Merit Systems Protection Board officials say provisions in the new Homeland Security personnel system require the agency to start giving priority to its cases.
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Rep. Steny Hoyer, D-Md., told union members Wednesday that the Bush administration is trying to do away with collective bargaining.
Pentagon official notes DoD plans to spend $130 billion of its $419 billion fiscal 2006 budget request on military personnel and health care.
Early optimism for premium conversion legislation has not spread to the House Ways and Means Committee.
A leading Republican senator says he will not rest until the bill is passed.
Number of hires not keeping pace with vacancies, however.
House Government Reform Committee chairman says White House has "a long way to go" to make case for governmentwide reform.
The president’s pay agent also decided to add three new areas next year.
A coalition of unions has filed a lawsuit in an effort to force the Defense Department to start over with its personnel reform effort.
Agency says any new system will have challenges, but problems with paychecks are rare.