Customs and Border Protection has told Accenture Federal Services to stop some work on the $297 million contract it signed late last year to help the agency more quickly hire border patrol agents and officers.
The General Services Administration told agencies they could have up to three more years to transition to the Enterprise Infrastructure Solutions (EIS) contract, but had to meet certain short term deadlines.
Federal retirement systems, CSRS and FERS, have been under attack for several years, primarily because a group of House Republicans wanted to make the FERS program less costly to taxpayers and less beneficial to its retirees.
Agencies have more guidance now on how they should comply with President Donald Trump’s May executive orders on collective bargaining. Hear this and more stories in today’s Federal Newscast.
Rep. Gerry Connolly (D-Va.) wants to find parity in annual cost-of-living-adjustments for participants in both the Federal Employee Retirement System (FERS) and Civil Service Retirement System (CSRS).
House Democrats anticipate a full slate of investigations and oversight actions once they gain the majority in January, but on at least one longstanding issue, the Justice Department’s inspector general has given no indication of whether his office look into the matter.
Some experts say there’s more bipartisan agreement on federal issues than appears at first glance.
House Democrats say the Oversight and Government Reform Committee will refocus on investigations of the executive branch, questions of cabinet-level ethics and a new twist on issues that concern the federal workforce.
Five Democratic House lawmakers, citing newly released emails between agency officials, claim President Donald Trump played a significant role in the General Services Administration’s decision last year to keep the FBI headquarters in Washington — a claim that GSA disputes.
A total of 417 federal employees have participated in the phased retirement program since the Office of Personnel Management first gave agencies the green light to start accepting applications back in 2014.