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Thousands of D.C.- area feds file for unemployment -- FederalSoup.com
About 9,000 federal employees in the Washington, D.C. metro area have filed for unemployment insurance since the partial government shutdown began just before the holidays.
Combined Fed Campaign calls on feds to support “Giving Tuesday” & IVD -- FederalSoup.com
Fall is the high season for the Combined Federal Campaign—the “most inclusive workplace giving campaign in the world,” as the campaign’s website aptly puts it.
VA joins career program for military spouses -- FederalSoup.com
The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs this week announced that it has joined a career program that connects military spouses to nearly 400 different employers.
Proposed rule gives direct hiring authority for IT positions -- FederalSoup.com
The Office of Personnel Management, in a proposed rule published this week, is looking to give agencies the direct authority to hire IT professionals.
FLEOA wants repeal of 2016 annuity supplement policy -- FederalSoup.com
A group representing more than 27,000 federal law enforcement professionals is asking the Office of Personnel Management to roll back on a policy that negatively affects divorced former federal employees’ annuity supplements.
White House request for a speedy appeal in workforce EOs ruling denied -- FederalSoup.com
The White House’s request for an expedited appeal of the federal court decision that the bulk of its workforce executive orders violated the constitutional rights of federal employees, has been denied.
Postal union leader: No international mail for U.S. if it pulls out of treaty -- FederalSoup.com
If the U.S. pulls out of an international postal treaty, there will be no international mail or packages sent to the U.S., an official with a 192-country postal union, says.
Feds are waiting longer to retire -- FederalSoup.com
Civilian federal employees are waiting longer to retire from the workforce, according a new trend report from the Office of Personnel Management.
Union says VA official illegally recorded meeting -- FederalSoup.com
A federal employee union is accusing the Department Veterans Affairs of illegally recording union negotiators’ private conversations at a meeting in late August.
Lawmakers urge Congress to give feds a pay raise -- FederalSoup.com
Eight House Democrats who represent the D.C.-metro area have penned a letter to congressional leaders asking them to give federal employees a raise for 2019, despite the president’s call for a pay freeze.
The U.S. Air Force wants to know how happy its workforce is in their workplace environment, and what actions it needs to take to make improvements.
Trump cancels 2019 pay raise for feds -- FederalSoup.com
Federal employees will not be getting their expected pay raise next year; President Trump scrapped the plan, calling it “inappropriate.”
A group of former CIA officials has penned a letter expressing their opposition to President Trump removing the security clearance of former government officials.
Judge strikes down key provisions in workforce executive orders -- FederalSoup.com
A U.S. District Court judge has ruled that nine provisions included in President Trump’s workforce executive orders—that make it easier to fired federal workers and restrict their collective bargaining rights—violated the U.S. Constitution.
Federal Soup launches fed employee survey -- FederalSoup.com
Federal Soup wants to know more about our readers and subscribers and has launched a new survey to better improver our services.
Louisiana senator wants to freeze pay of some feds -- FederalSoup.com
More than 14,000 federal employees would have their pay frozen next year if an amendment introduced by a Republican senator is approved.
DOD to launch new employee travel booking system -- FederalSoup.com
The Department of Defense has announced that it has tapped a contractor to develop a new $9.3 million business travel system to replace its current “aging and inefficient” system.
Reps. call DHS whistleblower report ‘deeply troubling’ -- FederalSoup.com
An inspector general report has found that the Department of Homeland Security is failing to comply with whistleblower protection laws, and some ranking members of the House are urging further investigation.
GSA releases new per diem rates -- FederalSoup.com
The General Services Administration gave federal employees a slight increase in business travel reimbursements for 2019.
Travel reimbursement limitation removed for servicemembers -- FederalSoup.com
A new policy change will prevent military and civilian workers who travel for work from being responsible for out-of-pocket expenses.
APWU arbitration award protects workers' political activities -- FederalSoup.com
A national arbitrator this week rejected changes the Postal Service made to its leave without pay rules that restricted employees’ ability to participate in political activities.
DOD prohibits use of GPS on devices -- FederalSoup.com
Deployed Department of Defense personnel who are working in 'operational areas,” may no longer use the geolocation services on their personal and government-issued devices.
Senate approves pay raise for feds -- FederalSoup.com
The Senate on Aug. 1 approved a spending package that includes a 1.9 percent pay raise for civilian federal employees next year.
Proposed bill would allow some feds to use ma*****na -- FederalSoup.com
Some federal employees would legally be allowed to use ma*****na without the risk of losing their jobs under a proposed bill.
Senate Confirms Robert Wilkie as VA Secretary -- FederalSoup.com
The Senate has confirmed Acting Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert Wilkie as the new permanent leader of the embattled agency.
Lawmakers aim to fix moving expense 'loophole' in new tax law -- FederalSoup.com
A bipartisan group of senators has introduced legislation that would close a loophole that prevents certain federal employees from having additional taxes on their moving expenses reimbursed.
Lawmakers, American Bar Assoc. want to block executive order -- FederalSoup.com
A Virginia lawmaker is seeking to block the president’s recent executive order that removes all administrative law judges from the competitive examination and selection process.
Expert sees even tougher road ahead for WH executive orders -- FederalSoup.com
Nathan Abse speaks with an attorney and professor of labor and employment relations at the University of Illinois College of Law, Michael H. Leroy, about the White House push to curb labor’s power in federal agencies—and, more broadly, in the American workplace.
Latest EO changes the way agency judges are selected -- FederalSoup.com
President Trump has issued an executive order that eliminates the testing process for administrative law judges at federal agencies, making it easier for the administration to have influence over the process of hiring judges.
A ‘glass ceiling’ exists for women at DOJ -- FederalSoup.com
An analysis by the DOJ's Office of Inspector General has found that women are significantly underrepresented at the Bureau of Alcohol, To***co, Fi****ms; the Drug Enforcement Administration; and the Federal Bureau of Investigations.
The Office of Personnel Management as of July 9 has instructed agency leaders to begin implementing requirements of the three workforce executive orders that target union activities while on the job.
OPM proposes new locality pay areas -- FederalSoup.com
The Office of Personnel Management is seeking comment on a proposal to add four new locality pay areas.
WH proposes sweeping changes to federal government -- FederalSoup.com
The White House on Thursday released a blue-print of recommendations to reorganize the federal government.
IRS workers' compensation program vulnerable to fraud -- FederalSoup.com
Over a four-year period, the Internal Revenue Service paid an average of about $40 million per year for workers' compensation claims, and it needs to do a better job at ensuring that fraudulent cases aren’t making it through the system, a new report finds.
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