Agencies reported a 28% drop in official time usage across government in 2019, according to a new report from the Office of Personnel Management.
In today's Federal Newscast, the Oversight.gov Authorization Act would formally require the upkeep of the website where users can access all public reports released by agency IGs.
The National Treasury Employees Union is suing the Trump administration over the president's recent Schedule F executive order. Three House Democrats introduced new legislation intended to nullify the EO and protect career federal employees impacted by it.
A new executive order from President Donald Trump will reclassify certain current and future positions in the career civil service as a new political class known as "Schedule F."
The Federal Salary Council is not recommending any new areas for 2022. But the council did engage in debate over the future of the federal locality program.
Participants in the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program (FEHBP) can expect to pay, on average, 4.9% more for their health insurance in 2021. Participants may pay more or less depending on the options they choose.
Nearly 700 employees at the Environmental Protection Agency said they have no confidence in leadership's ability to keep them safe during the pandemic. They're asking to continue telework until an effective vaccine is available.
New proposed regulations from OPM reinterpret the agency's own 40-year-old reading of the Back Pay Act, and would limit the kinds of cases where federal employees could receive back pay, as well as exclude unions from receiving attorney fees.
A group of 43 House members, including four Republicans, are again calling on the Trump administration to give federal employees and military members the choice to opt-out of the president's payroll tax deferral.
In today's Federal Newscast, agencies have a little more guidance now on how they're supposed to implement the president's recent federal hiring executive order.
In today's Federal Newscast, medical centers at the Department of Veterans Affairs see a slight improvement in staffing shortages over the last year.
In a collective bargaining dispute between the National Treasury Employees Union and the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, an arbitrator said the agency committed unfair labor practices by implementing pieces of the president's 2018 workforce executive orders. Those practices, the arbitrator said, also run contrary to a longstanding federal labor-relations law.
In today's Federal Newscast, on-time mail delivery still hasn’t fully recovered from operational changes made nearly two months ago by Postmaster General Louis DeJoy.
A 1% federal pay raise for civilian employees looks more likely with every passing day. But when it comes to next year's paycheck, the president's planned payroll tax deferral throws a wrench into things.