The agency, meanwhile, is lifting a hiring freeze from last summer and will post job offers “to facilitate placement opportunities for impacted employees."
The Whistleblower Protection Improvement Act would grant whistleblowers access to a federal district court jury trial if the Merit Systems Protection Board does not issue a decision in 180 days, or 240 days in complex cases.
Every government employee gets a step-pay increase whether they deserve it or not. Supervisors say too many people aren't suited to their jobs or even unwilling to do them.
Under the new emergency paid leave program, agencies will grant time off to eligible federal employees on conditional basis. Agencies will request reimbursement from the Office of Personnel Management, as long as funds are available.
Democrats and Republicans are united on the need for change at the Office of Accountability and Whistleblower Protection, but they don't yet agree on how best to improve the organization at the Department of Veterans Affairs.
The introduced IG Independence and Empowerment Act folds together several other bills lawmakers previously introduced to give IGs more investigative muscle and greater job protections.
At a time when the military is investigating a high number of sexual assault and reprisal cases, Congress is wondering if IGs are doing everything they can.
In today's Federal Newscast, the Government Accountability Office is looking for service members who were victims of hazing while they served.
According to an analysis from the Merit Systems Protection Board, agencies deny performance-based step increases and salary bumps to one in every 1,000 employees.
If people can see Wrestlemania in person, why can't at least some federal offices start to repopulate?
The Environmental Protection Agency and American Federation of Government Employees will revert back to some policies from a 2007 contract while they negotiate a new collective bargaining agreement.
In today's Federal Newscast, the Office of Special Counsel handed down a fine and two-year ban from federal service to a former official at Housing and Urban Development.
Leaders of the House Oversight and Reform Government Operations Subcommittee are calling on the Biden administration to quickly nominate qualified members to the Merit Systems Protection Board.
The Department of Veterans Affairs on Friday announced steps it would take to comply with a January executive order from President Joe Biden. The agency's largest federal employee union called it a "step in the right direction."