U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services has averted impending employee furloughs for now, but the agency warned it would make "unprecedented spending cuts" to avoid immediate hardship on its workforce. The agency said can't promise it will avoid future USCIS furloughs.
In today's Federal Newscast, more members of Congress are calling on Citizenship and Immigration Services to delay upcoming employee furloughs at the end of the month.
Sens. Mark Warner (D-Va.) and Tim Kaine (D-Va.), along with Ben Cardin (D-Md.) and Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.), asked Senate leadership to include a provision in the next stimulus bill to extend Section 3610 provisions that provide paid leave, including sick leave, to employees and subcontractors until Dec. 31, 2021.
In today's Federal Newscast, a new executive order from the White House calls on agencies to examine contractors' use of foreign workers.
Maryland and Virginia senators are calling on the Trump administration to issue new guidance allowing federal employees to continue maximum telework. Existing guidance encourages agencies to end those flexibilities too soon, senators said.
Congress, having gutted out the biggest stimulus bill ever, is busier than ever.
In today's Federal Newscast, four preservation and conservation specialists at the National Archives and Records Administration did some quick thinking and realized the equipment they use to deal with records damaged by floods, fires, or mold could help doctors and nurses fighting the coronavirus.
In today's Federal Newscast, members of Congress are laying out their concerns about coronavirus epidemic's potential impact on many federal programs.
The largest federal employee union is also urging the Office of Personnel Management to allow all telework-eligible workers to begin immediately working remotely.
A bipartisan group of senators is urging President Donald Trump to reconsider a recent memo he issued to the Defense Department, which allows the secretary and other senior officials to exclude the DoD civilian workforce from collective bargaining.
Margaret Weichert, the number two leader at the Office of Management and Budget, is leaving government for the private sector, she confirmed to Federal News Network.
In today's Federal Newscast, Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) is promising big changes to federal hiring and ethics policies if she is elected president.
In today's Federal Newscast, the Defense Department is getting ready to announce new vetting procedures for foreign military members studying and training at U.S. facilities.
In today's Federal Newscast, a new page on Oversight.gov tracks IG vacancies.