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Recently introduced legislation would prohibit federal agencies from paying bonuses to federal employees who commit serious infractions under their agency’s code of conduct.
As a candidate for president, Donald Trump laid out a plan to reform the VA. He said recently this plan is moving forward “ahead of schedule.”
The Office of Management and Budget has asked federal agencies to limit their public comments about the president’s budget blueprint until the full budget is released later this spring.
The Treasury Department is having to use “extraordinary measures” to offset hitting the debt ceiling, and that includes using money from the G Fund to help pay for government operations.
Recently introduced legislation aims to provide pay parity between any raises given to General Schedule and Wage Grade federal employees.
Customs and Border Protection has released two requests for proposal seeking bids to build multiple border wall prototypes.
The House has passed legislation designed to improve the VA’s ability to hire and retain quality federal employees.
The House passed legislation that would make it easier to fire VA employees for misconduct or poor performance as well as allow the agency Secretary to reduce employee pensions under certain conditions.