Effects of the COVID-19 pandemic are expected to slow claims processing at the Division of Federal Employees' Compensation, according to a July 6 audit of the Office of Workers’ Compensation Programs by the Labor Department’s Office of Inspector General.
A week after House Appropriators moved a funding bill that included a 1% pay raise for federal workers, a bipartisan group of lawmakers is pushing for parity between the civilian workforce and members of the military.
Senators from Maryland and Virginia have voiced their opposition to the federal government’s plan to require agency workers in the National Capital Region to return to their workplaces.
The Department of Veterans Affairs wants to pay medical workers more competitive salaries to better attract and retain them during the pandemic, VA Secretary Robert Wilkie said, and Congress just gave the agency more authority to do it.
Passage comes a day after union leaders warned about impacts of looming USCIS furloughs.
At a meeting in Ohio, Postmaster General Louis DeJoy outlined his plans to bring the Postal Service back to solvency, including elimination of overtime -- even if it means the mail is not delivered on time.
Citing pay parity and COVID-19 resiliency, lawmakers urge Appropriations Committee to rethink planned 1% increase.
The Office of Personnel Management proposed regulations to establish a new locality pay area for Des Moines, Iowa, and to include Imperial County, in the Los Angeles-Long Beach, Calif., locality pay area.
A new law allows the VA to increase pay for certain high-level officials, an authority vital to attracting and keeping talent, Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert Wilkie said.
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service told its workers’ union that notices of potential furloughs will be sent to USCIS employees between Wednesday and July 3.