In today’s Federal Newscast, Senate and House Veterans Affairs committee leaders are demanding answers from the VA about claims involving secret wait lists for veterans seeking care.
The Federal Service Impasses Panel has weighed in another labor-management dispute, rewriting portions of a collective bargaining agreement between the Social Security Administration and the American Federation of Government Employees.
An arbitration panel decided mostly against the American Federation of Government Employees in an impasse with Social Security.
The House Appropriations Financial Services and General Government Subcommittee on Monday easily cleared its 2020 funding bill, which includes a 3.1% federal pay raise for civilian employees.
The House Appropriations Financial Services and General Government Subcommittee included a pay raise for civilian employees in its 2020 spending bill.
AFGE is calling for “immediate transfer” of more than 2,000 federal employees at a multiagency facility in St. Louis with a history of hazardous materials mismanagement, including lead and asbestos.
At least one department is implementing a new limit on telework for some employees during the summer Metro closures. The Agriculture Department isn’t lifting its limit on telework during the Metro construction but has encouraged employees to consider flexible and alternative work schedules.
A blue-ribbon panel, authorized by Transportation Security Administrator David Pekoske, said pay was the biggest driver of TSA’s high turnover. But the panel urged the agency against adding its security officers to the General Schedule.
Margaret Weichert, acting director of the Office of Personnel Management, acknowledged Tuesday the administration may need more time to carry out the proposed merger with the General Services Administration.
The Trump administration will face tough questions Tuesday as the House Oversight and Reform Government Operations Subcommittee reviews the proposed merger of the Office of Personnel with the General Services Administration.