The National Weather Service Employees Organization condemned the Weather service for allegedly spying on online union meetings in a complaint filed with Federal Labor Relations Authority.
The Federal Employee Education and Assistance Fund is offering no-interest loans for federal employees during next month’s FSAFEDS ‘blackout period.’
Congress and members in the federal community are at a standstill over how to change the Windfall Elimination Provision (WEP) for federal employees and retirees in the Civil Service Retirement System. House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Kevin Brady had a bill that would lessen the WEP penalty, but last-minute changes to the legislation derailed its official introduction to Congress.
Two postal reform bills passed the House Oversight and Government Reform committee, although not without opposition or concerns.
The American Postal Workers Union concluded a two year contract negotiation, securing pay raises, Cost of Living Adjustments, job security commitments and more for its members.
The Veterans Affairs Department says it’s earning back trust and confidence from the veterans it serves, and employee engagement within the department is also improving. This comes roughly 10 days before the VA Commission on Care is expected to pitch a major overhaul to the department’s health care and personnel systems.
OPM is pushing agencies to develop plans to deal with Metro maintenance, while feds are already seeing longer commutes and more traffic.
Debra D’Agostino, a founding partner with the Federal Practice Group, details the strange history of personnel practices for airport security screeners.
OPM acting Director Beth Cobert gives agencies initial guidance to deal with the impending closures of the Washington, D.C. area subway system. In the memo, OPM recommended agencies review and expand flexible workplace policies.
The Postal Regulatory Commission mandated that USPS reduce its postal rates for the first time in 100 years, a move that could cost the organization more than $2 billion in annual revenue.
National Treasury Employees Union National President Tony Reardon says the IRS needs to be fully funded in fiscal 2017 so it can hire staff to keep up with an increasing workload.
The National Federation of Federal Employees says recent guidance from the Office of Personnel Management contradicts legislation that would let temporary or seasonal workers compete for the same jobs that are open to permanent federal employees.
The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee wants to see if the Transportation Security Administration has been abusing its power to relocate employees to different workplaces.
Federal employees caught up in Wednesday’s unprecedented Metrorail shutdown have taken the Office of Personnel Management to task yet again over its controversial operating status decision.
In just a couple of weeks the Defense Department will start rolling out a new performance rating system called New Beginnings. Don Hale, chairman of the American Federation of Government Employees tells Federal Drive with Tom Temin that none of its quarter million DoD employees are included in the initial test group.