Lawmakers blast a Homeland Security proposal that would lower the standard of proof needed to discipline or fire an employee.
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A senior Republican senator Wednesday called for a fair and transparent in-house appeals board in the new Homeland Security Department personnel system.
While the top executives of the country’s biggest trade associations make well over $1 million per year in total compensation, labor union officials -- especially those representing federal employees -- take home far less in compensation, according to a National Journal survey.
Washington-area House lawmakers continue to support military-civilian pay parity, despite recent calls from the Bush administration and a House Appropriations Committee member to limit the 2005 civil service pay raise.
Federal labor unions' measured support for Homeland Security personnel reforms is giving way to angry denunciations.