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.
The latest decision from a U.S. Court of Federal Claims judge means attorneys can begin what will likely be a lengthy pursuit of damages for excepted federal employees who worked without pay during the last government shutdown.
The appointment of the next SSA Commissioner will not only set the tone for the next four years of workplace management at SSA, but have lasting implications for the millions of Americans who rely on the services we provide.
The Federal Labor Relations Authority agreed with a 2018 decision from an arbitrator, who said the Department of Veterans Affairs violated the terms of its collective bargaining agreement when it implemented portions of the VA Accountability and Whistleblower Protection Act.
President-elect Biden has promised unions he'll repeal the 2018 executive orders designed to limit collective bargaining and official time. But simply repealing them won't immediately resolve issues.
Sen. Gary Peters (D-Mich.), ranking member of the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, introduced new legislation Wednesday that would simply nullify the president's recent Schedule F executive order. The bill has more than 35 cosponsors.
Agencies reported a 28% drop in official time usage across government in 2019, according to a new report from the Office of Personnel Management.
After a long standoff with Veterans Affairs, the American Federation of Government Employees finally has a contract. But the deal was imposed by the Federal Service Impasses Panel, who mostly sided with VA management.
Senate Republicans included a federal pay freeze for civilian employees in their 2021 appropriations bills. So where do things stand now?
The decision from the impasses panel, once implemented, would dramatically cut official time and abolish labor-management training, safety committees and the ability to pursue certain grievances for employees at the Department of Veterans Affairs.
Senate Republicans released the drafts of 12 appropriations bills Tuesday morning. One of the bills includes a federal pay freeze for civilian employees, senior executives and political appointees in 2021.