The Federal Trade Commission has warned that a scam is being perpetrated on federal employees victimized by the breaches of Office of Personnel Management databases.
Federal employees and retirees could invest in outside mutual funds and would have more options in how they take out their retirement savings under plans approved Monday.
Current and former federal employees affected by either of the two cyber attacks on their personal information held by the Office of Personnel Management would get benefits beyond what the Obama administration has offered, under language approved by a Senate committee Thursday.
Agencies will be asked to cover the cost of credit monitoring for 21.5 million employees.
Offices that investigate allegations of discrimination and retaliation would be strengthened and discipline against those responsible would be encouraged, under a bill up for voting Tuesday.
The House plans to vote by the end of July on a bill to limit appeal rights of Veterans Affairs Department employees, one of many proposals flowing from the patient-care scandal there.
Eligibility already was extended to same-sex spouses following a 2013 court ruling.
Auditors issued a “flash audit alert” to top agency leaders “to bring to your immediate attention serious concerns we have.”
The measure allowing “clawbacks” of awards is one of several federal workforce bills set for consideration.
Senior executives point to a failure at agencies to retain talent by not noticing or respecting achievements.