Majority members on the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee conducted their own study of agency official time use in attempt to get better data but still found messy and confusing agency reports.
Between last week’s OPM report and this week’s congressional hearing, feds may have some questions about official time. Federal News Radio wants to answer them.
The debate over official time may heat up again, as the Trump administration continues to suggest changes to the current civil service system.
In today’s Federal Newscast, the leaders of both congressional oversight committees are not satisfied with the data on official time NASA provided.
The Education Department ended negotiations on Friday with the American Federation of Government Employees and instead announced plans to implement its own terms. AFGE said it hasn’t agreed to those terms.
President Donald Trump wants the VA Accountability and Whistleblower Protection Act, which he signed into law last summer, to serve as a model for other agencies.
The Postal Inspector General found that, in some districts, official time, while legal, got out of hand because it wasn’t managed properly.
The Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs committee passed the TSP Modernization Act of 2017, along with a handful of other bills that could soon affect the lives and careers of the federal workforce.
The Republican Study Committee released its own take on the fiscal 2018 budget, which includes several cuts to federal pay, retirement and health benefits. Here’s how the committee’s budget proposal measures up to other recommendations from the Trump administration and other House lawmakers.
Rep. Todd Rokita (R-Ind.) reintroduced the Promote Accountability and Government Efficiency (PAGE) Act after a similar bill died in the previous Congress. The legislation would give agencies the authority to remove or suspend new employees “without notice or right to appeal, from service by the head of the agency at which such employee is employed for good cause, bad cause or no cause at all.”