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A Senate committee has approved a bipartisan bill to cut back on federal agencies’ use of administrative leave.
President Obama’s budget proposal for fiscal 2017 contains the previously announced plan for a 1.6 percent raise for federal employees.
A long-simmering dispute over how the Obama administration applied the Affordable Care Act to members of Congress and some of their staff has been revived and could hang up the confirmation of a new federal personnel chief.
Longest-serving government watchdog raised warnings about computer security both before and after breaches of personnel and background investigation files.
The government will shift responsibility for storing background information on millions of federal employees and others from the Office of Personnel Management to the Defense Department and will create a new entity to oversee background investigations.
The most conservative of the Thrift Savings Plan investment funds yielded the best return for federal and military personnel in 2015 while stock-oriented funds posted mixed results.
President’s orders raise to kick in during the first biweekly pay period of the new year, which for most starts on Jan. 10.
The government is stressing that in severe weather situations, telework-ready employees should keep at it even as others are given time off.
By taking no position regarding a federal employee raise for 2016, the budget agreement announced Tuesday evening will allow an average 1.3 percent raise for federal employees to take effect by default.
Senior executives point to a failure at agencies to retain talent by not noticing or respecting achievements.