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Feds Deserve Due Process - June 11, 2021Each month, FMA writes a partner column that is published by FEDManager.com. The following was originally published in the June 8, 2021 issue of FEDManager.com.On paper, the Merit Systems Protection Board (MSPB) is an independent, quasi-judicial Federal agency that exists to hear appeals from federal employees who are subjected to adverse actions by their agency; for example, a whistleblower who was subjected to a suspension or demotion as a result of their actions would appeal their case to the MSPB. Unfortunately, “on paper” is the main place that the MSPB has existed for several years now. The last time the MSPB had a quorum and was able to finalize decisions was in January 2017, more than four years ago. The term of the final member on the board expired in 2019, leaving the MSPB completely without members for more than two years.Read MoreFederal prisoners hold $100 million in government-run accounts, shielded from some criminal scrutiny and debt collection - June 9, 2021The following article was written with the assistance of an interview by FMA Chapter 373 President Jason Wojdylo. The FMA National Office is proud to stand with FMA Chapter 373, and will continue to strongly support their efforts to help improve the US Marshals Service.By Devlin Barrett, The Washington PostFederal prison inmates are keeping large sums of money — in some cases more than $100,000 each — in government-run deposit accounts effectively shielded from court orders for things like child support, alimony or other debts, and not subject to the same scrutiny as accounts owned by non-incarcerated citizens, according to court documents and interviews.Read MoreU.S. Marshals Service FMA Chapter 373 Provides Testimony to Senate Committee - June 8, 2021U.S. Marshals Service FMA Chapter 373 accepted an invitation by the Senate Appropriations Committee, Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies, to provide outside witness testimony for Fiscal Year 2022 appropriations for the U.S. Marshals Service. Courtesy copies were also provided to the Chairman and Ranking Member of the Senate Judiciary Committee to aid in its oversight function.Read MoreFMA'S STANFORD GUESTS ON YOUR TURN WITH MIKE CAUSEY - Wednesday, June 2, 2021On June 2, FMA Director of Government and Public Affairs Greg Stanford appeared as a special guest on the hour-long Your Turn with Mike Causey program on Federal News Network. Greg and Mike discussed a wide variety of issues, including the 2.7 percent pay raise for feds as proposed in President Biden's 2021 budget request, potential changes to your TSP, and rethinking telework.Read MoreCelebrate PSRW! - April 30, 2021Public Service Recognition Week (PSRW) begins Sunday, May 2! This is a week set aside to honor and promote the work you and your fellow civil servants do every day. Please explore the information provided below to learn about ways you can participate and join the celebration!Read MoreFMA APPLAUDS HOUSE VOTE ON FY20 APPROPRIATIONS - December 18, 2019On Tuesday, December 17, 2019, the House of Representatives approved two spending packages that would fund the federal workforce for the remainder of Fiscal Year 2020. The funding package includes a 3.1 percent average for federal employees, comprised of a 2.6 percent across-the-board salary increase and a 0.5 percent average boost to locality pay. FMA is pleased with this development, which the association worked for throughout 2019.FMA supports both the pay raise and the spending deal. We urge the Senate to approve the measures, and President Trump to sign the bills into law, prior to the expiration of the current continuing resolution. Read MoreFMA, OTHER MANAGER GROUPS SUPPORT PICK FOR OPM - May 26, 2017Federal Managers Groups Largely Support Trump OPM PickBy Erich Wagner, Government ExecutiveThe Trump administration’s nomination of George Nesterczuk to serve as director of the Office of Personnel Management is already making waves among groups that represent federal workers.While groups representing managers voiced varying levels of support for the announcement Wednesday, a union official was warier of the choice.Read More
Public Service Recognition Week (PSRW) begins Sunday, May 2! This is a week set aside to honor and promote the work you and your fellow civil servants do every day. Please explore the information provided below to learn about ways you can participate and join the celebration!
Federal Managers Groups Largely Support Trump OPM Pick
By Erich Wagner, Government Executive
The Trump administration’s nomination of George Nesterczuk to serve as director of the Office of Personnel Management is already making waves among groups that represent federal workers.
While groups representing managers voiced varying levels of support for the announcement Wednesday, a union official was warier of the choice.
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