It took agencies an average of 98 days to hire new talent, according to the most recent data available from 2018.
The Federal Deposit Insurance Cooperation is announcing buyouts for about 20% of its employees, which the agency said is part of an effort to streamline supervisory layers and address challenges associated with a rapidly aging workforce.
The Bureau of Land Management said it will offer relocation incentives to employees who accept reassignments. The incentives will be worth up to 25% of an employee’s basic pay at his or her new duty station.
In today’s Federal Newscast, the Bureau of Land Management said it will offer both early-outs and buyouts to parts of its workforce.
Faced with widening workforce gaps, the Agriculture Department is asking some of the employees impacted by the USDA relocation to Kansas City to continue working longer in Washington, D.C. until a later date.
Congress once again is considering higher Voluntary Separation Incentive Payments (VSIPs) for civilian federal employees.
Downsizing teams assigned to drain the swamp in different agencies can’t understand why so many employees turn up their noses when offered a $25,000 buyout.
Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says Defense has been offering $40,000 buyouts since last year, but finding anybody who actually got the bigger bucks is tough.
The Environmental Protection Agency may offer more buyouts and early retirements to its workforce later this year, once Congress approves a federal spending plan.
Federal News Radio reporters Nicole Ogrysko, Scott Maucione and Meredith Somers will discuss 2017’s top federal stories and the prospects for budget cuts, pay raises and buyouts in the new year.