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Agencies should re-engage now with unions over repealed Trump workforce orders, OPM says

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

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Agencies cut official time by 28% in 2019, per latest OPM data

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Senate appropriators propose federal pay freeze for civilian employees in 2021

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

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Two largest federal employee unions endorse Biden for president

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FLRA finalizes rule allowing employees to more easily cancel federal union dues

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Victims sue AFGE over union’s handling of former national president’s misconduct

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AP/Joshua ReplogleU.S. Customs and Border Protection agents attend a briefing in Jacksonville, Fla. (AP Photo/Joshua Replogle)

Another DHS subcomponent faces partial funding shortfall, union warns

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USCIS threatens furloughs amid budget shortfall, TSA to offer more early retirements

Workforce changes may be coming soon to two subcomponents at the Department of Homeland Security, including U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services,…

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CSRS is now old enough for a Smucker’s jar

The Civil Service Retirement System (CSRS) celebrated a big birthday last Friday, but there are few federal participants left in the government’s once…

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With the U.S. Capitol building in the background, motorists drive on Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Wednesday, March 25, 2020, in Washington. Officials have urged Washington residents to stay home to contain the spread of the coronavirus. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

AFGE sues for hazard pay for federal employees working through coronavirus pandemic

The American Federation of Government Employees and the Kalijarvi, Chuzi, Newman & Fitch law firm say employees working through the coronavirus pandemic without the proper protective gear are entitled to hazardous duty pay.

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