A new omnibus veterans package cleared the House Tuesday afternoon, but it doesn’t address three controversial issues that both veterans affairs committees and the VA Secretary himself have spent the past year debating. That leaves a fix for the outdated veterans appeals process, an alternative or solution to the Veterans Choice Program and new accountability procedures to the 115th Congress and next administration.
The House Oversight Committee investigated reports of sexual harassment and misconduct within the Agriculture Department. Employee advocates testified on Capitol Hill that the U.S. Forest Service is not doing enough to prevent harassment, protect victims, and punish perpetrators. Federal News Radio’s Meredith Somers shares the details on Federal Drive with Tom Temin.
Jeff Neal, former chief human capital officer at DHS, ponders how the new administration will handle federal employee unions.
The Office of Personnel Management’s CIO says modernizing legacy IT systems at civilian agencies like OPM is more than just updating software.
A Department of Veterans Affairs employee who told Congress the agency was using unauthorized wait lists for mental health care in Colorado has resigned
The Defense Department now has systems up and running that allow lenders to instantly verify a potential borrower’s military status at the same time his or her credit record is checked.
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 Office of Government Ethics finalized a series of sweeping changes to its executive branch ethics program days ahead of the upcoming presidential transition. OGE used nearly 40 years of feedback to write the new program, which strengthens ethics training for designated agency ethics officials and requires new political appointees to receive ethics training within the first 15 days of appointment.
Defense Secretary Ashton Carter announced a series of recruiting changes on Tuesday that he said would let the armed services recruit from a broader swath of the American population, rebuild lost ties with local communities and reduce growing misconceptions about military service.
The Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces rule suffered a setback the day before it was supposed to go into effect, as the Eastern District of Texas placed a preliminary injunction on it. This delays it from being enforced until the lawsuit challenging it has played out in court.
The Chief of Naval Operations is in charge of manning, training and equipping the Navy. And Adm. John Richardson, the current CNO, says that means civilians too. In a bit of an unusual step for a military service chief, Richardson issued his own framework for improving the health of the civilian workforce on Friday.
The inevitable has come to pass: a federal contracting association has legally challenged the Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces final rule.
The Office of Government Ethics has a new proposed rule that would exclude some federal employees at General Schedule 13 positions or below from having to automatically submit financial disclosures.
In most cases, government jobs are forever, but Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says there are two easy ways to get fired, especially this time of year.
R. Scott Oswald, managing principal of the Employment Law Group, will discuss what you can do to avoid getting suspended, fired, or fined because of violations of the no-politics-at-the-office law. October 5, 2016