The Senate stays silent on a pay raise for federal employees in its 2018 appropriations bill, meaning civilian workers are closer to a 1.9 percent boost next year.
DoD comptrollers and officials waiting for confirmation have paid lip-service to the audit for years, but the actual audit still has yet to take place.
In Congress, the majority leadership’s hopes on health insurance, immigration and taxes have so far produced little.
If Congress passes the budgets Federal News Radio has been hearing about, it could trigger sequestration.
President Donald Trump has signed legislation allowing federal workers more flexibility in taking withdrawals from their retirement savings.
The Modernizing Government Technology (MGT) Act would give agencies working capital funds to use for moving off legacy systems.
A new survey is worrying the leader of DoD’s personnel and readiness office about how the military will recruit in the future.
Sen. Orrin Hatch has dropped an amendment to a tax reform initiative restricting federal employees from making extra contributions to the retirement savings plans.
A provision in the annual defense bill mandates a new Pentagon analysis of current personnel policies and whether they’re harming officer retention.
This week on Capitol Hill look for that conference report on the National Defense Authorization Act and more debate on tax reform.
In a special report, “Is splitting the security clearance process destined for failure?” Federal News Radio explores how a small provision in the 2018 defense authorization bill could have major repercussions on the background investigations backlog and could put the future of the National Background Investigations Bureau in question.
The Senate wants a two-year pilot program to set up online commercial marketplaces.
The Modernizing Government Technology (MGT) Act made it through the defense authorization bill conference intact.
The Senate sent the TSP Modernization Act to the president’s desk this week. The bill will give Thrift Savings Plan participants more flexible options for making withdrawals from their accounts.