Merit Systems Protection Board

  • Congress pushes government towards a cliff

    A creeping incompetence in handling the government seems to be overtaking Congress. Case in point? What’s going on with the MSPB.

  • Senate forces ‘first’ for MSPB as the agency loses all members

    Merit Systems Protection Board has lost all members now, after the Senate on Thursday failed to take up legislation that would have extended the holdover term for the last remaining board member or hold a vote on the president’s two nominees.

  • Navy says F-35 is ready for action

    In today’s Federal Newscast, more than 17 years after Pentagon’s most expensive weapons acquisition first started, the Navy said its version of the F-35 is ready for combat.

  • Cyber spoofing attack hits Labor, Transportation Departments

    In today’s Federal Newscast, the cybersecurity firm Anomali Labs says it’s found a malicious server hosting two separate phishing campaigns targeting government contractors looking to do business with the Labor and Transportation departments.

  • With no quick fix in sight, MSPB careening toward ‘unprecedented’ scenario Thursday

    Good government groups are making a last-ditch effort to resolve an increasingly likely scenario at the Merit Systems Protection Board. The board will have no members starting Friday, unless Congress passes a temporary term extension or finds a way to confirm new nominees.

  • USPS exploring idea of self-driving mail trucks

    In today’s Federal Newscast, the U.S. Postal Service is asking industry for an autonomous vehicle that can follow a route while a mail carrier is able to sort the mail for delivery.

  • CBO: DoD will need $735B by 2033 to cover cost of plans

    In today’s Federal Newscast, the Congressional Budget Office takes a look at just how much it will cost for the Defense Department to go through with all of its plans for the near future.

  • Senate committee clears 2 nominees, but for now leaves MSPB’s future hanging by a thread

    The Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee on Wednesday cleared two of the President’s nominees to fill the Merit Systems Protection Board. But Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) said he won’t bring those nominations to the Senate floor for a vote until the White House names a third nominee.

  • Source of financial help proposed for feds for potential shutdown

    In today’s Federal Newscast, the Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board issues a new interim rule allowing participants in the Thrift Savings Plan to take a loan while in non-pay status.

  • Senators ask for TSA’s plan as shutdown drags on

    In today’s Federal Newscast, two senators asked the Transportation Security Administration for its plan if staffing shortages and call outs continue.