The Office of Management and Budget told agencies to begin sending employees informal notices about their work status by the end of Friday. Formal notices detailing their “excepted” or “furloughed” status should come over the weekend and into Monday.
House Republicans are discussing a new plan that would extend the continuing resolution through Jan. 19. This version would not fund the Defense Department through the rest of fiscal 2018, as originally discussed.
The Ensuring a Qualified Civil Service (EQUALS) Act would extend the probationary period for most federal employees and senior executives from one years to two.
The Defense Department is planning a three-phase rollout of a new personnel system for its cyber workforce.
Federal News Radio reporters Nicole Ogrysko and Meredith Somers cover the civilian agencies of the U.S. government. Together they bring a fresh and thoughtful approach to the stories from the federal workforce that are often overlooked.
Is it possible federal employees vote like their neighbors and that workers at the Pentagon may not vote like their colleagues at the EPA?
The Veterans Affairs Department released its draft proposal to revise the current Veterans Choice Program, setting up weeks of passionate debate on what the future of the program should look like.
President Donald Trump disbanded the National Council on Federal Labor-Management Relations, eliminating a formal advisory panel designed to create better relationships between agency management and labor.
The Postal Inspector General found that, in some districts, official time, while legal, got out of hand because it wasn’t managed properly.
A judge said the difference between “disclosure” and “theft,” and inability to predict future harm were two reasons she dismissed the OPM data breach lawsuits.
EPA advocates say recovery efforts for Hurricanes Harvey and Irma are proof of how important it is to have a fully-funded public health agency.
Communication and transparency during the government reorganization process is going well for some, and not for others.
Randy Silvey, president Silverlight Financial, encourages federal employees to take specific steps to push back against proposed budget cuts.
AFGE and NFFE say they have not had a substantive seat at the table during the drafting of HUD’s reform plans.