The federal government provided 8,469 employees from 33 agencies with over $58.7 million in student loan repayment benefits in 2014, according to an annual report from the Office of Personnel Management (OPM).
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Federal agencies have been put on notice to wrap up their priority rulemakings by the summer, according to reports in The Hill on a memo from Howard Shelanski, the administrator of the White House Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA).
Last weekend a group of armed anti-government activists calling themselves “Citizens for Constitutional Freedom” began their occupation of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in rural Oregon.
Monday the House sent to the desk of the President the 2015 Competitive Service Act, which would allow agencies to collaborate on competitive service certificates when looking to fill a position in the same occupational series and similar grade level.
While President Obama’s proposed pay raise for federal employees would be the largest since 2010, some lawmakers are preparing to push for more.
The future of career leadership in the federal government looks bleak, according to a survey of nearly 500 Senior Executive Service (SES) and Senior Professional (SP) federal employees.
President Obama has issued several executive orders during his tenure encouraging federal regulatory agencies to conduct retrospective reviews of their regulations.
Created in 2002 to protect the nation’s people and borders, the Department of Homeland Security is still sorely lacking in some of its most basic duties over a decade later. According to a report from the Government Accountability Office, DHS has poorly tracked how much it spends on its workforce training programs and facilities each year.
A bill intended to provide short-term funding for the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) failed to get the necessary votes for passage yesterday.
Lawmakers are working on legislation to reauthorize the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).
In the fiscal year 2013 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), Section 955, Congress directed the Department of Defense (DOD) to develop and implement a plan to achieve cost savings in total funding for civilian and contractor workforces in fiscal years 2012 through 2017.
Last week the Obama Administration announced that the government is well on its way to meeting the challenge issued by the President to hire 100,000 people with disabilities into the federal workforce within five years.
After a Department of Justice employee’s email account was compromised, a Twitter user posted a link to contact information for 9,355 Department of Homeland Security employees Sunday, followed by a link to a list of roughly 20,000 FBI employees.
The percentage of Hispanics employed by the federal government continues to rise, according to a new report released by the Office of Personnel Management (OPM).
With one third of the air traffic controller workforce eligible to retire, staffing down 10 percent since 2011, and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) missing hiring goals in each of the past five years, Congress is taking steps to understand the issues and chart a path forward.
While the Office of Personnel Management’s (OPM) Acting Director Beth Cobert has stated her ambition to have the National Background Investigations Bureau (NBIB) up and running with an appointed director to lead it by October 2016, some members of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee are skeptical.
A bipartisan cadre of lawmakers from the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee has sent letters to two dozen agencies to gather information about a potentially critical breach of Juniper Networks’ firewalls that might have compromised the integrity of agencies’ encrypted communications.
Congress has reopened the debate about the probationary period for federal employees. It last took up the issue, but did not send legislation to the President’s desk, in 2011.