Congress will begin voting Wednesday on a temporary funding stop-gap that will keep the government through Dec. 18. Congressional leaders have repeatedly said they're not expecting a government shutdown, but some agencies have updated their contingency plans for the pandemic just in case.
The appointment of the next SSA Commissioner will not only set the tone for the next four years of workplace management at SSA, but have lasting implications for the millions of Americans who rely on the services we provide.
Individual agencies have extolled the benefits of telework and are rethinking their workforce policies to evolve with the times. But will the entire federal government, as a whole, adopt a similar mentality?
Some agencies have outgrown their formal telework policies in the pandemic, and they're using full-time remote work arrangements to entice new employees and retain existing ones.
In today's Federal Newscast: "On this Veterans Day, OPM reminds agencies of their obligations to federal employees, who are called to active-duty military service. A possible Air Force general's court martial trial, would be an American first. And as Biden adds to his transition team, Trump sees subtraction in his Administration.
NGA chief technology officer Mark Munsell and SSA’s deputy commissioner Lester Diamond retired after more than 20 years each of federal service capping a busy two months of retirements and executives on the move.
Don Kettl, a professor at the LBJ School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas, offered his take on the most important administrative and governance topics ahead.
In today's Federal Newscast, two House Democrats are introducing their own legislation that would give retirees a higher cost-of-living adjustment next year.
Social Security Commissioner Andrew Saul said Mathur would leave his role as CIO on Oct. 26 and be a senior advisor to his office until he leaves the agency later this year.
Social Security recipients will get a modest 1.3% cost-of living-increase in 2021, but that might be small comfort amid worries about the coronavirus pandemic and its consequences for older people
Military members and federal employee groups worry those impacted by the president's mandatory payroll tax deferral aren't getting the message about the extra dollars they're seeing in their paychecks -- and that they'll have to pay it all back next year.
In today's Federal Newscast: A former defense contractor is sentenced to prison for fraud and bribery. The Census Bureau’s IT infrastructure has performed better than officials expected. And the Air Force improves its policy for nursing mothers to improve retention.
In today's Federal Newscast, on-time mail delivery still hasn’t fully recovered from operational changes made nearly two months ago by Postmaster General Louis DeJoy.
Oracle and Mythics win a bid protest at the Library of Congress while AT&T comes out on top in its complaint against SSA. Both protests show the agencies made basic mistakes in evaluating bids on large-dollar solicitations.