A new Government Accountability Office review of recruiting and retention efforts to increase the number of employees with disabilities at federal agencies shows some bright spots, such as improved recruiting, but also finds ample room for improvement, most pointedly in retention.
National Guard troops are usually are called up for domestic duty by governors, not by the Department of Defense, and — just as with other state workers — their pay and benefits vary widely even as they do similar jobs.
The State Department must expand racial and ethnic diversity among its full-time, permanent, career workforce, the Government Accountability Office said.
New regulations will allow workers designated essential during the coronavirus outbreak to have their unused leave restored.
The coronavirus pandemic has pushed workers who are used to top-secret networks home. But as intel agencies begin bringing more personnel back, they'll have to contend with lingering anxieties.
Lawmakers are pressing the Federal Bureau of Prisons for details on the recent mass redeployments of potentially COVID-exposed personnel to help patrol the city street protests that erupted after the police killing of George Floyd.
Veterans Affairs, State, Agriculture and other federal agencies are ramping up operations and bringing more workers into the office.
Postal delays and mistakes have marred primary voting, and after years of budget cuts and plant closures, mail delivery has slowed so much that ballot deadlines in many states are no longer realistic.
Earlier this month the Thrift Savings Plan announced more new Lifecycle funds will be available July 1.
Despite plans to incrementally bring workers back to the office, federal agencies still expect to allow at least some part of their workforces to continue to work remotely due to the lingering COVID-19 pandemic.