Now that the new $40,000 federal buyouts are available, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey explains what it may take for you to get one.
Why would federal workers boo a president for giving them a 9 percent pay raise, then cheer another one for a 2.1 percent increase? Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says timing is everything.
President Barack Obama signed a new letter to Congress alerting them of his plan to tell agencies to give every federal employee a 2.1 percent raise in 2017.
The Defense Department hopes the next administration will create more flexible training models for reservists in order to retain those in aviation and cyber realms.
An oversight subcommittee wants to know whether time and attendance abuse at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office is widespread or the product of incomplete reporting.
For J. David Cox, national president for the American Federation of Government Employees, the outcome of the 2016 presidential election came down to “bread and butter issues.” And those are challenges that his union, which represents more than 309,000 federal employees, will rally for with the start of the new administration as well.
Congress is doing away with Frank Kendall’s position and is authorizing more troops for the services.
President Barack Obama officially raised locality pay for federal employees by 0.6 percent, effective Jan. 1. The increase couples with the 1 percent across-the-board pay raise for all federal employees to equal the 1.6 percent of basic payroll requested in the 2017 budget.
House Armed Services Committee Military Personnel Subcommittee Chairman Joe Heck confirms a 2.1 percent pay raise for troops.
One military advocacy group is calling on President-elect Donald Trump to make military families’ issues a top priority.
Agencies have gotten approval from the Office of Management and Budget and the Office of Personnel Management raise spending caps slightly on performance awards and bonuses for all non-Senior Executive Service employees in fiscal 2017. Agencies can now spend up to 1.5 percent of the aggregate salaries for those employees at the end of the fiscal year.
About 4,000 political appointees will leave the Obama administration in the next nine weeks. While conversations over policy, budget and organizational structure will take center stage, questions about your pay and benefits may not. Federal News Radio reviewed the Office of Personnel Management’s transition guide in search of the answers.
In an exclusive Federal News Radio survey, federal employees say the incoming Trump administration will have a big impact on the federal budget as well as their benefits and ability to do their jobs.
Experts in the federal community say President-elect Donald Trump’s business acumen will likely factor into the future of the federal workforce during the next administration. Trump will likely play closer attention to measures that would hold poor-performers accountable. Though they may not agree on all the issues, some federal unions say they hope they can find common ground on proposals that would advance federal hiring reforms.
Despite a crazy election, members of the House and Senate Armed Services Committees found stability in the results.