How would a Republican administration potentially impact federal workers? Here is a summary of the 2016 Republican platform insofar as it would affect federal employees.
The appeals court agrees with the Merit Systems Protection Board that just because an HR Specialist had access to confidential personnel databases and was labeled a manager by her agency does not mean that she was in a management position or one that otherwise gave the Board jurisdiction over her adverse action (demotion) appeal.
Enrollees in the Federal Long Term Care Insurance Program are going to be facing a steep premium increase later this fall. OPM is providing those affected with information about their choices to deal with the cost increase.
Are you taking full advantage of the benefits available to you as a federal employee under the Federal Employees Retirement System (FERS)? The author outlines several key points that federal workers in this system should be aware of to make the most of their benefits for planning a successful future retirement.
A bill recently introduced in the House of Representatives would limit the amount of time federal employees have to appeal adverse actions. Ironically however, another House bill introduced at the same time would help strengthen protections for whistleblowers.
A “Comprehensive Policy Agenda for a New Administration in 2017” proposes changes for the federal workforce that would save about $330 billion by 2026. The proposals envision cuts to federal pay and benefits in a number of ways from changes to retirement, the federal leave program, and removing federal workers. Here is a summary.