After being cancelled last year due to COVID-19, the Presidential Rank Awards are returning in 2021.
The House has passed legislation that would create a series of new initiatives to improve the morale of DHS employees.
The Deputy Secretary of the VA is unhappy about a law recently passed that limits awards and incentives for VA employees. However, the Chairman of the House VA Committee made it clear he won’t budge on repealing the bonus restrictions.
OMB and OPM have released authorization levels for specified employee awards for the current fiscal year. Caps have also been removed for payment of other awards that were capped at fiscal year 2010 levels.