Tag: Proposed Legislation

House Passes Bill That Would Establish Employee Awards Program at DHS

By on June 21, 2017 in Agency News with 0 Comments
House Passes Bill That Would Establish Employee Awards Program at DHS

The House has passed legislation that would create a series of new initiatives to improve the morale of DHS employees.

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Congress Passes VA Accountability Bill

By on June 13, 2017 in Agency News, Human Resources with 0 Comments
Congress Passes VA Accountability Bill

The VA Accountability Bill has passed Congress. It will change human resources processes for taking action against agency employees.

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COVFEFE Act Would Make Trump’s Tweets Formal Government Records

By on June 13, 2017 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
COVFEFE Act Would Make Trump’s Tweets Formal Government Records

One Member of Congress wants to make sure that President Trump’s tweets are codified as official government records by law.

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How Can VA Services Be Improved? Ask Veterans What Needs Fixing

By on June 12, 2017 in Agency News with 0 Comments
How Can VA Services Be Improved? Ask Veterans What Needs Fixing

One Congressman wants to ask veterans what needs fixing at the VA to make needed reforms at the agency.

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VA Accountability and Whistleblower Protection Act of 2017 Passed By Senate

By on June 6, 2017 in Agency News, Human Resources with 0 Comments
VA Accountability and Whistleblower Protection Act of 2017 Passed By Senate

The Senate has passed the Accountability and Whistleblower Protection Act. The author provides a summary and analysis of the bill.

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Does the VA Accountability Bill Get Rid of the MSPB?

By on June 1, 2017 in Agency News with 0 Comments
Does the VA Accountability Bill Get Rid of the MSPB?

Congress is considering legislation to allow the VA secretary greater leeway in removing employees for performance reasons. Secretary David Shulkin provided a response to a direct question asking if the bill would mean elimination of the MSPB.

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Would the Federal Supervisor Training Act Make a Difference?

By on May 19, 2017 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
Would the Federal Supervisor Training Act Make a Difference?

The Federal Supervisor Training Act is likely to be reintroduced. The author looks at what is in the bill and how it could be improved.

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Legislation Pushes Back Against DOJ’s New Prosecuting Guidelines

By on May 17, 2017 in Agency News with 0 Comments
Legislation Pushes Back Against DOJ’s New Prosecuting Guidelines

New legislation introduced in Congress is pushing back against a recently issued directive from the Justice Department to pursue the most serious charges possible against most criminal suspects.

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Bipartisan Support for VA Accountability Bill

By on May 15, 2017 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
Bipartisan Support for VA Accountability Bill

A bipartisan bill in the Senate would make changes including creating an expedited appeal process for VA employees and alter existing appeal procedures.

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Senators Want to Improve Agencies’ Customer Service Focus

By on May 13, 2017 in Agency News with 0 Comments
Senators Want to Improve Agencies’ Customer Service Focus

Legislation has been introduced in the Senate designed to simplify the process for federal agencies to solicit voluntary feedback from their customers.

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