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FILE - In this Jan. 12, 2021, file photo resident of Harmony Court Assisted Living receives the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine in Jackson, Miss. With booster doses of Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine now authorized in the U.S., government advisers reconvened on Thursday, Sept. 23, to tackle the most contentious question yet: Exactly who should roll up their sleeves right away? (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis, File)

Range of penalties possible for employees who don’t comply with federal vaccine mandate, attorneys say

The entire workforce has never been subject to a federal vaccine mandate before, and the new policies are prompting questions about how agencies will enforce…

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Joe Biden

Border Patrol union looking to challenge the president’s vaccine mandate may have hit a dead end

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AFGE files new unfair labor practice charge against VA over collective bargaining

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(AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)Postal carrier Josiah Morse delivers mail and packages, Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2021, in Portland, Maine. The U.S. Postal Service's stretch of challenges didn't end with the November general election and tens of millions of mail-in votes. The pandemic-depleted workforce fell further into a hole during the holiday rush, leading to long hours and a mountain of delayed mail. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)

USPS says vaccination, testing requirements subject to ‘mandatory’ union negotiations

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Joe Manchin

The federal employee vaccination mandate has launched fresh arguments in Congress

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(AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)FILE - In this May 18, 2020, file photo, Transportation Security Administration officers wear protective masks at a security screening area at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport in SeaTac, Wash. The Biden administration says it is moving to increase the pay and union rights for security screeners at the nation’s airports. The Department of Homeland Security directed the acting head of the TSA to come up with a plan within 90 days to raise the pay of the screeners and expand their rights to collective bargaining.  (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)

20 years after 9/11, TSA officers renew calls for higher pay

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FILE - In this Feb. 16, 2016, file photo, pedestrians cross into Juarez, Mexico as U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers of the Special Response Team unit, patrol the Paso del Norte Port of Entry in El Paso, Texas. The state of California is freeing up to $28 million to assist immigrants arriving at the state's border with Mexico to be released with notices to appear in court, marking a sharp contrast with other border states that have emerged as foes of President Joe Biden's immigration policies.(AP Photo/Ivan Pierre Aguirre, File)

Immigration judges struggling to work through inadequate technology, pandemic, union pushback

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(Getty Images/Wavebreak Media/Wavebreakmedia Ltd)impasse panel

Biden announces new slate of impasse panel members

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AP Photo/John Locher, FileFILE - In this Jan. 22, 2021, file photo, used vials of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine lay empty at a vaccination center at the University of Nevada in Las Vegas. The U.S. government announced on Aug. 11, 2021 it will deliver Pfizer vaccines to the Caribbean. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)

Federal employees union give their take on the president’s new vaccine guidance

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Michael O'Connell/FNNJ. David Cox, former AFGE president

Judge dismisses most claims in lawsuit alleging misconduct by former AFGE head

The underlying lawsuit against AFGE and former president J. David Cox remains active in federal court, but the judge dismissed all but four of the 11 counts…

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After years of contentious negotiations, HHS, NTEU agree to labor relations reset

The Department of Health and Human Services is the latest agency to announce a reset in labor relations with its union, following a Biden administration…

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(AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)The White House is visible as morning traffic builds along 16th Street Northwest, in Washington, Wednesday, March 16, 2016. The Metro subway system that serves the nation's capital and its Virginia and Maryland suburbs shut down for a full-day for an emergency safety inspection of its third-rail power cables. Making for unusual commute, as the lack of service is forcing some people on the roads, while others are staying home or teleworking. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Make telework decisions based on the job, not ‘managerial preference,’ OPM says

The Office of Personnel Management issued extensive guidance on Friday designed to help agencies make decisions about future telework and remote work policies. Here are seven takeaways and highlights.

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