John Kamensky, after spending 24 years in federal public service, spent another career researching, writing about and pushing for governmental excellence, just retired
In today's Federal Newscast, the two largest federal employee unions are calling on the Education Department to cancel student debt for federal employees with 10 years or more of public service.
After a contentious four years under the Trump administration, some are predicting that federal employee unions will see an uptick in active members.
The Department of Veterans Affairs on Friday announced steps it would take to comply with a January executive order from President Joe Biden. The agency's largest federal employee union called it a "step in the right direction."
Despite several delays, Veterans Affairs Secretary Denis McDonough said he still believed the department could meet its $16 billion, 10-year plan to deploy a new electronic health record.
The National Treasury Employees Union said agencies are responding to the Biden's administration's call to restore labor relations in a variety of ways. Some agencies are making plans to return to the bargaining table, while others haven't responded to requests to revisit previous contracts.
Agencies that implemented policies from President Trump's 2018 workforce orders should work with federal unions to write new bargaining provisions, the Office of Personnel Management said Friday. OPM offered up more directions on how agencies should respond to a January executive order from the Biden administration that rescinded Trump's policies.
One thing you can say about working for the IRS, it's been exciting. Now the agency's Professional Managers Association has a new roster of leadership to take on a second filing season weirded out by the pandemic.
Biden administration officials say they're striking a new tone with federal employees, and the Office of Personnel Management is ready to reemerge as a luminary in workforce policy, a top leader at the agency said Monday.
In today's Federal Newscast, President Joe Biden rescinded a 2020 memo that gave the Defense secretary the authority to exclude certain employees from collective bargaining.
Were federal employees happier than ever or left vulnerable after four years of President Donald Trump? Members of the House Oversight and Reform Committee are decidedly split.
New Veterans Affairs Secretary Denis McDonough said he hasn't made any decisions yet on how he'll approach collective bargaining, but he's meeting with labor leaders and getting to know employees at the department.
President Joe Biden has named Kiran Ahuja to be his new director of the Office of Personnel Management. Ahuja previously served as OPM's chief of staff during the Obama administration, and she lead the president's Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders.
Agencies should offer administrative leave to federal employees to get a COVID-19 vaccine, the Safer Federal Workforce Task Force says. The task force also suggested employees who ignore the mask mandate could face disciplinary action.