workforce executive orders now officially in play, federal employee unions say their implementation has varied widely across government, and Congress has taken notice.
The federal government’s half-million telecommuters are watching, many in horror, what is happening at the Social Security Administration where 11,000 teleworkers have been ordered back to the office.
The Federal Service Impasses Panel ordered an existing telework program remain for some 2,100 attorneys, decision writers and other employees at the Social Security Administration’s Office of Hearings Operation represented by the National Treasury Employees Union.