In today’s Federal Newscast, House Democrats are eyeing hazard pay for frontline federal employees for the next emergency coronavirus package.
Your agency has a lot to think about as it considers reopening federal offices during the pandemic. Employees will trust the good leaders to make the right decision, former executives said, but absent leaders will struggle to earn that trust quickly.
Congress has approved nearly $3 trillion to keep government services and the economy running during the coronavirus pandemic, but standing up the layers of oversight into that spending has gone less smoothly.
The Association of Administrative Law Judges sued the Federal Service Impasses Panel this week, joining a growing list of union lawsuits that have challenged the panel’s constitutionality and authority.
The Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service took steps before the coronavirus pandemic to set up one-third of its mediators with video teleconferencing capabilities. Now all 150 FMCS mediators are conducting virtual meetings with employers, agencies and unions.
It looks as if there is solid commitment on the part of the government to ensure contractor employees, who can’t get on premises to do their work, to get paid leave.
Unless you’ve been a professional hermit for most of your life, the past few weeks have been weird. Mike Causey asked some long-time readers how they are coping.
It’s been several years since budget challenges caused federal agencies to offer widespread buyouts and early-outs to their workforces, but the Defense Contract Management Agency is finding itself in that position now.
Customs and Border Protection said it rescinded weather and safety leave schedules for some officers to prepare for a potential influx of migrants at the southern border who might carry the virus. But the National Treasury Employees Union said the decision puts CBP officers at unnecessary risk at time when border traffic is down.
The stimulus bill was a heavy lift for Congress, now various agencies are working to implement it. For what it looked like at the ground level and some of the federal concerns, the Federal Drive with Tom Temin spoke Virginia Rep. Jennifer Wexton (D).
The pandemic board will oversee more than $2 trillion in spending, but recent shakeups in its leadership raise longstanding questions about the independence of these watchdogs.
The Department of Veterans Affairs flatly disputed claims the American Federation of Government Employees made in an unsafe work complaint to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration.
The Office of Personnel Management has given the Department of Veterans Affairs authority to rehire retired federal medical professionals.
Federal employees must simply prove they received differential treatment due to their age during the personnel decision-making process, the Supreme Court said Monday. They do not need to prove age discrimination as the sole reason for a firing, demotion or other personnel action.