The National Treasury Employees Union said it will push agencies at the bargaining table, as well as the new administration and Congress through legislation or new policy, to consider making telework arrangements and remote work programs permanent.
In today's Federal Newscast, the Government Accountability Office sees some progress in the efforts from the Department of Homeland Security to improve employee engagement.
A new year might have dawned but relations between management and employees at the Social Security Administration remain tense.
The 2021 National Defense Authorization Act will allow federal employees to carry over more vacation time into next year. It also corrects past legislative mistakes with the paid parental leave program by expanding coverage to include all federal employees.
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.
Commentator Jeff Neal lays out 5 Trump administration executive orders for the civil service that he thinks should be high on the list to be canceled immediately by the Biden administration.
Don Kettl, a professor at the LBJ School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas, offered his take on the most important administrative and governance topics ahead.
Federal News Network reviewed the track records and campaign policies for President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden. Here's where they stand on the issues important to federal employees, including pay, benefits and government oversight.
New proposed regulations from OPM reinterpret the agency's own 40-year-old reading of the Back Pay Act, and would limit the kinds of cases where federal employees could receive back pay, as well as exclude unions from receiving attorney fees.
The Federal Labor Relations Authority issued three recent decisions on behalf of three separate departments, all of which will likely give agencies more power at the collective bargaining table.
The way things seem to be going between Department of Veterans Affairs management and the American Federation of Government Employees, contract negotiations could outlast the pandemic.
In a collective bargaining dispute between the National Treasury Employees Union and the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, an arbitrator said the agency committed unfair labor practices by implementing pieces of the president's 2018 workforce executive orders. Those practices, the arbitrator said, also run contrary to a longstanding federal labor-relations law.
Under a new collective bargaining agreement, eligible employees at the EPA can telework up to two days a week. But the agency suggested employees could have had a more generous policy if its union had made its own concessions.
As Congress debates must-pass legislation for 2021, members are leaving many of the big-ticket federal workforce items on the table this year.