The bill uses a different cost-of-living adjustment index to bring the adjustment to 3%.
The Department of Homeland Security needs to be consistent in nominating and designating acquisition oversight officials.
Although a Department of Labor official says diversity training is still possible for federal contractors under the new policies, confusion over the guidelines has already resulted in cancelled training as agencies and contractors hit pause rather than risk violating a Trump administration executive order.
The upcoming group is the most diverse cohort to date, including 34 fellows that will work across 22 federal agencies.
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce led a nationwide coalition of trade associations and business groups in a letter opposing the Trump administration's executive order on diversity and inclusion training.
The bipartisan Pandemic Federal Telework Act would make technology and security an integral part of telework planning and data reporting.
The Army needs to develop specific skill sets and retool or retrain existing workforce, said Mark Gorak, the director of people analytics for the Assistant Secretary of the Army Manpower and Reserve Affairs.
The Army is planning to field an app-friendly human resources system that could hold the data needed to improve its workforce.
The coronavirus pandemic was a driver in keeping premium hikes lower than otherwise would have been the case, according to an OPM official.