The Office of Special Counsel surprised the federal community with last week’s recommendation that White House aide Kellyanne Conway get canned.
At least three agencies have issued bargaining proposals that are similar to the provisions outlined in the President’s three workforce executive orders, which he signed nearly a year ago.
The Merit Systems Protection Board (MSPB) said it would have to cut workforce, already operating without voting board members, if the President’s proposed 10% budget cut went through next year.
House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Ranking Member Elijah Cummings (D-Md.) said recent agency communications memos violate the Whistleblower Protection Enhancement Act, (WPEA) because they do not include a mandatory statement explaining that federal employee communications with inspectors general or members of Congress are protected.