Democrats and employee unions say bills to speed disciplinary process and restrict appeals threaten to erode needed due process protections.
Individual agencies will now hire administrative law judges after a ruling that called into question their authority to make decisions on benefits, enforcement and other disputes.
The government's layoff process doesn't require laying off the youngest employees first, but that is often the effect.
Nearly 300,000 federal employees already are eligible to retire, underscoring that many work past -- sometimes long past -- their eligibility date.
The Office of Government Ethics said guidance was needed because “virtual currencies are experiencing a surge in use and access.”
Congress is moving toward increasing the amount of buyout payments for federal employees, but those offers have been rare in recent years.
Leave extra time for commuting and consider teleworking instead, personnel office advises.
Thrift Savings Plan investors have long asked for more flexibility in withdrawing their accounts. They'll get it — but not until September 2019.
The government indirectly employs more people through contractors than it employs directly in its workforce, a recent study found.
A shutdown complicates the lives of federal workers and the millions of Americans who rely on them.