The president signed a three-week continuing resolution until law, that reopens the government and keeps it open until at least Feb. 8.
The Office of Management and Budget told agencies to begin sending employees informal notices about their work status by the end of Friday. Formal notices detailing their “excepted” or “furloughed” status should come over the weekend and into Monday.
Rep. Gerry Connolly (D-Va.) and Sen. Brian Schatz (D-Hawaii) have reintroduced the FAIR Act, which would give federal employees a 3 percent pay raise for 2019.
The Ensuring a Qualified Civil Service (EQUALS) Act would extend the probationary period for most federal employees and senior executives from one years to two.
The Veterans Affairs Department released its draft proposal to revise the current Veterans Choice Program, setting up weeks of passionate debate on what the future of the program should look like.
The Office of Personnel Management announced the average premium rate increases for 2018 ahead of open season, which runs from Nov. 13 through Dec. 11.
President Donald Trump disbanded the National Council on Federal Labor-Management Relations, eliminating a formal advisory panel designed to create better relationships between agency management and labor.
A judge said the difference between “disclosure” and “theft,” and inability to predict future harm were two reasons she dismissed the OPM data breach lawsuits.
President Donald Trump authorized a pay raise for civilian and military employees beginning Jan. 1, 2018.
Senior Correspondent Mike Causey asks, could politicians out to gut the federal retirement program be damaging their hopes of higher office?