Washington — The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, part of the Department of Health and Human Services, is seeking public comment on long-awaited proposed guidelines on the use of hair samples as a method for drug testing federal employees and safety-sensitive employees in federally regulated industries, including commercial motor vehicle operators.
Washington — Federal employees need more comprehensive guidance from the Office of Personnel Management before they return to the workplace amid the COVID-19 pandemic, House Democrats contended during a June 25 virtual hearing convened by the House Government Operations Subcommittee.
Washington — Fiscal year 2017 was “a dynamic year of growth and expansion” for the Office of Compliance, which is charged with overseeing the safety and health of federal legislative branch workers, OOC Executive Director Susan Tsui Grundmann said in the office’s annual report, released April 13.
Washington – The Office of Compliance’s Office of General Counsel expects to conduct more safety inspections of legislative-branch workplaces during the 114th Congress than it did during the previous Congress, according to OOC’s annual report for fiscal year 2015.
Washington – Safety inspections of congressional offices and other legislative branch worksites during the 113th Congress revealed more hazards than had been found during the previous Congress, including many that should have been “readily apparent” to supervisors and employees, according to a new report from the Office of Compliance’s Office of General Counsel.
Washington – Witnesses at a Feb. 26 House subcommittee hearing criticized last year’s Executive Order that aimed to ensure federal contracts are not awarded to companies that habitually violate labor laws.