• OPM Encourages Leaders to Question Progressive Discipline Model

    OPM Encourages Leaders to Question Progressive Discipline Model

    In a memo to agencies and a guidance posted last week, the Office of Personnel Management is encouraging agencies to step away from progressive penalties and tables of penalties in deciding what disciplinary action to take against employees. The guidance was issued to assist in the implementation of White House Executive Order 13839, which pushed agencies to promote greater accountability in their offices.

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Agencies Escape Sequestration this Year

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Agencies can breathe a sigh of relief after the Congressional Budget Office confirmed its earlier findings that that discretionary spending will not force agencies to face sequestration in the final six weeks of the fiscal year.

Continuing Resolutions Poised to Trigger Sequestration

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According to a new report issued by the Congressional Budget Office (CBO), continued reliance on continuing resolutions would likely trigger across-the-board federal spending cuts, or sequestration.

DOD Furloughs Begin - Managers Advised to Not Use Military or Contractors to do Work of Furloughed Civilians

Yesterday over 650,000 civilian Defense Department employees experienced their first of eleven (11) furlough days. Those employees face one furlough day every week through the end of the fiscal year, amounting to a 20% pay cut per pay period.

On June 28, Assistant Secretary of Readiness and Force Management Frederick Vollrath sent a memoproviding additional guidance to the department for furlough implementation.

New White House Report Warns of Sequestration

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In a new report released by the White House, the administration cautioned that the House of Representatives’ version of the government’s discretionary budget for fiscal year 2017 could prompt the return of sequestration.

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