In today's Federal Newscast, Homeland Security Committee chairman Bennie Thompson wants to know what DHS is doing to keep employees safe.
In today's Federal Newscast, the EPA has teamed up with the New York and Los Angeles mass transit systems to learn more about how to disinfect them.
In today's Federal Newscast, the Department of Veterans Affairs has a new digital tool to help screen veterans, employees and other visitors for coronavirus.
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.
Sonny Bhagowalia, the deputy assistant commissioner and deputy CIO, will be take over for Landfried in the interim.
In today's Federal Newscast, Elaine McCusker, DoD’s acting comptroller and chief financial officer, will step down on June 26. She was nominated by President Trump for a permanent position, but it was revoked over reported disagreements about Ukraine.
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, while many agencies are setting reopening dates in early to mid-June to bring an initial wave of employees back to the office, the Merit Systems Protection Board is waiting until the end of June.
When its Mexico border apprehensions soared last year, Customs and Border Protection hired a contractor to build a temporary detention center. It could hold 2,500 detainees, but in reality, it never had more than a few dozen at a time.
In today's Federal Newscast, agencies are starting to make some initial preparations for employees to return to the office.
Customs and Border Protection said it rescinded weather and safety leave schedules for some officers to prepare for a potential influx of migrants at the southern border who might carry the virus. But the National Treasury Employees Union said the decision puts CBP officers at unnecessary risk at time when border traffic is down.
In today's Federal Newscast, the Pentagon says servicemembers who get special incentive payments for hazardous assignments can still get their bonuses – even if the pandemic is stopping them from carrying out those missions.
In today's Federal Newscast, coronavirus cases among federal employees are piling up across the country.
Field operations across the country remain on-hold through April 15. Meanwhile, the Census Bureau warned staffing adjustments at call centers may lead to increased wait times.