OMB told agencies to offer “maximum telework flexibilities to all current telework eligible employees” due to the coronavirus pandemic, but the majority of feds aren’t eligible.
In today’s Federal Newscast, over a quarter of the Senate is calling on President Trump to sign an executive order mandating telework for all eligible federal employees. 27 Senate Democrats say Trump needs to give clear direction, not general guidance.
For most of the Postal Service’s 600,000-employee workforce, work continues as usual, but in a heightened state of vigilance.
The notion that agencies could fire federal employees for “disloyalty” or personal political beliefs has long been dispensed with, and was codified in the Civil Service Reform Act, now over 40 years old.
As the Trump administration urges agencies to expand telework to employees at “higher risk” of exposure to coronavirus, the Education Department has taken steps to relax limits on how often employees can work from home.
New DoD guidance says employees can telework even if they’re also caring for a sick dependent at home.
In today’s Federal Newscast, the Government Accountability Office says Interior never gave detailed reasons for relocating specific Bureau of Land Management headquarters positions to Colorado or other western states.
In today’s Federal Newscast, members of Congress are taking different approaches to make sure agency telework policies remain unhindered.
In today’s Federal Newscast, Interior Secretary David Bernhardt says BLM issued 173 relocation notices to employees, and about 80 accepted the move to Colorado.
The Justice Department said a linguist working for the U.S. military kept a list of secret informants hidden her mattress and has been charged with sharing the names with a romantic interest linked to the Lebanese militant group Hezbollah.
For thousands of federal employees for whom travel is a part of the job, the coronavirus is a new threat.
When the government vets people for security clearance, some small differences show up in how it looks at federal employees and contractors.
Lobotomizing of federal telework programs could be happening for a couple of reasons but the coronavirus is presenting a new test of that trend.
Warning of long lines and flight delays, the union representing Transportation Security Administration officers said airports are understaffed, officers underpaid.