In today's Federal Newscast, the American Federation of Government Employees is making a renewed push in court to score hazard pay for federal employees working on the frontlines of the pandemic.
The Energy Department said it was unlikely local conditions in the National Capital Region would support fully 'back to normal' return for its employees. The department instead said it will enter into new telework agreements with employees who need more flexibilities.
The fed family has a major presence in many key election states and in some small to medium sized towns, Uncle Sam is the primary employer.
In preparation for "phase three" of its reopening plans, regional leaders at the Environmental Protection Agency are developing social distancing and "cohort" schedules for employees who work in cubicle farms or other shared spaces.
Under a Biden administration, President Donald Trump's 2018 workforce executive orders would go, the National Treasury Employees Union said Monday.
While the Postal Service fights to stay solvent, its workforce of more than 600,000 employees has encountered a slew of challenges to deliver a volume of packages that sometimes rivals what they handle during the agency's peak holiday period.
Facing the possibility of furloughs next month, some employees at U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services are looking for temporary work or a new job altogether. Others plan to tap into their retirement savings and Thrift Savings Plan to stay afloat.
Field and local offices at the Social Security Administration are still closed to the public, with managers handling some in-person services on a case-by-case basis. Despite a series of cuts to its telework program before the pandemic, SSA hasn't yet recalled large numbers of employees back to their offices.
The Department of Veterans Affairs and its largest employee union, the American Federation of Government Employees are stuck in a standoff.
The rule finalizes a 2-1 decision the FLRA had made back in February.
A group of named and anonymous victims is suing the American Federation of Government Employees over the conduct of former national president J. David Cox. The plaintiffs, who filed their lawsuit in federal district court, say current union leaders failed to take action and covered up known instances of sexual harassment and misconduct.
As offices within all but two of the Environmental Protection Agency's regions are engaged in some phase of reopening, some employees said they're still waiting for clear answers on telework, child care accommodations and other concerns.
In today's Federal Newscast, some EPA employees say they feel uncomfortable returning to the office as OIG conducts a review.
As the Agriculture Department approaches phase three of its reopening plan, Food and Nutrition Service employees are concerned there are simply too many unknowns, inconveniences and worries about returning to a full office, which they say pale in comparison to the benefits of working productively and safely from home.