The $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief package gives federal employees access to a new bank of paid leave, which will allow them to recover from COVID-19 and care for sick family members, or children who are learning virtually from home. President Joe Biden signed the relief bill into law Thursday afternoon.
Agencies that implemented policies from President Trump's 2018 workforce orders should work with federal unions to write new bargaining provisions, the Office of Personnel Management said Friday. OPM offered up more directions on how agencies should respond to a January executive order from the Biden administration that rescinded Trump's policies.
President Joe Biden took executive action Friday to repeal at least four Trump-era executive orders that limited collective bargaining and stripped certain job protections from career federal employees.
Agencies reported a 28% drop in official time usage across government in 2019, according to a new report from the Office of Personnel Management.
Senate Republicans released the drafts of 12 appropriations bills Tuesday morning. One of the bills includes a federal pay freeze for civilian employees, senior executives and political appointees in 2021.
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.