Both federal civilian employees and active-duty military members will see temporary changes to their take-home pay as a result of the president's tax deferral, a senior administration official told Federal News Network. Though civilian employees and the military will see savings later this month, they're expected to pay back deferred taxes starting next January.
In an email sent to some civilian workers Tuesday, a large defense agency said no federal employee, department or payroll provider will be able to opt out of the president's upcoming payroll tax deferral planned later this month. All federal payroll providers are expected to "act in unison."
In today's Federal Newscast, the Government Accountability Office says not all agencies have been tracking time and attendance fraud consistently.
All federal providers are working to implement the payroll tax deferral policy President Donald Trump announced earlier this month in an executive order, the administration said Monday. The policy should be in place for federal employees by the second pay period in September.
The Social Security Administration will indefinitely require members of the public to make appointments for in-person services that can't be done online or over the phone, the agency said in its new "resposturing plan." Telework will also continue for most employees.
Employee unions say the Environmental Protection Agency has entered the next phase of its reopening plan without regard to its own metrics and criteria, which show rising coronavirus cases and positivity rates in the Washington, D.C. region. EPA down
Congressional leaders haven't agreed yet to the big-ticket items in the next coronavirus relief package, but members are already pushing for smaller provisions. A bipartisan group of senators want Congress to require maximum telework for federal employees in the next bill.
The Energy Department said it was unlikely local conditions in the National Capital Region would support fully 'back to normal' return for its employees. The department instead said it will enter into new telework agreements with employees who need more flexibilities.
In today's Federal Newscast, COVID-19 has forced the cancellation of yet another government conference – this time, the largest in the country.
The fed family has a major presence in many key election states and in some small to medium sized towns, Uncle Sam is the primary employer.
In today's Federal Newscast, nearly 22,000 service members have now been diagnosed with coronavirus after this week saw a more than 20% jump.
Under a Biden administration, President Donald Trump's 2018 workforce executive orders would go, the National Treasury Employees Union said Monday.
In today's Federal Newscast, Defense Secretary Mark Esper bans photographs from being used in the process to promote officers and enlisted service members.
Note those soldiering through the pandemic as it all starts to feel old.