A new bill from Rep. Jennifer Wexton (D-Va.) would allow federal employees to federal employees can hold onto the annual leave they may have to forfeit at the end of the year because of the coronavirus pandemic. Other lawmakers, including a bipartisan group of nearly 20 senators, are advocating for hazard pay for certain frontline workers.
In today’s Federal Newscast, House and Senate lawmakers are using legislation and pressuring the White House to obtain hazard pay and extra leave capabilities for federal employees who are continuing to work during the coronavirus pandemic.
In today’s Federal Newscast, the world’s favorite web site right now is about to get a fresh chunk of federal grant money.
In today’s Federal Newscast, House and Senate Democrats push back on reports that the Trump Organization seeks to reduce its rent on the Trump Hotel in D.C. during the pandemic.
In today’s Federal Newscast, a huddle between agencies may yield new cybersecurity guidance for teleworking federal employees.
Social Security Administrator Andrew Saul told employees Saturday he would further expand telework across the agency amid growing concerns over the coronavirus pandemic.
In today’s Federal Newscast, members of Congress are laying out their concerns about coronavirus epidemic’s potential impact on many federal programs.
Other agencies, such as the Social Security Administration and the Environmental Protection Agency, have loosened telework restrictions and announced unscheduled remote options for federal employees at regional offices in Seattle, Washington, and New York.
The largest federal employee union is also urging the Office of Personnel Management to allow all telework-eligible workers to begin immediately working remotely.
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 and other senior officials to exclude the DoD civilian workforce from collective bargaining.