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Trump, blocked by court on executive orders, ramps up agency moves against unions

It’s been almost one year since a federal judge stymied President Trump’s effort to undermine the power of federal unions through three executive orders. But that hasn’t stopped relentless attempts to reach the same goal through a different route. What Trump hasn’t been able to do through sweeping edicts, his administration has been steadily seeking agency by agency.

Salary Council members make official case for comprehensive federal pay changes

Three members of an advisory council appointed by President Donald Trump have quietly proposed a series of comprehensive recommendations that could change the way government evaluates and then compensates federal employees.

Lawmakers: Discussion of Furloughs at OPM Was 'Premature and Unnecessary'

Senate Democrats assailed leadership at the Office of Personnel Management over its approach to dealing with a nearly $70 million budget shortfall precipitated by the transfer of the agency’s security clearance functions to the Defense Department.

Congress returns to budget stalemate

Lawmakers returning to Washington, D.C., this week are in a race against the clock to reach a budget deal to ease statutory spending caps and avoid a government shutdown starting Oct. 1.

Does the Hatch Act Need a Makeover for the Trump Era?

The White House’s resistance to the special counsel raises questions about enforcement.

 


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