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Agencies encouraged to review, update employee awards plans

The Office of Management and Budget and the Office of Personnel Management have released new guidance on how agencies should reward high performing employees.

Trump's workforce EOs reinstated

A federal court on July 16 reinstated President Donald Trump’s controversial workforce executive orders that aim to make it easier to fire federal workers and restrict their collective bargaining rights.

Proposed rule would change union dues policy

The Federal Labor Relations Authority is seeking public comment on whether it should make changes to how union dues are collected from federal employees.

Report: 70 current, former CBP employees connected to controversial social media group

An internal investigation into “disturbing social media activity” among Customs and Border Protection workers has connected 70 current and former employees to a controversial Facebook group,

Federal Salary Council divided on need for change

Trump appointees to the Federal Salary Council are pushing for more comprehensive changes to the government compensation plans.

Bill would add CBP staff at ports of entry

Some help might be on the way for CBP as a bill in Congress proposes an additional 240 agriculture specialists.

Fed paid family leave passes in House

The House Defense authorization bill, which contains a provision that would permit federal employees to move from taking unpaid family leave to taking paid family leave, passed the House of Representatives.

Study: Political influence is endangering mission at DOJ

Watchdog groups and a member of Congress are raising concerns about too much outside influence on the Justice Department and they have an idea on how to address it.

Paid family leave bill awaits next steps in House

A bill is pending in Congress to provide federal employees with paid family leave for up to 12 weeks.

Reciprocity problems remain for security clearances

Current security clearance policies limit the movement of talent from one agency to another across the federal government, hurting efficiency.

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