Federal News Radio examines what the winners of the midterm elections in Maryland, DC and Virginia could do for federal employees.
Now that the final votes have been counted in the 2014 midterm elections, Colleen Kelley, president of the National Treasury Employees Union, said she’s hoping that some new members will fight for the interests of government workers.
While the number of people in Congress calling for the OPM director to resign grows, the White House is voicing support for Katherine Archuleta. NTEU and NARFE have sent letters to OPM asking for more details on the second breach.
If Congress fails to pass an omnibus spending bill before the Dec. 16 deadline and triggers a government shutdown, three Virginia lawmakers want to ensure furloughed federal employees get back pay.
In today’s Top Federal Headlines, Maryland’s two Senators write the Office of Personnel Management to express the concern they’re hearing from federal employees about the dramatic premium increases for the program.
Election Day can be a whirlwind of campaign signs, crowded polling sites and an avalanche of social media posts. To help cut through the chaos, here’s Federal News Radio’s roundup of congressional races, presidential platforms and Hatch Act reminders.
While Republicans clinched the White House and both congressional chambers, government pundits say it’s important that both political parties support the federal workforce and government, especially in the D.C. area.
Rep. Don Beyer (D-Va.) plans to continue his fight for the federal workforce, after winning re-election. He’ll join his fellow Virginia Democrat Gerry Connolly and Republican Barbara Comstock for the 115th Congress, in which he says he’s looking to raise federal pay and assure fairness on oversight investigations.
John Hancock Life & Health Insurance Company, OPM’s provider for the Federal Long Term Care Program, said “a confluence of factors” led to the sudden and drastic increases in premiums for 2017.
President Donald Trump signed a memorandum Monday implementing a federal hiring freeze. It prevents agencies from making most new hires and prevents them from filling vacant positions. It does not apply to military or national security positions.