A bicameral pair of lawmakers have reintroduced legislation for the sixth consecutive year now, which would ensure employees get a federal pay raise in 2021.
A 2016 law was supposed to, at last, give FBI whistleblowers the protections most other federal employees have. But three years after the bill’s passage, at least one FBI whistleblower says he’s still waiting for an opportunity to have his day in court.
An American Federation of Government Employees local is suing the Trump administration, the Social Security Administration and the Federal Service Impasses Panel for violating an injunction on the president’s workforce executive orders.
Lawmakers have asked Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue to allow employees impacted by the upcoming USDA relocation to use telework and other flexibilities to alleviate the burdens of the move to Kansas City. USDA and the American Federation of Government Employees are expected to continue bargaining negotiations over those flexibilities this week.
The Trump administration said Thursday it’s still preparing a legal analysis for its proposed merger of the Office of Personnel Management with the General Services Administration.
As lawmakers return to Capitol Hill to continue appropriations discussions this coming week, the Trump administration’s proposed OPM-GSA merger will be the elephant in the room.
The House Oversight and Reform Committee passed a bipartisan bill Tuesday that would “ban the box” and prohibit federal agencies and contractors from asking a job applicant about their criminal history until after they’ve made a conditional employment offer.
House Democrats in the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia said they’re reminding their colleagues during the government shutdown: most federal employees live outside the Washington metropolitan area.
In today’s Federal Newscast, a review by the Center for American Progress looks at how much money federal workers could lose during the partial government shutdown.
More than 40 percent of House lawmakers have gone on the record in support of a federal pay raise for civilian employees in 2019.