After a decade of on-and-off pay and hiring freezes and clampdowns on headquarters staff, Congress may be moving in the opposite direction.
Congress wants the Defense Department to address mid-tier acquisition and create a civilian training corps.
With little time to spare before the deadline, President Donald Trump signed two shutdown-averting spending bills into law and a 3.1% federal pay raise. He also signed the annual defense authorization bill, which includes a new paid parental leave program for most federal employees.
In today's Federal Newscast, the Office of Personnel Management makes some clarifications about President Trump's declared day off on Christmas Eve.
In today's Federal Newscast, USPS' Ethics Office wants to remind its employees about the restrictions applied to receiving gifts from customers and vendors.
The Congressional Budget Office's price tag on paid parental leave does not take into account employee turnover.
In today's Federal Newscast, two lawmakers want to even the playing field for hourly wage workers and General Schedule employees who work in the same location.
Agencies have a specific goal now from Congress to move security clearance holders from periodic reinvestigations to continuous vetting programs. The goal is just one of several provisions aimed at modernizing the security clearance process that lawmakers included in the 2020 defense policy bill.
In today's Federal Newscast, four out of five members of the National Treasury Employees Union say they're starting to worry about the impact of a potential government shutdown on their finances.
Twelve weeks of paid parental leave is the main attraction in the House-passed defense authorization bill, but it has a lot more for civilian federal employees.
In today's Federal Newscast, the Government Accountability Office found the agencies excluded more than $271 million in building costs per year, between fiscal 2015 through 2018.
The bill creates a tenant bill of rights and makes it easier for DoD to punish housing contractors.
Federal employees will have up to 12 weeks of paid leave for the birth, adoption or foster of a new child starting in October 2020, if Congress passes and the president signs the annual defense policy bill into law.
In its most specific take yet on the Trump administration's proposed merger of the Office of Personnel Management with the General Services Administration, Congress also commissioned the National Academy of Public Administration to conduct a top-to-bottom review of OPM.