The chances of new restrictions being placed on use of administrative leave by agencies is growing as bills to accomplish this have been reported out of committees in both the House and the Senate.
Congress is considering two bills to try to curb abuse of administrative leave in agencies sometimes described as a method for agencies to avoid making tough personnel decisions.
The National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association (NARFE) has asked the House of Representatives’ Oversight and Government Reform Committee to consider extending the probationary period covering new federal employees.
The Office of Personnel Management has announced that it has completed sending notification letters to the majority of victims of the recent data breaches that hit the agency’s computers. Here is what this means for current or former federal workers who may be wondering if their personal information was exposed.
How can you avoid violating the Hatch Act while you are on the clock? The authors spell out what new guidance from the Office of Special Counsel says about proper use of social media for federal employees while they are at work.
The 2015 Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey results were recently released by the Office of Personnel Management. The author notes that agency leaders take the survey results seriously, even if employees find it hard to draw relationships between the survey results and agency responses. He highlights the highest and lowest positive scores across the six main categories of questions from the survey.
The Office of Personnel Management has released the full results from the 2015 Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey. Responses indicate that federal employees are increasingly satisfied with their pay.
An aging population of federal employees means that many are leaving federal service due to retirement. The National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association (NARFE) argues that this means there could be a damaging loss of institutional knowledge these federal workers take with them. However, the author points out that the turnover rate among federal employees is very low compared to the private sector and says that the loss of institutional knowledge from retiring federal workers might not be as bad as NARFE is projecting.
The author says that as long as public servants maintain good conduct and successful job performance, they have a constitutional right to challenge all negative actions that may affect or threaten their employment status. He provides a basic overview on how to exercise these rights as a federal employee should the need arise.