As expected, employees at U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services are beginning to receive furlough notices ahead of a possible Aug. 3 action. The Department of Homeland Security and the Office of Management and Budget have urged Congress in recent weeks to step in with emergency funding to avoid furloughs for some 13,400 employees.
In today's Federal Newscast, the Trump administration is reminding Congress of budget challenges at US Citizenship and Immigration Services.
Customs and Border Protection's Office of Field Operations faces a $400 million partial budget shortfall before the year ends. The National Treasury Employees Union said it's concerned field officers could face furloughs without additional appropriations.
In today's Federal Newscast, the IRS will no longer be giving employees 10-25% pay increase for going into the office during the coronavirus pandemic.
A "dramatic decrease in revenue" during the coronavirus pandemic had initially forced U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services to consider furloughs for a large portion of its workforce in July.
In today's Federal Newscast, Senate Whistleblower Protection Caucus Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-IA) is putting a hold on two Trump administration nominations until the White House sheds more light on the recent firing of two inspectors general.
In today's Federal Newscast, the Transportation Security Administration soon will offer early retirements to employees across the agency.
Workforce changes may be coming soon to two subcomponents at the Department of Homeland Security, including U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, where more than half of its employees could face furloughs without emergency supplemental funding from Congress.
In today's Federal Newscast, with more federal employees working from home due to the Coronavirus pandemic, the National Institute of Standards and Technology gives advice on how to keep virtual meetings secure.
In today's Federal Newscast, members of Congress are laying out their concerns about coronavirus epidemic's potential impact on many federal programs.
Other agencies, such as the Social Security Administration and the Environmental Protection Agency, have loosened telework restrictions and announced unscheduled remote options for federal employees at regional offices in Seattle, Washington, and New York.
Shane Barney, the chief Information Security Officer at USCIS, and Togi Andrews, the CISO at FEMA, say automation and reskilling of the workforce is part of how they are evolving their security operations centers.
In today's Federal Newscast, employees at the Justice Department, who are also members of the LGBT community want reassurance from Attorney General William Barr that they won't face discrimination at the workplace
Department of Health and Human Services CISO Janet Vogel said the escape room training is one of several innovative ways to help employees understand why cybersecurity matters.