President Donald Trump is getting heavy pushback from top National Guard officials, advocates and the individual states for reprogramming funds from the Pentagon to build a wall on the southern border.
A bicameral pair of lawmakers have reintroduced legislation for the sixth consecutive year now, which would ensure employees get a federal pay raise in 2021.
Thirty-four lawmakers are asking DoD to provide information about where the money will come from.
In today’s Federal Newscast, the Competitive Pay for Leaders in Veterans Health Care Act will correct an unintended consequence from a 2010 bill that was supposed to help Veterans Affairs Department fill Senior Executive Service positions.
The bill creates a tenant bill of rights and makes it easier for DoD to punish housing contractors.
In today’s Federal Newscast, the Thrift Savings Plan will require tougher online security measures for its participants by the end of the year.
Military housing companies have hired more staff and invested more money, but lawmakers say problems persist.
Lawmakers have asked Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue to allow employees impacted by the upcoming USDA relocation to use telework and other flexibilities to alleviate the burdens of the move to Kansas City. USDA and the American Federation of Government Employees are expected to continue bargaining negotiations over those flexibilities this week.
In today’s Federal Newscast, the new local union at the Agriculture Department’s Economic Research Service estimate four out of five employees will decline to relocate out of the national capital region.
The Trump administration’s national research and development AI plan has set a goal to focus more on collaboration between government and private sector.