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Administration puts contractors on notice about labor law violations

President Barack Obama signed an executive order Thursday creating yet another set of compliance requirements for more than 24,000 companies that work for the government. Vendors will have to certify they have not violated any of the 14 federal labor laws in order to win new contracts.

Tags: acquisition , contracting , industry , White House , labor laws , Mary Beth Bosco , Holland Knight , Trey Hodgkins , Information Technology Alliance for Public Sector , David Madland , Center for American Progress , Eric Crusius , Centre Law Group , workforce , Jason Miller

Friday - 08/01/2014, 05:18am EDT
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Grants to be awarded for job-driven training initiatives

Agencies have until Oct. 1 to make competitive employment training grants more job-driven, according to a memo from the Office of Management and Budget. This follows the push from both President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden for agency training programs to focus on connecting employees to the right jobs.

Tags: workforce , management , OMB , Joe Biden , training , Stephanie Wasko , job training

Monday - 07/28/2014, 11:01am EDT

Obama to sign orders protecting gay employees

President Barack Obama plans to sign executive orders Monday prohibiting discrimination against gay and transgender workers in the federal government and its contracting agencies, without a new exemption that was requested by some religious organizations.

Tags: workforce , gay , transgender

Saturday - 07/19/2014, 02:30pm EDT

Obama appoints new members to labor-management council

President Barack Obama has appointed four new members to the National Council on Federal Labor-Management Relations. Leaders from the Teamsters, American Federation of Government Employees, Federal Education Association and National Association of Government Employees will advise the President on federal labor relations.

Tags: National Council on Federal Labor-Management Relations , labor-management relations , management , workforce , Ariel Levin-Waldman

Thursday - 07/17/2014, 08:39am EDT

Obama discusses Iraq with Abdullah

President Obama spoke recently with Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud of Saudi Arabia to convey his best wishes as Ramadan begins. The two leaders discussed the current situation in Iraq, and the threat that the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) poses to the stability of Iraq and to the entire region. They reaffirmed the need for Iraq's leaders to move expeditiously to form a new government capable of uniting all of Iraq's diverse communities. The President thanked the King for Saudi Arabia's pledge of $500 million to help alleviate the suffering of all Iraqis who have been displaced by the violence. The two leaders agreed to continue to consult closely on regional developments.

Tags: Pentagon and Beyond , JJ Green , Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud , ISIL , Saudi Arabia , Iraq

Monday - 07/07/2014, 11:58am EDT

Obama to expand safeguards for transgender workers

The White House is preparing an executive order offering transgender federal workers formal protection from discrimination at work, President Barack Obama announced Monday.

Tags: White House , workforce , LGBT

Monday - 06/30/2014, 11:52pm EDT

Overseas funding request submitted

The White House has submitted an updated Fiscal Year (FY) 2015 Overseas Contingency Operations (OCO) request to Congress. DoD OCO funding allotted is $58.6 billion and it includes $1.4 billion for State Department programming. President Barack Obama says the request is consistent with the plan he laid out at West Point. The plan called for bringing the U.S. war in Afghanistan to a responsible end, while ensuring our Armed Forces have the flexibility and resources required to respond to emerging needs as terrorist threats around the world continue to evolve.

Tags: White House , OCO , DoD , Pentagon and Beyond , JJ Green

Friday - 06/27/2014, 08:45am EDT

Obama gives feds right to request more flexible work options

Federal employees now have the right to request a more flexible work schedule and managers must "carefully" consider those requests, President Barack Obama told agency heads in a June 23 memo on expanding workplace flexibility in the federal government. The memo, which coincided with a White House conference on working families, also encourages agency heads to expand flexible workplace policies, such as telework, alternative work schedules and temporary part-time duty "to the maximum extent practicable."

Tags: workforce , management , workplace flexibility , telework , Mike Aitken , SHRM , Jack Moore

Tuesday - 06/24/2014, 01:37pm EDT
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