Developments at the EEOC: On January 14, 2014, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced that it had entered into a new Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Office of Special Counsel (OSC). This new MOU carries the potential to see OSC pursuing disciplinary actions against federal managers found to have engaged in workplace discrimination.
Developments at OPM: The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) published a Proposed Rule in the January 6, 2014, edition of the Federal Register (79 Fed.Reg. 610-613) which proposes to ease the rules for federal employees to reach 'career' status. Comments on this Proposed Rule must be received by OPM by March 7, 2014.