Former agency leaders urge collaboration, perseverance as government reorganization heads into fiscal 2018.
George Nesterczuk, President Donald Trump’s nominee to be the director of the Office of Personnel Management, has been waiting to be confirmed since May.
FEMA has a limited view into the allegations of misconduct that come from the agency’s employees, because it lacks both the case management system and the written disciplinary policies to address misconduct from its cohort of temporary workers.
The Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs committee passed the TSP Modernization Act of 2017, along with a handful of other bills that could soon affect the lives and careers of the federal workforce.
The Republican Study Committee released its own take on the fiscal 2018 budget, which includes several cuts to federal pay, retirement and health benefits. Here’s how the committee’s budget proposal measures up to other recommendations from the Trump administration and other House lawmakers.
The agency could downgrade, transfer, reassign or involuntarily separate up to 405 employees as part of the workforce shuffle.
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission is preparing reductions in force (RIFs) to employees at three offices at the agency. An NRC spokesman said the agency is looking at alternatives to RIFs, but it sent an initial 120-day notice to the National Treasury Employees Union, which represents many NRC employees.
According to the Veterans Affairs Department’s new reports detailing all major disciplinary actions for its workers, VA is on track to fire fewer people in 2017 than it has during the past six fiscal years. Federal employment experts say the new adverse action reports lack some significant details about VA’s efforts to improve accountability and transparency.
Congress and the White House have a laser-focus on four major parts of the federal civil service retirement program. So which one is going to get the ax?
Gary Morton, AFGE’s VERA/VSIP lead negotiator, says employees also need to consider what budget cuts could mean for themselves and the agency in 2018.
The Environmental Protection Agency is proposing to cut about 8 percent of its workforce through a VERA/VSIP program by Sept. 2.
Democrats and Republicans voiced their concern that EPA’s 31 percent cut in funding for fiscal 2018 could do more harm than good, and leave states “holding the bag” for the federal agency.
President Donald Trump unveiled details about his plan to privatize air traffic control. Instead of the FAA handling all aspects of general aviation, a non-profit entity would handle shift service and “route efficiency,” and leave safety to the federal government.
Environmental Protection Agency acting Deputy Administrator Mike Flynn said more details about what positions are included in the VERA/VSIP program will be available this summer.
In today’s Federal Newscast, the National Treasury Employees Union is worried the Trump administration’s plan to eliminate the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program would make it harder for agencies to recruit top talent.