A few of the nagging challenges agencies really need to get squared away in 2022.
The 174-page bill, which the House passed earlier this week along party lines, expands federal employee whistleblower protections and updates the 80-year-old Hatch Act. It will likely face a tough path forward in an equally divided Senate.
For more, Bloomberg Government Deputy News Director Loren Duggan spoke to Federal Drive with Tom Temin.
The Federal Labor Relations Authority faces a backlog of unfair labor practice complaints, which have built over the last four years without a Senate-confirmed general counsel to enforce them. The Biden administration's nominees for the FLRA say resolving the backlog will be their top priority.
Federal Drive with Tom Temin got the latest from Bloomberg Government Deputy News Director Loren Duggan.
A recent executive order forces all of government to consider how the federal work environment — from the digital tools agencies use to the physical workspace — can best meet everyone's needs, including employees with disabilities.
In today's Federal Newscast, the Justice Department is bringing the power of the False Claims Act to the growing challenge of cybersecurity.
Under a new agreement between the agencies, screening officers at the Transportation Security Administration can now appeal certain firings, demotions and suspensions to the Merit Systems Protection Board, a right they didn't have previously.
The long-running vacancies at the Merit Systems Protection Board qualifies as a scandal.
Senators on both sides of the aisle agreed the president's nominees for the Merit Systems Protection Board are experienced, and they expressed a desire to restore a long-awaited quorum to the board. But Republicans also zeroed in on past social media posts from one of the nominees.
DHS Secretary Mayorkas is reviewing proposals from the Transportation Security Administration, along with input from the American Federation of Government Employees, on plans to administratively expand collective bargaining and other workplace rights.
An aide for the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee said the panel is planning to hold a hearing on the Merit Systems Protection Board nominees in the coming weeks.
The Senate has confirmed 127 of the 346 people President Joe Biden has nominated so far for political positions. For some federal employees, the lack of action on two of the president's recent nominees is especially frustrating.
Two key court rulings find VA employees need to be treated the same as other federal workers when it comes to discipline and firing.