• House Blocks OPM-GSA Merger

    House Blocks OPM-GSA Merger

    The House of Representatives passed the FY 2020 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), which included an amendment that would block the administration’s proposed reorganization of the Office of Personnel Management. This action comes just days after lawmakers wrote to Acting OPM Director Margaret Weichert to criticize “premature” discussions of furloughs.

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Agencies Can Punish Employees Who Refuse to Break Rules

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The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit has set a new precedent for the federal workforce by upholding a ruling from the Merit Systems Protection Board (MSPB) wherein a State Department employee was punished for refusing to carry out an assignment that would have gone against federal rules.

Congress United on Whistleblower Protections

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Members on both sides of the aisle are seeking clarity from the new administration on how recent directives may impact federal employees and their perceptions of whistleblower rights.

This Week on FEDtalk: Enhancements & Whistleblower Programs

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Tune in this week for a special show on whistleblower programs with the Justice Department’s Deputy IG, a Deputy Counsel at Department of Homeland Security's Office of Inspector General, and the Office of Special Counsel's Chief of Investigation and Prosecution.

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