The Department of Defense has announced its plan to extend benefits to same-sex spouses of civilian employees.
The Merit Systems Protection Board is delaying the processing and adjudication of the recent influx of furlough appeals until it can get a better general understanding of them.
A first-grade DOD civilian school teacher fired for inappropriately touching students when disciplining them has won reinstatement from the appeals court.
During fiscal year 2010, DOD achieved its initial goal of transitioning approximately 75 percent of NSPS employees to the General Schedule system despite having to overcome some challenges. DOD plans to transition the remaining NSPS employees by the January 1, 2012, mandated deadline.
Recent articles in the media have indicated that federal employees are not represented by unions that negotiate wages. This is not true as there are agencies in which wages are determined through collective bargaining. Here are a few of these agencies and how the salaries in these agencies compare to the rest of the federal workforce.
When the Air Force awarded a contract to a business owned by an Asian-American under a “set aside” for businesses owned by minorities, a lawsuit was filed. An appeals court has remanded the case as Congress did not have a “strong basis in evidence” to conclude that “race-conscious remedial measures were necessary.
In the twists and turns of implementing new human resources systems in DoD and DHS, unexpected events may lead to unanticipated results. Could unions end up bargaining on pay at DHS and DoD? Here is how such a scenario could play out in these agencies.
Transforming business systems at DoD is a complex job and has run into problems in a number of areas. GAO makes several recommendations to make the transformation to new systems work better.
George Nesterczuk has been appointed as the OPM advisor and will lead the OPM assistance to DoD in setting up the National Security Personnel System.
The author contends that pay for performance will not work in a government environment