The Office of Personnel Management is currently drafting regulations needed to implement the Federal Employee Paid Leave Act. Members of the public will have a chance to comment on those regulations, due sometime in late spring.
HHS committed a “clear and patent violation” of its 2010 collective bargaining agreement with NTEU, according to an independent arbitrator.
The Congressional Budget Office’s price tag on paid parental leave does not take into account employee turnover.
A 3.1% federal pay raise is a key feature of one of two “minibus” spending bills, which congressional appropriators unveiled Monday evening. Both the House and Senate are expected to quickly vote on both this week before Friday’s funding deadline.
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.
With the president’s three workforce executive orders now officially in play, federal employee unions say their implementation has varied widely across government, and Congress has taken notice.
The Federal Service Impasses Panel ordered an existing telework program remain for some 2,100 attorneys, decision writers and other employees at the Social Security Administration’s Office of Hearings Operation represented by the National Treasury Employees Union.
The National Treasury Employees Union and more than 100 other federal, labor, women and health organizations are pressing Congress to push a paid family leave program to the finish line.
After determining the Department of Health and Human Services bargained in “bad faith” with the National Treasury Employees Union, an independent arbitrator has directed both parties to return to the collective bargaining table. HHS, however, can appeal the arbitrator’s decision.
The injunction on the president’s workforce executive orders has expired, clearing the way for agencies to officially begin implementing them again.