Customs and Border Protection has told Accenture Federal Services to stop some work on the $297 million contract it signed late last year to help the agency more quickly hire border patrol agents and officers.
OSC says federal employees can talk about impeachment, but directly advocating for or against it may violate the Hatch Act.
Federal employee union leaders, like their members, are finding a lot to worry about right now. A partial lapse in funding could be looming. A big dispute with the Trump administration is dragging on.
Employees at the Health and Human Services Department picketed outside the agency’s headquarters Thursday afternoon, demanding that HHS leadership resume collective bargaining negotiations with the National Treasury Employees Union.
Faced with budget cuts, a reduced workforce, and aging computer systems, IRS Commissioner Charles Rettig has outlined his strategy for leading the agency in an all-hands email to employees.
House Republicans said they’ve reached a tentative deal on a federal pay raise for 2019. Federal employee unions and House Democrats, however, are cautious about the agreement.
After several years of premium rate increases that reached as high 6.4 percent, participants in the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program will see more modest increases in 2019.
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 president’s recent executive orders are accelerating messy and heated collective bargaining negotiations between the Health and Human Services Department (HHS) and National Treasury Employees Union (NTEU).
The National Treasury Employees Union said it received bargaining proposals from the Health and Human Services Department that exclude previously-negotiated articles on telework, alternative work schedules and performance awards.