paid leave

  • House Democrats revive efforts to give federal employees paid family leave

    House Democrats have again reintroduced legislation that would guarantee paid family leave for federal employees to care for a new child or sick family member. This time, the Federal Employee Paid Leave Act would guarantee up to 12 weeks of time.

  • Agencies get some help solidifying their insider threat programs

    In today’s Federal Newscast, the National Insider Threat Task Force introduced a new maturity framework to help teach agencies what makes a good program.

  • Would you recommend the government as an employer?

    The government should be the employer of choice for many people. But is it? Let’s take a look at some of the reasons you might recommend a government job, and some reasons why you might not.

  • #FedFeed – DoL talks paid leave on Millennial Monday

    Welcome to the #FedFeed, a daily collection of federal ephemera gathered from social media and presented for your enjoyment.

  • Senator looking to corral ‘Wild West environment’ of paid leave

    Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) is looking to bring order and definition to the term ‘paid administrative leave.’ Grassley says the unchecked practice is leaving employees without answers or recourse, and taxpayers stuck with the bill.

  • Senate follows House, White House in pushing for paid family leave for feds

    A new Senate bill could guarantee six weeks of paid leave for federal employees who become parents, and let them choose whether to take those six weeks separately or in one shot.

  • Eric Crusius: What does paid leave executive order mean for contractors?

    Thanks to a new executive order, 300,000 employees of federal contractors have a new benefit coming and their employers have a new mandate to comply with. On Labor Day, President Barack Obama signed an executive order requiring their employers to offer paid sick leave. Eric Crusius, who represents government contractors at the law firm Miles & Stockbridge, offered his take on In Depth with Francis Rose as part of Industry Chatter.

  • Federal workers: All I want for Christmas … is a long weekend

    A WhiteHouse.gov petition asks President Barack Obama to grant government employees off the Friday after Christmas, creating a four-day weekend.

  • GOP to agencies: Why do you pay employees not to work?

    Congressional Republicans probe for answers following a GAO report that the government spent nearly $3.1 billion in paid administrative leave over a recent 3-year period. While most employees took such leave for a week or less, 263 spent a year or longer on paid administrative leave.

  • Federal Benefit Roundup

    There’s a renewed focus in Washington on federal employee benefits. A slew of proposals aim to change how unused sick leave is credited toward retirement and provide paid leave for birth or adoption. There’s also…