In a surprising reversal, President Donald Trump has chosen to give civilian federal employees a pay raise next year.
The legal battle over the president’s workforce executive orders continues, after federal employee unions on Friday asked the full U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit to hear their case.
Eligible employees at the Agriculture Department who plan to leave the agency rather than relocate to Kansas City by the end of the fiscal year will receive buyouts worth $10,000, rather than the maximum incentive payment of $25,000.
The American Federation of Government Employees said the Office of Special Counsel’s November 2018 guidance on advocating or opposing “impeachment” or “resistance” violates federal employees’ First Amendment rights.
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit on Wednesday denied the Trump administration’s motion to immediately lift the injunction on the president’s workforce executive orders.
Though the agreement doesn’t make any guarantees, the deal the Agriculture Department and the American Federation of Government Employees reached late last week gives employees impacted by the Kansas City relocation a path to request more time to make the move and other flexibilities.
A federal judge invalidated nine provisions of the President’s workforce executive orders in a ruling last August. But the U.S. Court of Appeals overturned that decision Tuesday.
The House Appropriations Financial Services and General Government Subcommittee on Monday easily cleared its 2020 funding bill, which includes a 3.1% federal pay raise for civilian employees.
A blue-ribbon panel, authorized by Transportation Security Administrator David Pekoske, said pay was the biggest driver of TSA’s high turnover. But the panel urged the agency against adding its security officers to the General Schedule.
Margaret Weichert, acting director of the Office of Personnel Management, acknowledged Tuesday the administration may need more time to carry out the proposed merger with the General Services Administration.