In today’s Federal Newscast, the Interior Department fell short of its hiring goal for seasonal firefighters ahead of another dry season.
The new budget deal between Congress and the White House includes a two-year ban on sequestration-related furloughs for federal workers.
The Department of Veterans Affairs is developing new training and policies for both employees and investigators within the agency’s Office of Accountability and Whistleblower Protection.
In today’s Federal Newscast, the National Security Agency is bringing together its foreign intelligence and cyber defense missions into a new directorate.
US attorneys asked the U.S. Court of Appeals, which last week overturned a lower court’s 2018 decision to invalidate key provisions of the president’s three workforce executive orders, to allow their immediate enforcement.
Also in today’s Federal Newscast, USDA is facing more congressional backlash for its plans to relocate two research bureaus to Kansas City, and the DoD Inspector General says former Pentagon spokeswoman Dana White misused her subordinates’ time.
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit overturned a lower court’s decision on the President’s workforce executive orders, but it also delayed lifting the injunction of the EOs.
Dean Zerbe of the National Whistleblower Center joined Federal Drive to discuss reforms to the IRS whistleblower program in the Taxpayer First Act.
Roughly 57% of employees given relocation notices at the Economic Research Service and 67% of such employees at the National Institute of Food and Agriculture have rejected USDA’s reassignment to Kansas City.
Jeff Neal argues that executive orders against collective bargaining and flip-flopping FLRA majorities are not the way to make fundamental changes in civil service policy.
In today’s Federal Newscast, Mark Esper is poised to become the next Defense secretary. If he’s confirmed, one of his first jobs will be to help fill the rest of the vacant politically-appointed positions in the Pentagon.
Federal employee unions, democrats refocus their attention on getting the Senate to agree on provisions in FY 2020 bills to block rollbacks on collective bargaining, official time for feds.
A federal judge invalidated nine provisions of the President’s workforce executive orders in a ruling last August. But the U.S. Court of Appeals overturned that decision Tuesday.
In today’s Federal Newscast, the Federal Labor Relations Authority and OPM said a 2018 Supreme Court decision opens up existing law to a new interpretation.