Twelve weeks of paid parental leave is the main attraction in the House-passed defense authorization bill, but it has a lot more for civilian federal employees.
New regulations from the Office of Personnel Management implement portions of the president’s May 2018 executive order on firings and disciplinary actions for federal employees.
The MERIT Act falls short of its purported goal of improving public service, Tom Temin writes.
A proposal from OPM would make it easier to extend probationary periods for new federal hires. But commentator Jeff Neal argues that’s unnecessary.
The Trump administration’s 2020 budget proposal includes recommendations that would shorten the time federal employees have to appeal a disciplinary or performance-based firing, suspension or other punishment.
The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee once again is considering changes to the disciplinary appeals process for federal employees.
Oversight committees in both chambers of Congress this week will consider the president’s nominees to sit on the Merit Systems Protection Board, along with other changes to disciplinary actions and probationary periods for federal employees.
Six out of every 1,000 new supervisors fail their probationary periods, according to a new analysis from the Merit Systems Protection Board.
The Ensuring a Qualified Civil Service (EQUALS) Act would extend the probationary period for most federal employees and senior executives from one years to two.
The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee also approved two-year probationary periods for federal employees.