The House passes a bill to increase supplemental dental and vision insurance coverage for federal employees, and the Senate might take it up soon.
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Some union representatives say the Pentagon is backing away from a promise to provide details on its new personnel system.
About 200 phone lines are out of service after contractor cuts telephone cable.
House leader threatens to hold back on budgets if agencies don’t improve telework opportunities.
Labor officials wonder whether they'll see the Homeland Security Department's personnel reform proposals before the November election.
Department is forced to take the temporary measure because Congress did not raise the federal debt ceiling before adjourning.
Measure includes authority for recruitment bonuses, vacation incentives and compensatory time off for travel.
Will performance pay and other personnel reforms spread to the rest of the government? No one really is sure.
Bill allows larger bonuses and compensatory time off for time spent on official travel.
Funds gained across-the-board in September.