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FLRA votes to block immigration judges union from collective bargaining

For an update, the Federal Drive with Tom Temin turned to the president of the National Association of Immigration Judges Mimi Tsankov.

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First pulse survey results are out and SSA didn’t do too well

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(AP Photo/Jenny Kane)This Tuesday, Oct. 12, 2021, photo shows a Social Security card in Tigard, Ore.  Millions of retirees on Social Security will get a 5.9% boost in benefits for 2022. The biggest cost-of-living adjustment in 39 years follows a burst in inflation as the economy struggles to shake off the drag of the coronavirus pandemic.  (AP Photo/Jenny Kane)

SSA reaches agreement with 3 unions over office reentry plans

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Nurse Ray Akindele processes COVID-19 rapid antigen tests at a testing site in Long Beach , Calif., Thursday, Jan. 6, 2022. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

Agencies must set up new COVID testing programs for unvaccinated, on-site employees

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FILE - In this April 3, 2019, file photo people visit the Smithsonian Museum of American History on the National Mall at 14th Street and Constitution Ave., in Washington. In response to rising COVID-19 infection numbers, the Smithsonian Institution is indefinitely shutting down operations at all its facilities, effective Monday and affecting seven museums, plus the National Zoo. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)

The nation’s museums put the federal employee COVID dispute on display

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How 5 federal agencies are handling employee reentry in the new year — for now

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Agencies should delay toughest penalties for unvaccinated federal employees, Biden administration says

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(AP Photo/John Locher)FILE - A man receives a COVID-19 vaccine at a vaccination site in Las Vegas. More than 90% of federal workers have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine by Monday’s deadline set by President Joe Biden. Biden announced in September that all federal workers were required to undergo vaccination, with no test-out option, unless they secured an approved medical or religious exemption.  (AP Photo/John Locher, File)

Some 90% of federal employees are at least partially vaccinated by deadline, White House says

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Federal district court denies two initial attempts at blocking federal vaccine mandate for employees

A federal district court declined to block the Biden administration’s federal vaccine mandate for employees and contractors in two separate cases earlier…

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FILE - In this Sept. 14, 2021, file photo, a syringe is prepared with the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine at a clinic at the Reading Area Community College in Reading, Pa.  Millions of U.S. workers now have a Jan. 4 deadline to get a COVID vaccine. The federal government on Thursday, Nov. 4, 2021 announced new vaccine requirements for workers at companies with more than 100 employees as well as workers at health care facilities that treat Medicare and Medicaid patients.. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)

AFGE asks White House to delay federal vaccine mandate deadline for employees

The largest federal employee union is urging the Biden administration to push back an upcoming deadline for executive branch workers to comply with the…

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One labor union’s perspective on the Biden administration’s latest moves to encourage union participation

The Biden administration has made clear it wants to maximize union participation. Matt Biggs, president of the International Federation of Professional and Technical Engineers, explains what the new guidelines mean for federal labor unions.

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