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The last update to federal telework policy was the Telework Enhancement Act of 2010, more than twelve years ago—long before the Covid-19 pandemic forced most Americans to quarantine and rely on telework. Given the monumental advances in technology and the best practices learned in recent years, the Federal Managers Association (FMA) is encouraged to see telework policy being discussed again, and proud to endorse the Telework Metrics and Cost Savings Act (H.R. 7951), introduced by Reps. Gerry Connolly (D-VA) and John Sarbanes (D-MD). We applauded the House Committee on Oversight and Reform vote to advance the bill for consideration on the full House floor.
FMA endorsed the Telework Metrics and Cost Savings Act (H.R. 7951) and applaud the committee vote to pass the bill. It is ready for consideration for the full House of Representatives. FMA National President Craig Carter is quoted in the article below.
By Drew Friedman, Federal News Network
Members of the House Oversight and Reform Committee took another step to encourage federal agencies to expand their telework programs for the long-haul.
On June 7, Reps. Gerry Connolly (D-VA) and John Sarbanes (D-MD) introduced the Telework Metrics and Cost Savings Act (H.R. 7951). The Federal Managers Association (FMA) endorsed the legislation as an asset to the federal workforce. FMA endorsed the bill and was named in the press release upon introduction.
FMA U.S. Marshals Service Chapter 373 issues a recommendation on the use of a polygraph examination and/or psychological assessment in the applicant hiring process for all federal law enforcement officers/agents at the U.S. Department of Justice in furtherance of the President's recent Executive Order on Advancing Effective, Accountable Policing and Criminal Justice Practices to Enhance Public Trust and Public Safety — Updated Approach to recruitment, hiring, promotion, and retention of law enforcement officers.
Erich Wagner, Government Executive -
As Congress begins consideration of what could be the largest pay raise for federal workers in 20 years in 2023, some federal workers near the top of the General Schedule pay scale say the debate will have no impact on their paychecks.
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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