The Office of Personnel Management instructed agencies to ensure their employees are “telework capable,” amid growing concerns over the coronavirus. Telework-eligible Air Force employees at the Pentagon will conduct a “capacity test” Friday to ensure they’re equipped to work remotely.
Federal employees will have up to 12 weeks of paid leave for the birth, adoption or foster of a new child starting in October 2020, if Congress passes and the president signs the annual defense policy bill into law.
The Federal Salary Council is still debating a series of controversial changes to the methodology currently used to set federal employee locality pay.
A federal judge invalidated nine provisions of the President’s workforce executive orders in a ruling last August. But the U.S. Court of Appeals overturned that decision Tuesday.
In today’s Federal Newscast, up to $1 billion from DoD is now available to help support the Homeland Security Department’s drug enforcement efforts at the southern border.
Federal unions have filed a joint lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, the same venue where the organizations saw success with their recent legal challenge of the President’s executive orders.
With the federal district court’s late-Friday ruling, unions are declaring victory and asking agencies to immediately return to the status quo before the president issued his three executive orders. But change may be a long time coming.
The National Federation of Federal Employees (NFFE) is leading a coalition of 13 unions in another lawsuit against the president’s recent workforce executive orders.
The Veterans Affairs Department recently clarified its disciplinary data, which the department posts publicly on its website every two weeks.
President Donald Trump disbanded the National Council on Federal Labor-Management Relations, eliminating a formal advisory panel designed to create better relationships between agency management and labor.