In today’s Federal Newscast, members of Congress are taking different approaches to make sure agency telework policies remain unhindered.
New telework schedules and policies went into effect for employees at the Social Security Administration this week. But the agency shows no signs of easing those policies amid growing concern over the spread of coronavirus.
Members of the House Ways and Means Committee and IRS watchdogs have expressed concerns about the size of the agency’s tax gap — hundreds of billions of dollars that go uncollected each year — but disagree how best to close the gap.
In today’s Federal Newscast, members of Congress introduced a bill to allow military servicemembers to sue the DoD for instances of medical malpractice unrelated to their military duties.
Congress and members in the federal community are at a standstill over how to change the Windfall Elimination Provision (WEP) for federal employees and retirees in the Civil Service Retirement System. House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Kevin Brady had a bill that would lessen the WEP penalty, but last-minute changes to the legislation derailed its official introduction to Congress.