There’s talk that some kind of raise, either 1.9 percent by some counts or 3 percent as proposed by congressional friends of feds, could be worked out via the appropriation process after the midterm election. If so, it would be exactly the same raise nonpostal feds got last January.
Dave Mader and Jennifer Walcott, both of Deloitte Consulting, describe how software-as-a-service can make IT modernization a reality.
Federal workers got a 1.4 percent raise in January that was proposed and backed by the president. But the outlook for 2019 was and still is different.
Back in less partisan times, federal and postal unions or at least their elected leaders leaned Democratic and but close ties with key Republicans in Congress, as well as with staffers whose committees dealt with civil service matters.
Mike Amato, former communications director at the Office of Personnel Management and now managing director at CLS Strategies, offers advice from his time in government.
Readers share their thoughts on how commuter gridlock caused by a potential D.C. Metro system strike would affect agencies’ opinions on telework.
Trump administration uses battering ram approach to changing union relationship. What can the government learn about labor relations from Major League Baseball.
Are agencies hiring at levels consistent with their budgets and past hiring practices? Former DHS CHCO Jeff Neal looks at OPM’s employment numbers.
A strike by D.C.-area bus and subway personnel could give opponents of teleworking a taste of what the government would face in the event of a major weather event, natural disaster or terrorist attack.
The two largest white-collar federal unions are challenging provisions in two of the three executive orders President Donald Trump issued in late May. And it could be serious.
Do you remember what your work-wise, midsummer nightmares were this time last year? Even if you were on vacation this time last year, chances are you were thankful that the very real shutdown threatened for April didn’t materialize.
Mike Amato, the former director of communications at OPM, remembers his colleague Jean Smith, who passed away last week at age 64.
Financial planner Arthur Stein says that “declines are part of the market cycle.” In fact, he counted a historical average of 5 percent declines about three times a year.
With three months left to go in the cost-of-living adjustment countdown clock, federal/military/Social Security retirees are looking at a January inflation-catch up of 2.7 percent.