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The EPA’s Office of Inspector General (OIG) has released a report regarding its offers of buyouts and early retirement packages to agency employees.
On July 10, 2017, the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit ruled that because liability under the workers’ compensation scheme for federal employees, the Federal Employees’ Compensation Act (“FECA”) is “exclusive” of “all other liability of the United States” to the employee under tort liability statutes, the plaintiff could not recover under the Federal Tort Claims Act (“FTCA”) even when his “work-related injury [had] been allegedly negligently treated by an entirely non-work-related federal hospital.
The United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit overturned an arbitrator’s decision sustaining the employee’s removal for violating the agency’s time and attendance policies after finding that the arbitrator erred by imposing a “categorical rule of exclusion” against using employees who are similarly situated and under investigation as comparators when arguing that a penalty is not reasonable.
In an interview Sunday with WJLA’s Government Matters TV show in Washington, D.C., Frank Kendall, who served until this January as the undersecretary for acquisition, technology and logistics at the Department of Defense, said the Pentagon’s newly-released reorganization plans are “not a step forward.”
In an interview published by the Wall Street Journal (WSJ), Bill Burr, the 72-year-old retired former manager at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) discussed the document he created that ultimately served as the standard by which most major enterprises set their password protocols.
Late last week, the United States Office of Personnel Management (OPM) issued guidance regarding the Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) for 2017.
A July 27th report released by the Government Accountability Office entitled Internet of Things: Enhanced Assessments and Guidance Are Needed to Address Security Risks in DOD found that, “Although DOD has begun to examine security risks of IoT devices through its infrastructure-related and intelligence assessments, the department has not conducted required assessments related to the security of its operations.
This week, the Securities and Exchange Commission charged four brokers from a firm in Alpharetta, Georgia with fraud, alleging the men fooled senior federal employees into moving large amounts of money from their Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) into investments with hefty fees.
The Office of Personnel and Management (OPM) has unveiled a new set of guidelines by which members of the Senior Executive Service (SES) can track their personal career development.
With the decision this week to reassign Sonny Bhagowalia, the Chief Information Officer (CIO) at the Department of Treasury, to a detail on the Bureau of Fiscal Service, a Federal News Radio piece by Jason Miller raises the question of whether this decision might be the first in a series of cascading dominoes.
A bill introduced by Representative Todd Rokita (R-Ind.) seeks to take an unusually forward approach to federal workforce matters, aiming to classify all new federal hires as “at-will” employees.
Sen. Maria Cantwell (D-Wash.), the ranking member on the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, announced her intention to pursue an investigation into the reassignment of the director of the Office of Policy Analysis at the Department of the Interior.