The House passed a bill that would change the way agencies discipline and remove federal employees and members of the Senior Executive Service. One provision would put all SES members under the same, expedited disciplinary process that senior executives at the Veterans Affairs Department had until the Justice Department challenged its constitutionality.
Ten months after Defense Secretary Ash Carter sanctioned Lean In Circles for DoD agencies, women are using the circles to fight gender bias.
Transgender service members may now serve openly and will be able to receive medical care relating to transgender issues.
Commands and agencies throughout the Defense Department have identified the precise civilian jobs they intend to eliminate or restructure under a Pentagon initiative to cut back layers of administration.
A recent decision from the Justice Department is prompting the VA to stop using the authority it has under current legislation to fire senior executives more quickly. The Senate Veterans Affairs Committee said the news comes after an inquiry over whether the VA planned to make any policy changes after the DOJ decision, which ultimately ruled that a key provision in the VA Choice Act is unconstitutional.
The richest nation on earth has the poorest record when it comes to guaranteeing paid parental leave for its people. This is embarrassing.
Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter announced sweeping changes to DoD’s personnel system for both military officers and civilian employees, saying it needs more flexibility to control military promotions and to hire qualified civil servants.
President Barack Obama has named Rear Adm. Michael Gilday to be the next commander of the Navy’s 10th Fleet and Fleet Cyber Command, the Defense Department said on Tuesday.
The Justice Department says a specific provision in the Veterans Choice Act, which ultimately renders that the disciplinary decision from administration MSPB judge is final for certain senior executives, violates a clause in the Constitution. U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch says Justice will continue to uphold vast majority of the Choice Act.
Service members with post-traumatic stress disorder or traumatic brain injury cannot separated be from the service without those conditions being taken into consideration, even in cases of misconduct.
Debra D’Agostino, a founding partner with the Federal Practice Group, details the strange history of personnel practices for airport security screeners.
VA Secretary Bob McDonald said his department is different enough from other federal agencies that a separate personnel system is appropriate for VA senior executives. McDonald also said the department is working on new performance standards to measure veterans’ satisfaction with VA medical facilities and the time it takes to receive an appointment.
Lawmakers’ concerns about abuses of power at the Transportation Security Administration have been supported by whistleblowers’ testimony.
Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) plans to introduce a package of bills aimed at government reform. The legislative bundle includes extra protection for whistleblowers as well as barriers to prevent abuse of administrative leave and awarding bonuses to misbehaving employees.