Employee Policy

Biden’s nominee makes his case to take the government’s top regulatory job

Presidential pick Richard Revesz gained the support of former OIRA administrators for the job, which is housed within OMB—but he still has some progressive detractors.

Benefits

OPM approves multiple emergency leave transfer programs

The news from the Office of Personnel Management comes as part of a regular roundup of pay and benefits news.

Employee Policy

Can apprenticeships help address the cyber workforce gap?

The push comes as part of the Labor Department's cybersecurity apprenticeship sprint, which it launched with the Department of Commerce over the summer.

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Supply and Preparedness Planning for Hand and Surface Hygiene

This resource supports readers and their agencies as they seek to stay prepared to perform their organizational mission at every moment.

Pay

Federal judge allows fed to pursue overtime backpay from training

A lawsuit challenges regulations from OPM that dictate federal employees cannot receive overtime pay in connection with entry-level job training.

Employee Policy

Archivist confirmation hearing turns to politics behind Mar-a-Lago search

Republicans seized on a traditionally "sleepy" confirmation process to draw attention to the National Archives and Records Administration's involvement in the FBI search of former President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago estate.

Employee Policy

Three Mile Island: Whistleblowers saved the day ... after

A new documentary on errors made in the cleanup after the infamous 1979 nuclear accident reminds feds, and workers of all kinds, of the importance of whistleblowers—and the need for stronger whistleblower protections.

Employee Policy

Can federal employees volunteer for political campaigns and make contributions? Election do's and don'ts

This is the second installment in a series about the rules and policies federal employees should know ahead of the midterm elections.

Employee Policy

Can apprenticeships help address the cyber workforce gap?

The push comes as part of the Labor Department's cybersecurity apprenticeship sprint, which it launched with the Department of Commerce over the summer.

Agencies across government send help as hurricane Ian slams Florida

FEMA says it has sufficient resources to handle the potentially catastrophic storm even as it tackles several crises simultaneously.

Sponsor Content

The State of Software Security Industry Snapshot: Public Sector

Discover How Government Agencies Stack Up Against Other Industry Segments in DevSecOps and Application Security.

Employee Policy

Unions make last-ditch effort to expand bargaining rights for VA medical professionals

Labor leaders are urging lawmakers to vote to repeal a longstanding bar against negotiating over matters affecting patient care, and to hold this vote before the end of Congress’ session.

Pay

Senate reaches deal to avoid shutdown

Lawmakers agree to drop controversial provisions, set up new deadline 10 weeks out for lame duck Congress.

Employee Policy

Does the Hatch Act apply to you? Election season do’s and don’ts

This is the first installment in a series, to lay out the rules and policies federal employees should know ahead of the midterm elections.

Employee Policy

Equity within the workplace

Author Melanie Ho joins our partner podcast show, and discusses her book and the conversations around equity in the workplace.

Employee Policy

How DOJ plans to defend feds who face state prosecution for performing abortions

The Biden administration has laid out its legal rationale to ensure federal employees are shielded from state laws banning the care.

Employee Policy

After years of delay, we soon may know new FBI Headquarters location

The law enforcement agency will either be in Greenbelt, Md., Landover, Md., or Springfield, Va.

Employee Policy

CDC team honored for COVID vaccine distribution work

This news comes as part of our roundup of recent updates and stories on coronavirus that you may have missed.

Retirement

Preparing to 'Win' Retirement

Retirement expert and author Joe Casey joins our partner podcast to discuss his book on how to have a fruitful transition into retirement.

Pay

Union calls on administration to do more to retain federal firefighters

The Biden Administration secured significant pay raises for wildland firefighters as part of the bipartisan infrastructure law. However, those increases are, for now, temporary and an exodus to stabler positions has continued.

Pay

Your guide to pay and benefits during a shutdown

Although lawmakers are loath to let appropriations lapse ahead of an election, complications remain over permitting reform and other measures expected to be included in legislation to keep the government open.