Congress introduced, debated and passed a $2.3 trillion spending and COVID-19 relief package into law in less than 24 hours. Federal employee groups say lawmakers left out an important provision in the frenzy.
VA has paused its near-real-time public reporting of new COVID-19 cases, but as of Dec. 11, the department was tracking 17,757 active cases, including 1,441 VA health care workers with active COVID-19, according to VA's public data.
Proposed regulations from the Office of Personnel Management prioritize an employee's performance over length of service when choosing who to retain during a reduction in force (RIF). The regulations are another piece of President Trump's 2018 executive order on employee firings.
The 2021 National Defense Authorization Act will allow federal employees to carry over more vacation time into next year. It also corrects past legislative mistakes with the paid parental leave program by expanding coverage to include all federal employees.
Are federal employee unions going to see a surge, or even a modest/steady rise, in membership after four years under President Trump as some people predict?
The latest decision from a U.S. Court of Federal Claims judge means attorneys can begin what will likely be a lengthy pursuit of damages for excepted federal employees who worked without pay during the last government shutdown.
The appointment of the next SSA Commissioner will not only set the tone for the next four years of workplace management at SSA, but have lasting implications for the millions of Americans who rely on the services we provide.
The Federal Labor Relations Authority agreed with a 2018 decision from an arbitrator, who said the Department of Veterans Affairs violated the terms of its collective bargaining agreement when it implemented portions of the VA Accountability and Whistleblower Protection Act.
President-elect Biden has promised unions he'll repeal the 2018 executive orders designed to limit collective bargaining and official time. But simply repealing them won't immediately resolve issues.
Agencies reported a 28% drop in official time usage across government in 2019, according to a new report from the Office of Personnel Management.
After a long standoff with Veterans Affairs, the American Federation of Government Employees finally has a contract. But the deal was imposed by the Federal Service Impasses Panel, who mostly sided with VA management.
The decision from the impasses panel, once implemented, would dramatically cut official time and abolish labor-management training, safety committees and the ability to pursue certain grievances for employees at the Department of Veterans Affairs.
The incoming Biden administration has plenty to learn from its predecessors about setting the tone, supporting productive labor-management relationships and using existing data to effectively manage the federal workforce.
Commentator Jeff Neal lays out 5 Trump administration executive orders for the civil service that he thinks should be high on the list to be canceled immediately by the Biden administration.