In today’s Federal Newscast, the General Services Administration re-iterates a policy prohibiting employees from sleeping in their offices or the buildings they work in.
The Federal Salary Council is still debating a series of controversial changes to the methodology currently used to set federal employee locality pay.
Three members of the Federal Salary Council have made their official recommendations to the President’s pay agent suggesting how to improve the way government evaluates and compensates federal employees.
Federal employees in the six newly established locality pay areas may be disappointed with the payout from their 2019 retroactive raises.
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 today’s Federal Newscast, the Office of Personnel Management’s inspector general assesses what the agency has done to improve its cybersecurity controls since the 2014 data breach.
The Federal Salary Council also offered some reassurance to federal employees in at least four areas where locality pay is still pending. Locality pay rates should be finalized in time for employees’ first paychecks in January 2019, the Office of Personnel Management said.
Federal employees in these four new areas would likely see the locality pay changes on or after Jan. 1, 2019 in their first paychecks of the new year.
The Trump administration has been pulling at the Gordian knot of federal employment.
In today’s Federal Newscast, after spending 2017 with low budgets, the head of the Coast Guard says his service is now punching at the middleweight class.