The military services have hired hundreds of new staff to ensure troops and their families have decent living conditions, but DoD says sustaining the improvements they've made will cost an extra $120 million per year.
For how they're faring, Federal Drive with Tom Temin checked in with the Executive Director of the Office of Congressional Workplace Rights, Susan Tsui Grundmann.
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.
In today's Federal Newscast, the House Oversight and Reform Committee cleared a 570-million-dollar emergency paid leave sick leave bank for federal employees and postal workers.
Tests on VA's new system showed more than 500 serious problems as recently as last summer. The department managed to resolve or work around almost all of them by the time of its first deployment in October.
In today's Federal Newscast, as sexual assault continues to be a bigger issue in the military, a new study finds it is affecting retention.
In today's Federal Newscast, the Justice Department isn't requiring COVID-19 vaccinations for its employees right now, but it may have more vaccine information at a later date.
Michael Horowitz and Allison Lerner discussed what the inspectors general community thinks of the top challenges for the federal government in the next year.
In today's Federal Newscast, Maryland and Virginia Democrats say federal employees should have the option of taking administrative leave to get the COVID-19 vaccine.
All 10 members of the Federal Service Impasses Panel either resigned or were removed this week. Clearing house at the panel was a major priority for federal employee unions, but reversing course from the 2018 executive orders is a more time-consuming and complex process.
The Defense secretary put a halt to Trump-era actions against transgender service members.
In today's Federal Newscast, after the Army made huge changes to its grooming standards last week, some soldiers want more change.
So what are you doing for the next 10-20-30 years? Equally important, if you are a fed, is what will your Thrift Savings Plan be doing during that time?
What the heck is a liberal leave snow day anyhow, when almost nobody is already coming to the office?