President Donald Trump signed legislation Wednesday afternoon that guarantees back pay for federal employees impacted by the partial government shutdown.
A package of bills from House Democrats would reopen government, provide full-year funding for most federal agencies and give civilian employees a pay raise in 2019.
The House has passed its own continuing resolution that would fund all of government through Feb. 8 and provide $5 billion toward the southern border. The CR is reportedly a tough sell in the Senate, setting up further anxiety and uncertainty ahead of Friday’s partial shutdown deadline.
Individuals enrolled in the Office of Personnel Management’s free identity protection service don’t need to take action while recompetes its existing contract over the next six months. OPM’s existing contract was supposed to expire on Dec. 31, 2018.
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).
In today’s Federal Newscast, in it’s annual report for 2018, the IRS’ Criminal Investigation division explained how it is maintaining enforcement despite not having as many agents as it used to.
Unions representing federal and postal workers may be among the biggest winner in Tuesday’s midterm elections. Most went all out — though not exclusively — for Democratic candidates.