Latest from Eric Yoder

Biden reverses Trump orders seen as hostile to federal workers

In its early days, the Biden administration is setting a different tone toward civil servants.
  • Jan 22, 2021

White House finally tells thousands of political appointees they have to step down

Until Thursday, the White House had declined to carry out what is normally a routine transfer of power.
  • Jan 7, 2021

Federal employees to receive 1 percent pay raise under Trump executive order

The president had proposed the increase in early 2020, but the administration later pushed for a pay freeze.
  • Jan 1, 2021

Congress won’t block Trump’s order to strip civil service protections from many federal workers

A massive tax-and-spending bill also opens the door for the president to finalize the 1 percent federal raise for January that he earlier proposed before changing course.
  • Dec 22, 2020

Trump administration proposes that employee performance be a top factor during federal layoffs

The proposed regulations would effectively create a pecking order among employees when cutting the federal workforce.
  • Dec 16, 2020

Most federal employees to get the day off Dec. 24 under Trump executive order

President Trump followed a tradition of excusing federal employees from work on the day before Christmas when the Christmas Day federal holiday falls on a Friday.
  • Dec 14, 2020

Trump administration pushes pay freeze for federal workers, after initially calling for a 1 percent raise

Trump’s early-year budget plan had called for the raise along with proposals to reduce the value of retirement benefits.
  • Dec 2, 2020

Nearly 3,500 federal workers to get benefits for contracting the coronavirus at work

Death benefits have been granted to survivors of 14 federal employees who caught the virus on the job.
  • Nov 20, 2020

Trump appointee resigns over the president’s order removing job protections for many civil servants

Trump’s order “is nothing more than a smoke screen for what is clearly an attempt to require the political loyalty of those who advise the President,” Ronald Sanders wrote.
  • Oct 26, 2020

Trump issues sweeping order for tens of thousands of career federal employees to lose civil service protections

Career federal employees whose work involves making policy would no longer be hired under competitive procedures.
  • Oct 22, 2020