Robert Turtil

New VA secretary ‘digging in’ on agency’s collective bargaining challenges

New Veterans Affairs Secretary Denis McDonough said he hasn’t made any decisions yet on how he’ll approach collective bargaining, but he’s meeting with…

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After the relocation gutted its workforces, USDA research agencies struggle to rebuild

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Biden addresses another union priority: Cleaning house at federal impasse panel

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Union in ‘holding pattern’ as agencies decide how to rescind Trump executive orders

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UPDATED: Biden repeals Schedule F, overturns Trump workforce policies with new executive order

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VA health care workers feeling pandemic burnout: ‘We don’t see the light at the end of the tunnel’

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Sunlight shines on the lawn in front of the Capitol as workers build the stage, bleachers and tower for TV cameras for the presidential inaugural Saturday, Nov. 7, 2020, in Washington. In the midst of a pandemic and at the end of a hotly contested election campaign, the work goes on. (AP Photo/Mark Sherman)

What’s left on the end-of-year to-do list? Just about everything!

Government funding, a potential Covid-19 relief deal, the annual defense policy bill and a federal pay raise are all unresolved items as Congress heads…

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(AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)FILE- In this Dec. 27, 2018, file photo the Capitol Dome is seen from the Russell Senate Office Building in Washington during a partial government shutdown. On Thursday, Jan. 31, 2019, the Labor Department reports on the number of people who applied for unemployment benefits last week. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

With judge’s recent decision, employees can pursue long fight for 2018 shutdown pay

The latest decision from a U.S. Court of Federal Claims judge means attorneys can begin what will likely be a lengthy pursuit of damages for excepted federal…

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Biden appointments should prioritize workplace protections, employee relations

The appointment of the next SSA Commissioner will not only set the tone for the next four years of workplace management at SSA, but have lasting implications for the millions of Americans who rely on the services we provide.

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