The buyout tidal wave of 2015-16 has failed to materialize and many agencies are still trying to figure out where they are based on the two-year agreement recently OK’d by the President. Lots of retirement-age workers say all Uncle Sam has to do is make them an offer, then stand back!
The Environmental Protection Agency’s CFO said offices should continue to follow April 2017 hiring guidance, while the agency prepares its FY2017 enacted operating plan for Congress.
Environmental Protection Agency acting Deputy Administrator Mike Flynn said more details about what positions are included in the VERA/VSIP program will be available this summer.
Zero tracking, limited oversight, and a loss of institutional knowledge all contributed to the Small Business Administration’s failed VERA/VSIP program three years ago.
The Environmental Protection Agency is proposing to cut about 8 percent of its workforce through a VERA/VSIP program by Sept. 2.
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission is preparing reductions in force (RIFs) to employees at three offices at the agency. An NRC spokesman said the agency is looking at alternatives to RIFs, but it sent an initial 120-day notice to the National Treasury Employees Union, which represents many NRC employees.
The agency could downgrade, transfer, reassign or involuntarily separate up to 405 employees as part of the workforce shuffle.
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.
Both the Veterans Affairs and Interior Departments are moving federal employees out of Washington, D.C., and into consolidated regional offices.
Rep. Blaine Luetkemeyer wants the Office of Personnel Management to describe how it will manage and oversee agency buyouts and early retirement offers.