(AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)Light shines on the U.S. Capitol dome early Monday, Dec. 9, 2019, on Capitol Hill in Washington. The White House endorsed an emerging bipartisan agreement Monday on legislation aimed at curbing rising health care costs, including taking steps to limit “surprise” medical bills that can plague patients treated in emergency rooms. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

Congress calls for workforce safety plans for agencies, reskilling oversight and more

As pandemic guidelines change, the House Oversight and Reform Committee advanced legislation that would require specific workplace safety plans from federal…

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Is the General Schedule the best way to raise pay, morale for TSA workers?

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Union leaders say staffing shortages are stretching their agencies thin

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(AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)FILE - In this Spet. 18, 2019, file photo, the headquarters of the Environmental Protection Agency in Washington. A Trump administration proposal to roll back environmental reviews for big projects is drawing heavy objections from African American and Latino communities.  (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

EPA details plans to restore collective bargaining with largest employee union

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VA announces plans to restore collective bargaining and official time

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(AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)President Joe Biden signs the American Rescue Plan, a coronavirus relief package, in the Oval Office of the White House, Thursday, March 11, 2021, in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Congress secures more paid leave for federal employees in new COVID-19 relief law

The $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief package gives federal employees access to a new bank of paid leave, which will allow them to recover from COVID-19 and…

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USDA will loosen its telework policy, consider new remote work options

The Agriculture Department’s new telework policy will fall more closely in line with the program Secretary Tom Vilsack established when he first led USDA…

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Agencies should re-engage now with unions over repealed Trump workforce orders, OPM says

Agencies that implemented policies from President Trump’s 2018 workforce orders should work with federal unions to write new bargaining provisions, the Office of Personnel Management said Friday. OPM offered up more directions on how agencies should respond to a January executive order from the Biden administration that rescinded Trump’s policies.

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