A group of 43 House members, including four Republicans, are again calling on the Trump administration to give federal employees and military members the choice to opt-out of the president's payroll tax deferral.
Military members and federal employee groups worry those impacted by the president's mandatory payroll tax deferral aren't getting the message about the extra dollars they're seeing in their paychecks -- and that they'll have to pay it all back next year.
The president's upcoming payroll tax deferral is effective for civilian federal employees when the current pay period ends Sept. 12, the Defense Finance and Accounting Service said. For active-duty military, the president's payroll tax deferral is effective for the mid-month paycheck Sept. 15.
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services has averted impending employee furloughs for now, but the agency warned it would make "unprecedented spending cuts" to avoid immediate hardship on its workforce. The agency said can't promise it will avoid future USCIS furloughs.
In today's Federal Newscast, federal employees are learning a little more about the paid parental leave program.
In today's Federal Newscast, a bipartisan group of senators is pushing for more funding for the National Institutes of Health.
Sens. Mark Warner (D-Va.) and Tim Kaine (D-Va.), along with Ben Cardin (D-Md.) and Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.), asked Senate leadership to include a provision in the next stimulus bill to extend Section 3610 provisions that provide paid leave, including sick leave, to employees and subcontractors until Dec. 31, 2021.
In today's Federal Newscast, a new executive order from the White House calls on agencies to examine contractors' use of foreign workers.
Congressional leaders haven't agreed yet to the big-ticket items in the next coronavirus relief package, but members are already pushing for smaller provisions. A bipartisan group of senators want Congress to require maximum telework for federal employees in the next bill.
Six Democrat Senators wrote to Appropriations Committee leaders asking them to support agency efforts to modernize legacy technology systems by increasing the Technology Modernization Fund.
The Trump administration’s request for $1.8 billion to build a new FBI headquarters in Washington D.C. in the latest coronavirus spending bill has lost any steam.
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services told employees it would delay the possibility of furloughs until the end of August. Employees will receive another furlough notice in the coming days reflecting the new potential date, the agency said.
In today's Federal Newscast, the American Federation of Government Employees is making a renewed push in court to score hazard pay for federal employees working on the frontlines of the pandemic.
Federal offices are reopening, sort of. Many employees are confused by the phasing and worried there'll be enough supplies and separation for safety.Federal offices are reopening, sort of. Many employees are confused by the phasing and worried there'll be enough supplies and separation for safety.