The attempt to block IRS performance awards mirrors earlier move against VA executives.
Lawmakers find some common ground but likely will move away from it soon.
Employees generally say retirement and health benefits meet their needs and provide good value.
A year later, it’s unclear how many have been added to benefits programs.
The Senate starts to advance a bill that keeps the road clear for a 1 percent federal employee raise.
Like House bill, Senate measure is silent on increase, opening way for White House’s proposal to take effect.
Two studies show that despite encouragement to speak up, most workers are reluctant.
Data show that concerns of reprisal could trump encouragement to blow the whistle.
The measure seeks better response to reports of health, safety problems.
Only a small portion of the more than 30,000 appeals have been decided, but none favor employees.