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Omnibus endorses 1% federal pay raise, gives feds more time to repay deferred payroll taxes

A provision in the 2021 omnibus spending package gives federal employees a full 12 months to repay the payroll taxes that have been deferred from their…

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Senate appropriators propose federal pay freeze for civilian employees in 2021

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A bill to make the payroll tax deferral optional, and others worth watching

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Lawmakers again want a payroll tax deferral opt-out for feds after ‘chaotic’ rollout

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What they’re saying about the payroll tax deferral

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Payroll tax deferral will kick in for military, civilian feds next week

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In this Aug. 13, 2019, photo, Dr. Jasmine Saavedra, left, a pediatrician at Esperanza Health Centers in Chicago, hands newborn Alondra Marquez to her mother, Esthela Nuñez, right, after examination. Doctors and public health experts warn of poor health outcomes and rising costs they say will come from sweeping changes that would deny green cards to many immigrants who use Medicaid, as well as food stamps and other forms of public assistance. (AP Photo/Amr Alfiky)

OPM sheds more light on new paid parental leave for feds

In today’s Federal Newscast, federal employees are learning a little more about the paid parental leave program.

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FILE- In this July 8, 2020 file photo, Eric Antosh has a nasal swab taken by a nurse at a COVID-19 testing site in the Brooklyn borough of New York. New York broke a COVID-19 testing record Friday, July 31, 2020, by conducting 82,737 tests, the highest number ever conducted in a single day in the state, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced on Saturday in a written statement. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)

Lawmakers hope to secure more funding for NIH’s coronavirus efforts

In today’s Federal Newscast, a bipartisan group of senators is pushing for more funding for the National Institutes of Health.

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Senators join industry groups asking for extension of contractor pay provision

Sens. Mark Warner (D-Va.) and Tim Kaine (D-Va.), along with Ben Cardin (D-Md.) and Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.), asked Senate leadership to include a provision in the next stimulus bill to extend Section 3610 provisions that provide paid leave, including sick leave, to employees and subcontractors until Dec. 31, 2021.

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