In today’s Federal Newscast, a White House plan to take away some workers rights from civilian Defense employees was denied support from the Senate.
To help ease the administrative burden on Border Patrol agents, U.S. Customs and Border Protection is creating a new position for handling the processing of border apprehensions.
In a complaint to the Federal Labor Relations Authority, the union says DoD is violating the law by reassigning more than 1,000 employees without consulting collective bargaining representatives.
Federal workers and their unions are not finished voicing their thoughts on the partial government shutdown, which hit 28 days ago on Friday. Around the country employees rallied in protest this week, demanding an end to the impasse between Congress and the White House and the return of their paychecks.
In today’s Federal Newscast, along with bonuses, the Transportation Security Administration said it can legally pay employees who worked the first day of the shutdown.
The Environmental Protection Agency, already at its lowest staffing level since the Reagan administration, could see another round of buyouts and early retirements next fiscal year.
Environmental Protection Agency acting Deputy Administrator Mike Flynn said more details about what positions are included in the VERA/VSIP program will be available this summer.