Customs and Border Protection has told Accenture Federal Services to stop some work on the $297 million contract it signed late last year to help the agency more quickly hire border patrol agents and officers.
Individuals enrolled in the Office of Personnel Management’s free identity protection service don’t need to take action while recompetes its existing contract over the next six months. OPM’s existing contract was supposed to expire on Dec. 31, 2018.
In today’s Federal Newscast, with the threat of a government shutdown looming, the National Treasury Employees Union is pleading with Congress to pass the seven remaining appropriations bills.
A group of senators want more answers from the Office of Personnel Management about how agencies are complying with an August court order that invalidated the president’s workforce executive orders.
Employees at the Health and Human Services Department picketed outside the agency’s headquarters Thursday afternoon, demanding that HHS leadership resume collective bargaining negotiations with the National Treasury Employees Union.
House Republicans said they’ve reached a tentative deal on a federal pay raise for 2019. Federal employee unions and House Democrats, however, are cautious about the agreement.
After several years of premium rate increases that reached as high 6.4 percent, participants in the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program will see more modest increases in 2019.
Agencies are beginning to revoke the actions they previously took to comply with the president’s recent workforce executive orders, federal unions said.
With the federal district court’s late-Friday ruling, unions are declaring victory and asking agencies to immediately return to the status quo before the president issued his three executive orders. But change may be a long time coming.
A federal district court judge issued a long-awaited decision on the legality of President Donald Trump’s executive orders on official time, collective bargaining and employee accountability.