Workforce Rights/Governance

Members of the Maine National Guard arrive for orientation an empty wing at Central Maine Medical Center, Thursday, Dec. 16, 2021, in Lewiston, Maine. The Guard will work as nursing assistants, helping to open a swing bed unit of the hospital that has been closed due to a nursing shortage. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)

National Guard members can unionize if and when they’re called up by governors

In today’s Federal Newscast, National Guard members on state duty can now unionize, thanks to a new Justice Department agreement.

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(AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)FILE - In this Sept. 21, 2017, file photo, a sign on a door of the Environmental Protection Agency in Washington. Long-running research projects credited with pivotal discoveries about the harm that pesticides, air pollution and other hazards pose to children are in jeopardy or shutting down because the Environmental Protection Agency will not commit to their continued funding, researchers say.  (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)

EPA delays plans to close Houston lab, relocate employees amid nationwide consolidation

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1,400 EEOC employees will return to the office, but union negotiations still ongoing

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If work is going to be done differently, why should work spaces say the same

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Two agency inspectors general got salaries that busted legal limits on political employee pay

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Survey: What are your thoughts on return-to-office plans?

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Axon Immersion Training Virtual Reality (VR) headset, used in training police officers to learn the best way to interact with people who suffer with autism, Thursday, May 23, 2019 in Washington. Police officers are now using virtual reality to learn the best ways to interact with people who suffer from autism and de-escalate situations that could quickly turn awry. A new training simulation using virtual reality headsets is being rolled out by Aon, the company best known for developing the Taser. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

Your next piece of work-at-home equipment might be virtual reality goggles

If remote working, remote hiring, remote on-boarding are all here to stay, could virtual reality be far behind. That’s what people at Accenture are trying…

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FILE - In this Nov. 10, 2020, file photo, Republican poll watcher Douglas Bucklin, center, observes as Schuylkill County Election Bureau Director Albert L. Gricoski, left, and staffer Christine Marmas, right, open provisional ballots in Pottsville, Pa. Even after he exits the White House, President Donald Trump's scorched-earth strategy of challenging the legitimacy of elections and seeking to overturn the will of the voters by any means necessary could have staying power. (Lindsey Shuey/Republican-Herald via AP, File)

House of Representatives set to raise minimum salary for staffers

In today’s Federal Newscast, the House of Representatives is trying to recruit more diverse and high-quality candidates, and get them to stay there.

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Sharon Pieczenik, DHS

FEMA, union agree to new policies to fix overtime discrepancies under $16.5M settlement

The new policy is aimed at ensuring FEMA employees are properly categorized under the Fair Labor Standards Act.

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