The Job Corps restructuring would have closed nine of USDA’s 25 centers and transferred the remaining 16 to Labor.
In today’s Federal Newscast, House and Senate lawmakers have taken steps to prevent a White House proposal which would result in about 1,000 layoffs at the U.S. Forest Service.
A new bill will give backdated pay to officers who are waiting months for promotion.
The National Park Service introduced a number of steps to combat personnel issues, such as establishing an ombuds office, conducting a comprehensive survey, and launching new personnel training.
While the Defense Department balances the threat of sequestration with additional spending money from the White House, some members of Congress are looking at ways to support military members and their families.
The Office of Personnel Management is considering sending an additional request to Congress asking for additional funding in 2016 to help pay for cybersecurity fixes, but members of Congress and the agency’s inspector general say that money may not be what is needed in this situation. The request may come as senators hear why OPM needs $32 million more next year for its IT modernization program.