A career civil servant has been handed the job of implementing the Defense Department's new personnel system.
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National Academy of Public Administration recommends pay banding salary system.
OPM officials try to educate federal managers on role telework can play in ensuring continuous operations.
Move would affect Washington field office; union official cries foul and prepares to fight back.
Action comes just a few days after a House subcommittee approved similar legislation.
Progress extremely slow, House Government Reform Committee to address problems in July.
House subcommittee takes a step toward getting rid of Thrift Savings Plan open seasons, which restrict participant changes to certain times of the year.
The civil service is still an attractive option for job applicants, administrators say.
Proposed amendment would pay them their civilian salary while they are deployed in the National Guard or Reserves.
Measure includes recruitment and retention bonuses, comp time and enhanced vacation benefits for mid-career hires.