The Trump administration’s budget request for fiscal 2018 included a decrease of 6,132 Bureau of Prisons slots. The 2019 budget request calls for a decrease of 1,168.
Agriculture Department employee was placed on administrative leave after she unexpectedly told her story at a Black History Month event.
The budget proposal shows 62 federal programs would be eliminated through zero funding.
A better title for the appendix in the Trump administration’s budget plan would be “Picking the Pockets of Federal employees.”
Trump reportedly wants to install a broad pay-for-performance system, a version of which had fared poorly during the George W. Bush administration.
Labor leaders say pay-for-performance allows discrimination and makes it easier to diminish federal pay.
The Office of Personnel Management sought to quash a report that it increased payments to divorced spouses of federal employees from their annuities without advance notice.