Two new bills that would keep federal employee insurance programs in tact during future government shutdowns has bipartisan, bicameral support.
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.
The House is set to clear a 2.6 percent federal pay raise for civilian employees this year. The Senate already has a companion of the Federal Civilian Workforce Pay Fairness Act.
The Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee is also expected to take up legislation authorizing a government reorganization next week.
Federal management organizations are working with the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee to flesh out their ideas for civil service modernization.
In today’s Federal Newscast, over 30 veterans service organizations asked Senate and House Veterans Affairs leadership to help secure specific funding for the VA MISSION Act.
In today’s Federal Newscast, a whistleblower and the Office of Special Counsel said inspectors with the Federal Aviation Administration cleared planes for take off even though they did not have all of the needed safety information.
Majority members on the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee conducted their own study of agency official time use in attempt to get better data but still found messy and confusing agency reports.
Federal management leaders in the Trump administration say they’re optimistic they can lead a bipartisan, inclusive discussion about its plan to modernize the federal workforce.
Members of the federal oversight community told House lawmakers Wednesday that would-be whistleblowers need to feel comfortable about reporting wrongdoing at their agencies without fear of retaliation.