Unions at the Social Security Administration say the Baltimore-based agency is now complying with a federal judge’s decision concluding that executive orders issued in May by President Donald Trump violated federally approved rights.
Fort McHenry will close. You can still tour the Naval Academy, but not its museum. If, like two indicted Baltimore police detectives, you are scheduled for trial at U.S. District Court in Baltimore on Monday, the wheels of justice will grind on despite the federal government shutdown.
Lawmakers return to Capitol Hill today facing the prospect of a government shutdown by the end of the week, and a politically perilous decision on whether to attempt another overhaul of the health insurance law known as Obamacare.
In one of his first acts, President Donald J. Trump on Monday declared a hiring freeze for non-military federal workers, fulfilling a key campaign promise in what could be the first step toward a broader downsizing of the government workforce.
Federal workers in Maryland and across the nation are bracing for reductions in head counts, civil service protections and salaries when President-elect Donald Trump and Congress turn their attention to government spending later this year.
The 56-year-old Woodlawn headquarters of the Social Security Administration will receive a $150 million overhaul to remove dangerous lead paint and asbestos, rip out corroded plumbing and modernize the 10-story building for 21st-century technology.
Federal workers earn about 65 cents for every dollar earned by their private-sector counterparts, according to an advisory panel to the federal government. Or they make $1.78 for every private sector dollar, according to a Cato Institute economist.
Lawmakers return to Capitol Hill this week for a whirlwind session that will bring votes on Iran and government funding amid an unwieldy presidential election that threatens to amplify partisan bickering and complicate everything else.
U.S. Rep. Steny Hoyer said Friday that thorny questions need to be worked out for how to help federal workers affected by a data breach -- including what it will cost to provide credit monitoring and to fix the government's computer systems.
When Raymond Jacobson saw an email from the federal Office of Personnel Management informing him that his Social Security number and other personal information had likely been stolen in what is believed to be the largest cyberattack in U.S. history, he wasn't too surprised.
A leading federal employee union filed a class action lawsuit on Monday against the U.S. Office of Personnel Management over the massive hack of government data, alleging that the agency was negligent because it failed to heed warnings about its cyber security defenses.
A push to expand online services at the Social Security Administration is meeting resistance from a federal union that represents thousands of agency employees and groups that fear the effort will minimize face-to-face help for seniors and the disabled.
Federal employees are once again bracing for cuts to their paychecks as the Republican-controlled Congress slowly moves toward an agreement on a federal budget, setting up a confrontation that is likely to remain in place for much of the year.
Senate leaders moved toward a deal Wednesday to avoid a shutdown of the Department of Homeland Security, sidestepping a fight over immigration policy. President Barack Obama, meanwhile, declared his administration would curtail deportation of immigrants despite a loss in court earlier this month.
A political brawl over funding the Department of Homeland Security is troubling local officials in Maryland, who rely on millions of dollars in grants from the agency to pay for firefighter gear, emergency planning and training.
Federal workers would be entitled to six weeks of paid leave for the birth or adoption of a child under legislation introduced Monday by several House Democrats – a long shot effort that comes a week after President Barack Obama called for the benefit for millions of Americans.
Facing an aging population and steady growth in disability claims, the Social Security Administration said Thursday it will expand hours at neighborhood offices across the country — reversing a years-long reduction in service that has frustrated the public and lawmakers.
The people who run the federal government in Washington are whiter, richer, more educated and more liberal than the rest of the country -- which can create a troubling gap between those who govern and those who are governed, according to two Johns Hopkins University political scientists.
Federal employees will be allowed to carry money on their health savings accounts into the next year following a months-long lobbying effort by Sen. Ben Cardin of Maryland and other lawmakers in the region.
In recent weeks, Southwest Airlines — the largest carrier at Baltimore's "easy come, easy go"-branded airport — has run into major peak-hour congestion problems, with summer vacationers tripping over business travelers in ticketing and security lines.
The Coast Guard has rescinded a plan to hire contractors to manage an increased workload at a facility in West Virginia after the American Federation of Government Employees complained that doing so would violate federal law.
A one-of-a-kind deal between the federal government and a cash-strapped Maryland university was supposed to deliver big benefits for both agencies. But interest so far has been minimal, with only about 300 federal workers nationwide signed up for online courses this summer. Advocates for the new program are not daunted.
President Obama's nominee to lead the Social Security Administration will face tough questioning from lawmakers at her confirmation hearing, experts predict — and many of the hardest queries could come from members of her own party.