In today’s Federal Newscast, auditors at the Government Accountability Office say the Homeland Security Department has made considerable progress towards fixing management weaknesses.
The Trump administration’s 2020 budget proposal includes recommendations that would shorten the time federal employees have to appeal a disciplinary or performance-based firing, suspension or other punishment.
In today’s Federal Newscast, Rep. Tom O’Halleran (D-Ariz.) said he is on a “journey” to make sure federal agencies don’t abuse federal travel plans.
President Donald Trump has announced his intent to nominate Dale Cabaniss to be the permanent director of the Office of Personnel Management. The agency has been without permanent leadership for five months.
In today’s Federal Newscast, the Federal Labor Relations Authority, the agency in charge of union relationships, no longer has one with it’s own employees union.
In today’s Federal Newscast, 11 agencies improved their grades, and for the first time no agency received an F on the Federal IT Acquisition Reform Act or FITARA scorecard.
The Federal Labor Relations Authority said it reviewed case load, staffing and rental costs before finalizing its decision its second regional office in two months.
The Federal Labor Relations Authority reportedly told the American Federation of Government Employees this week that the Education Department did bargain in “bad faith” when it ended ground rules negotiations and implemented its own management document.
My concern with respect to these executive orders is that they make civil service reform less likely. There are many areas where agreement between the right and left is a possibility. The issue of labor relations is not high on that list.
Eight former regional directors of the Federal Labor Relations Authority say the agency’s plan to close two regional offices by the end of the fiscal year is a blow to efficiency and may undo recent progress in the labor-management community.