The American Federation of Government Employees and the Kalijarvi, Chuzi, Newman & Fitch law firm say employees working through the coronavirus pandemic without the proper protective gear are entitled to hazardous duty pay.
The Justice Department sent guidance to state and local law enforcement telling them to allow federal employees to travel to and from work during lock down.
Federal News Network surveyed more than 1,000 federal employees about their telework situation and received 700 answers to open ended questions that explained how feds felt about their agency’s decision making process.
Federal News Network conducted an exclusive online survey of its readers asking about their current telework situation and found 77% say they are teleworking because of the coronavirus emergency.
For more, Federal Drive with Tom Temin turned to the director of GAO’s Natural Resources and Environment team, Anne-Marie Fennell.
It looks as if the coronavirus crisis might force some needed workforce reforms permanently.
The Office Management and Budget released FAQs for agencies and contractors to deal with coronavirus while DoD released a memo detailing what essential vendors mean for them.
Contractors might be asked to do extra work during the coronavirus and as agency’s scramble to keep operating.
In today’s Federal Newscast, federal contractor associations wrote separate letters to the White House and lawmakers asking for more guidance for how industry should expect to work during the effort to contain the spread of COVID-19.
If you’re gonna have to telework, you might as well do it right.
The bureau’s public information chief Michael Cook joined Federal Drive with Tom Temin for more information on the implications.
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The National Treasury Employees Union had argued it was unconstitutional for the IRS to force tens of thousands of workers to process tax refunds without pay. The union is appealing the decision.
Too little and too late. That’s what Bob Tobias, a long time expert on the federal workplace, sees in the administration’s approach so far to telework in the virus scare.