The MERIT Act falls short of its purported goal of improving public service, Tom Temin writes.
Another group has recommended the Social Security Administration share its Death Master File with Treasury to cub improper payments.
In today’s Federal Newscast, according to new numbers from market research company Forrester, the federal government as a whole was ranked lower than airlines, car rental services, and health care providers.
Complaints from employees and applicants are one of the most common measures of prohibited personnel practices, although they do not capture all allegations.
According to an MSPB survey, more federal employees say they’ve witnessed or experienced prohibited personnel practices such as discrimination and whistelblower retaliation in recent years.
In today’s Federal Newscast, an arbitrator finds the Veterans Affairs Department should take down a public record of employee firings and other punishments from its website.
In today’s Federal Newscast, the Merit Systems Protection Board finds between 1999 and 2016, only about 7 for ever 1000 new supervisors faced consequences for failing their probationary period.
Federal employees have a new flexibility to earn time off for religious reasons, while Congress considers a partial solution to resolve a shortcoming at the member-less Merit Systems Protection Board.
President Donald Trump at last nominated a third member to fill the Merit Systems Protection Board, after more than two years without a quorum.
In today’s Federal Newscast, the Defense Department is looking to require all fixed price contracts be paid out through performance-based contractual payments.