Much of the agency is still teleworking, but the Social Security Administration told field office employees this week it would begin to recall some to help with the mail and other workloads. But the union representing field office employees says SSA's reentry plans are light on health and safety details.
In an email sent to some civilian workers Tuesday, a large defense agency said no federal employee, department or payroll provider will be able to opt out of the president's upcoming payroll tax deferral planned later this month. All federal payroll providers are expected to "act in unison."
The Social Security Administration will indefinitely require members of the public to make appointments for in-person services that can't be done online or over the phone, the agency said in its new "resposturing plan." Telework will also continue for most employees.
For the past few weeks pundits, columnists and commentators, some of whom wouldn’t know a letter carrier from a clerk or mail handler, have been discovering and dissecting the U.S. Postal Service.
The American Federation of Government Employees says it's still in dark about the Social Security Administration's reopening plans. Employees have been slowly and gradually returning to SSA field offices since April, the union said.
In today's Federal Newscast, the America Federation of Government Employees is making a final push to protect Defense Department employees’ right to unionize.
In today's Federal Newscast, the union representing USCIS employees is disappointed Congress left town for August recess before passing emergency funding for the agency.
Congress left town without a plan to tackle a growing list of priorities that must get done, in some cases, by Sept. 30. They include a coronavirus relief package, bailout money for U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services and the Postal Service, and oh yeah, a plan to avoid a government shutdown.
Under a new collective bargaining agreement, eligible employees at the EPA can telework up to two days a week. But the agency suggested employees could have had a more generous policy if its union had made its own concessions.
In today's Federal Newscast, an AFGE conducted survey of VA members finds nearly 1,000 employees say racism has made their jobs more difficult.
Employee unions say the Environmental Protection Agency has entered the next phase of its reopening plan without regard to its own metrics and criteria, which show rising coronavirus cases and positivity rates in the Washington, D.C. region. EPA down
A federal district court has dismissed a lawsuit from the American Federation of Government Employees, which challenged a two-year-old advisory opinion from the Office of Special Counsel on the Hatch Act and its implications around impeachment.
The Office of Personnel Management has reorganized a few dozen of its employees into a new human capital data directorate, which the agency said will allow it to better manage information about the federal workforce. But its union said the moves are a part of a back-door effort to advance the administration's merger with the General Services Administration.
Congressional leaders haven't agreed yet to the big-ticket items in the next coronavirus relief package, but members are already pushing for smaller provisions. A bipartisan group of senators want Congress to require maximum telework for federal employees in the next bill.