Tag: ED

Planning on Student Loan Forgiveness? Be Careful

October 16, 2018 2:01 PM
Planning on Student Loan Forgiveness? Be Careful

A recent GAO report found that the Education Department’s student loan forgiveness program isn’t working out so well for borrowers.

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Creating Path for Restructuring Federal Government

July 15, 2018 10:39 AM , Updated July 23, 2018 10:51 AM

Legislation has been introduced to create a path for implementing a plan to restructure or reorganize portions of the federal government.

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Lawmakers Want ED to Resume Bargaining with AFGE

June 27, 2018 12:08 PM , Updated July 6, 2018 11:01 AM
Lawmakers Want ED to Resume Bargaining with AFGE

Two Congressmen are seeking information from the Education Department regarding its decision to institute a new collective bargaining agreement with AFGE.

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Proposal to Revamp OPM, Labor and Education Department

June 21, 2018 1:26 PM

A White House proposal would substantially change OPM, move it under the EOP and merge the Departments of Education and Labor.

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Education Department Updates its Telework Policy

June 14, 2018 2:25 PM , Updated June 23, 2018 10:10 PM
Education Department Updates its Telework Policy

A new and more restrictive telework policy is being implemented at the Department of Education on October 1st.

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Department of Education v. AFGE: Union Busting or Fiscal Responsibility?

Department of Education v. AFGE: Union Busting or Fiscal Responsibility?

AFGE and the Education Department have been battling over a collective bargaining agreement. Is the agency “union busting” or being financially prudent?

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Education Says AFGE Waived Rights, Implements Collective Bargaining Agreement

March 14, 2018 5:47 PM
Education Says AFGE Waived Rights, Implements Collective Bargaining Agreement

When a union does not respond to an agency proposal after a time, can the agency implement it? Broad action by the Education Department may answer the question.

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Buyouts at Education Department

October 30, 2017 9:00 AM , Updated March 16, 2018 8:22 AM
Buyouts at Education Department

A buyout offer is reportedly pending for some employees within the Department of Education.

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Unprotected Whistleblowing Will Not Undo Removal of Federal Employee

A Department of Education employee removed for various misconduct reasons tried to thwart the agency’s action by pointing to his whistleblowing activity. Since he could not prove it was protected whistleblowing and the agency could prove it would fire him even if it had been, he lost out on his appeal.

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Trump Administration to Revoke Federal Transgender Bathroom Guidance for Public Schools

February 22, 2017 3:38 PM

The Trump administration has revoked guidelines issued by federal agencies under the Obama administration which instructed public schools to allow transgender students to use their preferred restroom facilities.

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