Interior

Interior IG says USGS director retaliated against whistleblower

A watchdog report alleges that an "impermissible, retaliatory motive" was behind the reassignment of a whistleblower at the U.S. Geological Survey.

Report highlights security threats to federal employees

Extremist views on public land control put federal employees at risk, and government officials have played a part, according to the chairwoman of a House subcommittee.

House wants to know if free work from feds is legal

A House panel is probing the legal gray area of excepted operations during a lapse in appropriations.

Trump, lawmakers battle over shutdown, wall funding

Lawmakers are hurtling toward a partial government shutdown on Friday, as Trump and House conservatives dig in on wall funding.

House and Senate agree on CR through Feb. 8

It's still not clear if President Trump will agree to punt a confrontation on funding for the border wall until February, when Democrats control the House of Representatives.

NLRB enters fray over USPS pilot program

A National Labor Relations Board regional office has sided with a union that is asking the U.S. Postal Service provide it with details on a pilot program to locate postal counters in office supply stores.

Capital-area Park Service employees choose union

The National Treasury Employees Union announced that is has won an election to represent about 1,300 National Park Service employees in the NPS National Capital Region.

Park rangers win jobs back in retaliation case

The Office of Special Counsel affirmed the allegations of two seasonal park rangers who claimed they were retaliated against for whistleblowing activities.

Error delays pay for 40,000 feds

More than 40,000 federal employees at 23 agencies were not paid via electronic funds transfer as scheduled last week.

Bill would reconcile locality pay disparity

House lawmakers are sponsoring legislation that would address a conflict in regional locality pay boundaries that has produced unequal calculation of wages for blue- and white-collar federal workers.

Attacks on park feds increase

Attacks and threats on federal employees who work in national parks and wildlife refuges jumped last year, the advocacy group Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER) said last week.

Attacks on rangers and federal resource employees increase

Attacks and threats on federal employees who work in national parks and wildlife refuges increased last year, according to numbers compiled by the advocacy group Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER).

Park Police furloughs ended

The National Park Service announced last month that furloughs of U.S. Park Police officers and staff would end effective June 1.

U.S. Park Police furloughs end

The National Park Service announced last week that it would end furloughs of U.S. Park Police officers and staff effective June 1.

Lawmaker rolls out six-month continuing resolution

The chairman of the House Appropriations Committee on Sept. 10 introduced a temporary funding measure to prevent a government shutdown.

Federal firefighter begins virtual campaign for health benefits

With a typical workday being 16 hours spent battling wild fires protecting the nation's communities, John Lauer believes his employer – the federal government – should at least pay for his health care.

Obama offers details on new veterans jobs proposal

President Obama called for a broad-based effort to bolster veterans employment, particularly among those vets returning from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.