If you’re a federal employee—and approaching retirement—there are a number of documents to assemble, whether in paper or electronic form, in preparing to file for your benefits.
This month, OPM announced the kickoff of its Federal Workforce Competency Initiative (FWCI), a random survey of federal employees aimed at gathering data on the federal workforce and its competencies. A sample of feds across a wide range of agencies will receive the FWCI.
The administration is adding money to multiple tech modernization programs and removing the Overseas Contingency Account from the Defense Department request and folding in warfighting funds into the base budget.
The Biden administration, from its earliest days in January, made it known it is pushing to ensure not only will all federal employees get a $15-per-hour minimum wage, but so too will federal contractors.
Chris Krebs, the former CISA director, has been vocal in recent months about the need for his old job to be filled in short order while the administration confronts multiple cybersecurity problems within the federal government.
The Environmental Protection Agency rolled back the clock on portions of its collective bargaining agreement on official time, union office space, grievance procedures and more.
Appeals have been stalled at the Merit Systems Protection Board for more than four years, and leaders on the Government Operations subcommittee in the House want the White House to get moving on board nominations.
Though many feds can and do work remotely, many other federal employees actually staff the frontlines against the pandemic—as healthcare, first responder, law enforcement or other security professional—and take far more risk than the average person among the public.