The American Postal Workers Union concluded a two year contract negotiation, securing pay raises, Cost of Living Adjustments, job security commitments and more for its members.
The Veterans Affairs Department says it’s earning back trust and confidence from the veterans it serves, and employee engagement within the department is also improving. This comes roughly 10 days before the VA Commission on Care is expected to pitch a major overhaul to the department’s health care and personnel systems.
OPM is pushing agencies to develop plans to deal with Metro maintenance, while feds are already seeing longer commutes and more traffic.
Debra D’Agostino, a founding partner with the Federal Practice Group, details the strange history of personnel practices for airport security screeners.
OPM acting Director Beth Cobert gives agencies initial guidance to deal with the impending closures of the Washington, D.C. area subway system. In the memo, OPM recommended agencies review and expand flexible workplace policies.
The Postal Regulatory Commission mandated that USPS reduce its postal rates for the first time in 100 years, a move that could cost the organization more than $2 billion in annual revenue.
National Treasury Employees Union National President Tony Reardon says the IRS needs to be fully funded in fiscal 2017 so it can hire staff to keep up with an increasing workload.
The National Federation of Federal Employees says recent guidance from the Office of Personnel Management contradicts legislation that would let temporary or seasonal workers compete for the same jobs that are open to permanent federal employees.
The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee wants to see if the Transportation Security Administration has been abusing its power to relocate employees to different workplaces.
Federal employees caught up in Wednesday’s unprecedented Metrorail shutdown have taken the Office of Personnel Management to task yet again over its controversial operating status decision.
In just a couple of weeks the Defense Department will start rolling out a new performance rating system called New Beginnings. Don Hale, chairman of the American Federation of Government Employees tells Federal Drive with Tom Temin that none of its quarter million DoD employees are included in the initial test group.
At a markup meeting on March 1, the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee approved a bill introduced by Rep. Dennis Ross (R-Fla.) that would require the Office of Personnel Management to submit yearly governmentwide reports on the practice of official time, which is paid time off for workers to represent their union.
The National Treasury Employees Union says the upcoming 2016 election could be the most important one for federal employees yet. NTEU National President Tony Reardon is calling on his members to organize, rally for change and vote for the representatives who will protect their federal pay, benefits and collective bargaining rights.
Two Democratic House leaders and the largest federal employee union are leading the charge on a bill to give Transportation Security Administration airport screeners better pay, benefits and workplace protections.
When unions representing federal workers endorse a presidential candidate, are they helping or hurting their members? Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says it’s a tough call.