Workforce

Presidential Hopeful Vows to Double the Number of Career Diplomats at State

Democratic candidate would create new recruiting pipelines and pay structures to boost workforce.

OPM Doesn’t Anticipate Furloughs in October

Acting Director Margaret Weichert sought to reassure employees that their jobs were safe despite a recent dust-up with lawmakers.

Trump’s Latest Controversial Immigration Appointee Is Already Clashing With His Workforce

Ken Cuccinelli accuses his employees, and their union, of "choosing to deny reality" after they back lawsuit over new policy.

VA Whistleblowers Tell Congress Retaliation Is Still Rampant

One VA employee received a proposed firing notice just one day prior to testifying.

How Well Do VA’s Regional Offices Perform? VA Doesn’t Really Know.

The department has 1,000 employees to oversee medical centers, but their roles have never been clearly defined and performance is not clearly measured, auditors say.

Dozens of Democrats Say Trump Administration is Under Hiring and Over Firing Disabled Feds

Lawmakers want data to further investigate the hiring and firing of workers with targeted disabilities.

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Some Agencies Reluctant to Offer Telework Amid D.C. Metro Disruption

The Office of Personnel Management directed agencies to encourage the practice during the summer closures of half a dozen Virginia Metrorail stations.

Union Organizers Score Another Win at USDA

Staff at National Institute of Food and Agriculture vote 137-2 to join the American Federation of Government Employees.

IG: USPS Is Putting Injured Workers at Risk by Failing to Adequately Reduce Opioid Use

Average number of opioid prescriptions per injured employee has climbed over last few years, despite nationwide cuts.

A Growing Number of Feds Think They've Seen Favoritism, Other Prohibited Personnel Practices

Uptick could be at least partially a result of increased awareness, Merit Systems Protection Board concludes.

Pentagon Orders Delay in IT Employee Transfers Following Union Protest

The Defense Department no longer plans to move staff from support agencies to the Defense Information Services Agency before the end of September, officials said.

FLRA Chair Justifies High Overturn Rate By Saying Arbitrators Are ‘Exceeding Authority’

A study by an arbitrator found that Colleen Duffy Kiko’s FLRA has set overturned awards roughly three times as often as the FLRA during the Obama and George W. Bush administrations.

Retirement Claims Backlog Inches Down in May

The pile of pending claims shrunk by nearly 600 last month and is slightly smaller than it was at the same time last year.