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USCIS cancels impending employee furloughs days ahead of deadline

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services has averted impending employee furloughs for now, but the agency warned it would make “unprecedented spending…

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Senators join industry groups asking for extension of contractor pay provision

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With improved financial outlook, USCIS buys more time to avoid employee furloughs

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Administration’s reopening plans ‘unsafe’ for federal employees, senators say

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Md. Senator Ben Cardin on the coronavirus emergency stimulus bill

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Workers from a Servpro disaster recovery team wearing protective suits and respirators are given supplies as they line up before entering the Life Care Center in Kirkland, Wash., to begin cleaning and disinfecting the facility, Wednesday, March 11, 2020. The nursing home is at the center of the coronavirus outbreak in Washington state. For most people, the virus causes only mild or moderate symptoms. For some it can cause more severe illness, especially in older adults and people with existing health problems. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

Agencies expand, loosen telework requirements amid coronavirus spread

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Citing ‘unnecessarily complex’ coronavirus guidance, senators seek more assurances from OPM

The largest federal employee union is also urging the Office of Personnel Management to allow all telework-eligible workers to begin immediately working…

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Senators mount defense of DoD collective bargaining amid recent Trump threat

A bipartisan group of senators is urging President Donald Trump to reconsider a recent memo he issued to the Defense Department, which allows the secretary…

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SSA announces more agencywide telework changes

Social Security Administration leadership met with employees Monday to announce a series of changes to existing telework policies, but the new arrangements vary widely across the agency and depend on an employee’s component — and whether or not an employee is part of a specific bargaining unit. 

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