The VA and federal civil service is “trapped in a failed and antiquated civil service system that is in desperate need of reform.” A House bill would change the system in the VA.
Social media is a powerful tool. Federal employees are in a unique position. Can they tweet hostile political opinions to many followers? Is that a good career move?
Two Congressmen have released a guide for federal employees which they say helps to foster a “safe and responsible disclosure of information” to fight back against a “communications blackout” they say has been employed by the Trump administration.
Finding that the Government failed to justify reassignment of a Department of Justice whistleblower, the appeals court has bounced his appeal back to MSPB and ordered the Government to pay his costs.
A federal whistleblower has legal protection from retaliation. A gag order may fall within this type of protected activity.
A Maryland Congressman wants federal employees to know that they are free to call him despite the Trump administration’s recent efforts to filter agency communications.