The federal arbitrator recently stopped the Social Security Administration from moving ahead on a partial labor contract with the Association of Administrative Law Judges.
The House is considering new legislation in effort to reform VA's beleaguered Office of Accountability and Whistleblower Protection, while the Senate is hopeful new political leadership might "right the ship."
Rep. Jody Hice (R-Ga.), ranking member of the government operations subcommittee, is calling on OPM to facilitate return-to-work plans for the federal workforce as soon as possible. Rep. Gerry Connolly (D-Va.) is urging a more cautious approach.
The Office of Personnel Management is reviewing a 2017 executive order from the Trump administration, which disbanded formal labor-management relations forums.
The National Whistleblower Center has urged federal agency heads to offer educational programming on National Whistleblower Day.
Last week we asked how people were holding up with telework. There were so many good replies we're going to have to split the results.
Masks are no longer required for fully-vaccinated employees, contractors and visitors inside federal buildings, the Office of Management and Budget told agencies last week. Maximum telework guidelines remain in place.
Each year the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission hosts a training conference for HR and EEO practitioners in both government and industry.
As pandemic guidelines change, the House Oversight and Reform Committee advanced legislation that would require specific workplace safety plans from federal agencies as they prepare to reopen offices.
In today's Federal Newscast, the watchdog for the Office of Personnel Management says the agency didn't do enough to inform its employees of positive or suspected COVID-19 cases last year.
For one view of what's ahead, Federal Drive with Tom Temin turned to the new Senate Sergeant at Arms Ret. Army Lt. Gen. Karen Gibson.
Had the outcome gone differently, the case could have had potentially precedential consequences for federal employees, according to the Office of Special Counsel.
Federal Drive with Tom Temin concluded its four-part series, Federal Unions: For better or for worse, with the president of one of the major unions itself, the National Treasury Employees Union's Tony Reardon.
There's bipartisan consensus transportation security officers are underpaid, but Congress can't yet agree on the best path for raising TSA salaries.