A federal district court has dismissed a lawsuit from the American Federation of Government Employees, which challenged a two-year-old advisory opinion from the Office of Special Counsel on the Hatch Act and its implications around impeachment.
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.
Under a Biden administration, President Donald Trump’s 2018 workforce executive orders would go, the National Treasury Employees Union said Monday.
The rule finalizes a 2-1 decision the FLRA had made back in February.
A group of named and anonymous victims is suing the American Federation of Government Employees over the conduct of former national president J. David Cox. The plaintiffs, who filed their lawsuit in federal district court, say current union leaders failed to take action and covered up known instances of sexual harassment and misconduct.
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.
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.
The Civil Service Retirement System (CSRS) celebrated a big birthday last Friday, but there are few federal participants left in the government’s once signature pension plan.
The American Federation of Government Employees and the Kalijarvi, Chuzi, Newman & Fitch law firm say employees working through the coronavirus pandemic without the proper protective gear are entitled to hazardous duty pay.
The Office of Personnel Management also announced an operating status change for the national capital region. Federal offices are open but with maximum telework flexibilities for eligible employees.