Despite a shrinking federal workforce in recent years, federal unions have seen an increase in membership, particularly after the government shutdown.
The General Services Administration announced that several agencies will be moving to One World Trade Center, the new skyscraper built on the former site of the Twin Towers in New York City.
With a budget deal appearing more likely to emerge before Congress adjourns at the end of the week, a coalition of labor organizations once again called on members of the House-Senate Budget conference to reject any measure that would require federal employees to contribute more toward their pensions or reduce their benefits.
About 900 workers have pledged through a mobile work advocacy group to participate in next year’s Telework Week.
During the aftermath of the controversial surveillance activities of the National Security Agency, many of its employees are feeling “beat up” and note a lack of support from the White House.
The Veterans Benefits Administration, charged with ensuring vets receive timely and accurate benefits and service, continues to face challenges in meeting those demands.
The Office of Personnel Management in November processed about half the number of retirement claims it had projected to complete for the month.
The Office of Personnel Management has released an updated Washington, D.C., Area Dismissal and Closure Guide in advance of the snow season.
If congressional budget conferees are unable to produce a budget framework in time for the December recess, Republican lawmakers likely will pass another short-term continuing resolution before leaving Washington at the end of next week.
Reports that congressional budget conferees are closing in on a deal that would cut federal employee compensation as a way to replace sequestration funding reductions has drawn a harsh response from some labor leaders and lawmakers.
The Office of Management and Budget published a memorandum to the heads of executive departments and agencies announcing it had determined a ‘‘benchmark compensation amount’’ of $952,308 as the cap for certain executives and employees under federal defense and civilian contracts during fiscal 2012.
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel this week provided details on a previously announced move to cut major headquarters operating budgets by 20 percent over the next five years.
Two GOP lawmakers are proposing a bill that would lean heavily on federal retirement benefits to cancel sequestration in fiscal 2014 and fiscal 2015 for the “revised security category” that primarily includes the Defense Department.
The Department of Veterans Affairs said that vets, families and survivors who receive VA disability compensation and pension benefits will get a 1.5 percent cost-of-living adjustment beginning Jan. 1.