Federal employee unions have until Jan. 10 to inform the Department of Veterans Affairs whether they would stay and pay rent or leave their currently occupied, government-owned VA office space. The president’s 2018 workforce executive orders require unions to pay rent in order to continue using agency property.
The Federal Salary Council is still debating a series of controversial changes to the methodology currently used to set federal employee locality pay.
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia on Wednesday denied unions a chance to rehear their case against the president’s workforce executive orders before a full panel of judges.
US attorneys asked the U.S. Court of Appeals, which last week overturned a lower court’s 2018 decision to invalidate key provisions of the president’s three workforce executive orders, to allow their immediate enforcement.
A federal judge invalidated nine provisions of the President’s workforce executive orders in a ruling last August. But the U.S. Court of Appeals overturned that decision Tuesday.
National Taxpayer Advocate Nina Olson says response times to incoming calls at the IRS remains the biggest challenge the agency has in dealing with the public.
The Job Corps restructuring would have closed nine of USDA’s 25 centers and transferred the remaining 16 to Labor.
The Forest Service notified staff Friday about an upcoming reduction in force (RIF) and announced its decision to move its Job Corps Civilian Conservation Centers to the Labor Department.
In today’s Federal Newscast, a group of nearly 40 senators are urging the appropriations committee to include back pay for federal contractors impacted by the last government shutdown, in an upcoming disaster relief package.
Rep. Gerry Connolly (D-Va.) and Sen. Brian Schatz (D-Hawaii) have reintroduced the Federal Adjustment of Income Rates (FAIR) Act, which give federal employees a 3.6 percent pay raise in 2020.