An oversight subcommittee wants to know whether time and attendance abuse at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office is widespread or the product of incomplete reporting.
For J. David Cox, national president for the American Federation of Government Employees, the outcome of the 2016 presidential election came down to “bread and butter issues.” And those are challenges that his union, which represents more than 309,000 federal employees, will rally for with the start of the new administration as well.
Jeff Neal, former chief human capital officer at DHS, ponders how the new administration will handle federal employee unions.
The U.S. Postal Service, having faced years of financial hardship, posted a $5.6 billion net loss for fiscal 2016, despite an increase in revenue this year.
When President-elect Donald Trump takes office in January 2017, what does that mean for the federal government? Find out on this week on Fed Access when Government Executive Staff Correspondent Eric Katz joins host Derrick Dortch. November 18, 2016
The National Treasury Employees Union and Office of Personnel Management are battling in court on whether or not a judge should dismiss a lawsuit against the agency, stemming from the 2015 data breach.
The council also revealed an annual study from the Office of Personnel and Management and Bureau of Labor Statistics, which measures the pay gap between federal employees and private sector workers.
The National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association released its voting scorecard for the 114th Congress. The scorecard includes a breakdown of votes from each congressional member and how they stacked up to NARFE’s position on various legislation impacting the federal workforce.
Rather than outsource the work of delinquent tax collection, thousands of IRS employees set to lose their jobs in the next eight years could be retrained on how to do the work.
The Senior Executives Association named Bill Valdez as the next SEA president. Valdez has been a member of SEA since 2000, served on the board of Directors since 2005 and chaired the board for two years, from 2011 to 2013.
TSA released a determination on collective bargaining on Aug. 25, which changed some of the rules between the agency and the union. AFGE and TSA are currently involved in extended contract negotiations after TSA employees voted down the agreement reached in late 2015.
Agencies admitted that when it comes to telework, they’re still flying by the seat of their pants. The Office of Personnel Management is asking agencies to look more closely at their reports on employees’ telework usage and success.
When labor-management relationships are strong, employee engagement improves, federal union leaders said during a discussion at the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service conference in Chicago. Union leaders say their partnerships with agencies have improved over the past eight years, but the success of those partnerships too often depends on the administration.
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.