Some proponents of an apolitical civil service argued that what President Trump argued for in his State of the Union address would turn federal workers into at-will employees.
The Veterans Affairs Department recently clarified its disciplinary data, which the department posts publicly on its website every two weeks.
The Merit Systems Protection Board says workforce reductions under the Trump administration’s government reorganization effort could add to its workload — at time when the agency still lacks a quorum.
Mark Robbins, the lone member and chairman of the Merit Systems Protection Board, has personally voted on 750 petitions for review since the agency lost its second member last January. Robbins’ term expires in March.
Six out of every 1,000 new supervisors fail their probationary periods, according to a new analysis from the Merit Systems Protection Board.
Mark Robbins, the only appointee left, on the MSRB, continues to crank out his workload while federal workers wait to hear their appeals on civil services cases against their employers.
Dealing with problem employees can help productivity and morale, and it can be done without extreme changes to the structure of the civil service.
Federal News Radio reporters Nicole Ogrysko and Meredith Somers cover the civilian agencies of the U.S. government. Together they bring a fresh and thoughtful approach to the stories from the federal workforce that are often overlooked.
The Veterans Affairs Department fires its D.C. medical center director, Brian Hawkins. This is the second time the department has attempted to fire Hawkins for “ineffective leadership.”
Without action from the president, the National Council on Federal Labor-Management Relations will expire at the end of the month.