AFGE scored several legislative victories in the House of Representatives last week.
The Department of Defense has announced that it is officially lifting the agency’s civilian workforce hiring freeze, but with some restrictions.
The Defense secretary has called for a review of DoD’s business operations. The author says that this can work to reduce costs and improve operations at the agency.
The Trump administration has said it wants to make cuts to the overall size of the federal workforce, however, the author says that that this may be harder to do than it would seem on the surface.
The Defense Department has issued agency-specific guidance on the hiring freeze. The author provides a complete breakdown of the details.
The Defense Department has been given authority for a $15,000 increase in buyout payments for federal employees. It will probably not be the last agency receiving this increase.
These are seven provisions of the National Defense Authorization Act that federal workers should know about.