Agencies that implemented policies from President Trump's 2018 workforce orders should work with federal unions to write new bargaining provisions, the Office of Personnel Management said Friday. OPM offered up more directions on how agencies should respond to a January executive order from the Biden administration that rescinded Trump's policies.
In today's Federal Newscast, President Joe Biden rescinded a 2020 memo that gave the Defense secretary the authority to exclude certain employees from collective bargaining.
New Veterans Affairs Secretary Denis McDonough said he hasn't made any decisions yet on how he'll approach collective bargaining, but he's meeting with labor leaders and getting to know employees at the department.
President Joe Biden has named Kiran Ahuja to be his new director of the Office of Personnel Management. Ahuja previously served as OPM's chief of staff during the Obama administration, and she lead the president's Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders.
Though they've both hired new people in the year since the Agriculture Department's Kansas City relocation, two of USDA's major research bureaus are operating today with nearly 30% fewer employees, data shows.
All 10 members of the Federal Service Impasses Panel either resigned or were removed this week. Clearing house at the panel was a major priority for federal employee unions, but reversing course from the 2018 executive orders is a more time-consuming and complex process.
The American Federation of Government Employees is pleased the Trump-era executive orders that limited collective bargaining and cut official time are gone. But the union is waiting on agencies to determine how exactly they'll revisit old contracts and repair working relationships.
President Joe Biden took executive action Friday to repeal at least four Trump-era executive orders that limited collective bargaining and stripped certain job protections from career federal employees.
In today's Federal Newscast, A union representing EPA employees has filed an unfair labor practice charge, saying Administrator Andrew Wheeler is lying about its negotiations with the agency.
A new year might have dawned but relations between management and employees at the Social Security Administration remain tense.
VA has paused its near-real-time public reporting of new COVID-19 cases, but as of Dec. 11, the department was tracking 17,757 active cases, including 1,441 VA health care workers with active COVID-19, according to VA's public data.
Love him or hate him, or whatever you think of him, Trump has been an exquisitely attractive football to kick around.
In today's Federal Newscast, five years after the Office of Federal Procurement Policy issued guidance on reverse auctions, the Federal Acquisition Regulations Council is finally implementing it.
Government funding, a potential Covid-19 relief deal, the annual defense policy bill and a federal pay raise are all unresolved items as Congress heads into a pivotal week before it's scheduled to go home for the holidays.