Andrew Puzder withdrew his nomination to be Labor Secretary, after Labor Department employees expressed concerns ahead of his confirmation hearing. The letter disclosed a number of misgivings about Puzder’s fitness for the job.
Agency culture and a poor understanding of the disciplinary process are some of the biggest challenges supervisors, managers and senior executives said they face when trying to fire an employee for misconduct. The Merit Systems Protection Board surveyed 10,000 federal managers about their understanding and opinions of civil adverse action procedures.
Federal News Radio reporter Nicole Ogrysko and Carol Bonosaro, retired president of the Senior Executives Association join host Mike Causey on this week’s Your Turn to discuss the federal hiring freeze and five to eight bills in Congress that could affect feds if they become law. February 15, 2017
Lawmakers introduced five bills to ensure the readiness of the federal workforce in the face of the hiring freeze or potential furloughs.
Agencies are under obligation to keep track of official hours. But the Veterans Affairs Department is having trouble doing that.
The Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs’ federal workforce subcommittee said it’s on a fact-finding mission this year. Subcommittee Chairman James Lankford (R-Okla.) said he wants to hear from federal managers about the existing authorities and processes that make their jobs more difficult.
Environmental Protection Agency ethics officials are reminding employees of the ethical guidelines they must follow if they’re speaking or acting in their capacity as an EPA employee. These ethics rules haven’t changed in the new administration, the EPA Office of General Counsel said.
Congress changed retention rules for future DoD layoffs, downgrading veterans preference and putting performance ratings in first place. Sounds good? It depends, says Senior Correspondent Mike Causey.
Whistleblowers and whistleblowing are getting front-and-center attention these days. Congress is revisiting a law that protects whistleblowers from retribution. Federal News Radio’s Scott Maucione tells Federal Drive with Tom Temin about any changes members want to make to the system under which employees report wrongdoing.
Three prominent Republican lawmakers wrote to White House General Counsel Donald McGahn, asking that the Trump administration clear up any confusion that new agency communications directives may caused among federal employees about their whistleblower protection rights.
Debra D’Agostino, a founding partner with the Federal Practice Group, outlines five rights federal employees should keep in mind as they are doing their job.
This year, NARFE and other groups believe they will face a hard fight protecting feds and retirees from changes in their health program.
Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says the current climate of fear among the federal workforce reminds him of the Cold War.
J. David Cox, national president of AFGE, joins host Derrick Dortch on this week’s Fed Access to discuss federal workers will be affected by pay and hiring freezes imposed by President Donald Trump. February 3, 2017
Senior Correspondent Mike Causey asked if the government would function better if it was easier to fire people, and got some feedback.