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.
Dale Cabaniss, who briefly led the Office of Personnel Management for six months, has resigned Tuesday afternoon, Federal News Network has learned.
In today’s Federal Newscast, Deputy Secretary David Norquist says it’s unlikely DoD will be asked to do another round of reprogramming in 2021, after it moved more than $7 billion to fund wall construction.
New paid parental leave benefits will be ready by the Oct. 1 deadline, the Office of Personnel Management said Monday in a letter to the National Treasury Employees Union. NTEU had raised doubts about OPM’s plans for implementing the new law.
The largest federal employee union is also urging the Office of Personnel Management to allow all telework-eligible workers to begin immediately working remotely.
The Office of Personnel Management instructed agencies to ensure their employees are “telework capable,” amid growing concerns over the coronavirus. Telework-eligible Air Force employees at the Pentagon will conduct a “capacity test” Friday to ensure they’re equipped to work remotely.
OPM Director Dale Cabaniss sent a memo to agencies detailing ways they can evaluate current employees for reskilling or candidates to hire to fill critical cybersecurity positions.
An online database of nearly 800 agency collective bargaining agreements is now live on the Office of Personnel Management’s website. The creation of a common, public CBA system was a requirement of the president’s 2018 workforce executive orders.
Federal employee unions have until Jan. 10 to inform the Department of Veterans Affairs whether they would stay and pay rent or leave their currently occupied, government-owned VA office space. The president’s 2018 workforce executive orders require unions to pay rent in order to continue using agency property.
Employee engagement held steady across the federal workforce at 68%, according to the newly released results of the Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey.