With the nominees to restore a quorum at the Merit Systems Protection Board still sitting quietly in the Senate, disagreement has begun over who’s to blame for the historic absences at the board. In an exclusive report, Federal News Network explored different sides of the debate.
The Office of Personnel Management is currently drafting regulations needed to implement the Federal Employee Paid Leave Act. Members of the public will have a chance to comment on those regulations, due sometime in late spring.
Federal employees will have up to 12 weeks of paid leave for the birth, adoption or foster of a new child starting in October 2020, if Congress passes and the president signs the annual defense policy bill into law.
Agencies and federal employee unions at last have more guidance on how to implement the all provisions of the president’s workforce executive orders.
With the president’s three workforce executive orders now officially in play, federal employee unions say their implementation has varied widely across government, and Congress has taken notice.
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.