In today's Federal Newscast, the General Services Administration is changing how it verifies that companies are eligible to do business with or receive assistance from the government.
The detailed version of the President's 2020 budget request includes a series of familiar pay and retirement cuts and a wide variety of proposals designed to change the way agencies compensate, hire, manage and reward both current and future federal employees.
At least 10,000 federal employees from National Treasury Employees Union bargaining units have opted into one of the union's government shutdown lawsuits.
A time frame has been issued for when feds can expect new locality pay tables from the Office of Personnel Management, 12 days after the president signed a 1.9 percent 2019 pay raise for civilian employees.
But if you don’t appreciate politicians trying to eliminate long-promised features of your Federal Employees Retirement System or Civil Service Retirement System packages fasten your seat belts.
The House is set to clear a 2.6 percent federal pay raise for civilian employees this year. The Senate already has a companion of the Federal Civilian Workforce Pay Fairness Act.
The Office of Personnel Management has told agencies not to give political appointees a $8,000-to-10,000 pay raise originally set to go into effect Saturday. But a prior executive order provided the raise unless Congress acts, which it has not.
A package of bills from House Democrats would reopen government, provide full-year funding for most federal agencies and give civilian employees a pay raise in 2019.
Because of the pay freeze, federal employees living in the six new locality pay areas will have to wait at least another year before seeing any increase in their paychecks.
In an executive order Friday, the president directed that base and locality pay for 2019 stay at 2018 levels.
Federal employees wondering whether they'll see a pay raise in 2019 were in for a year-long roller coaster ride rather than a straight answer. One week before the 2019, it's still up in the air. Here are some highlights from 2018.
The House has passed its own continuing resolution that would fund all of government through Feb. 8 and provide $5 billion toward the southern border. The CR is reportedly a tough sell in the Senate, setting up further anxiety and uncertainty ahead of Friday's partial shutdown deadline.
The Office of Personnel Management finalized six new locality pay areas for some 71,000 federal employees in 2019.
Before the end of 2018, Congress needs solutions for seven unfinished appropriations bills, plus a definitive answer on federal employee pay.