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(AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)FILE - In this May 18, 2020, file photo, Transportation Security Administration officers wear protective masks at a security screening area at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport in SeaTac, Wash. The Biden administration says it is moving to increase the pay and union rights for security screeners at the nation’s airports. The Department of Homeland Security directed the acting head of the TSA to come up with a plan within 90 days to raise the pay of the screeners and expand their rights to collective bargaining.  (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)

20 years after 9/11, TSA officers renew calls for higher pay

DHS Secretary Mayorkas is reviewing proposals from the Transportation Security Administration, along with input from the American Federation of Government…

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(AP Photo/Charles Krupa)In this Monday, June 27, 2016, photo, a passenger passes by a sign for the Transportation Security Administration's TSA Precheck line in Terminal A at Logan Airport in Boston. By air or car, summer 2017 travel numbers are expected to rise over the previous year thanks to deals on airfares and stable gasoline prices. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

Biden administration orders TSA to expand union rights, explore pay reform for screeners

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Transportation Security Officers are carefully watching a bill in Congress that could change their lives

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(AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)FILE - In this June 24, 2020, file photo, a Transportation Security Administration officer works at Love Field in Dallas. President Donald Trump has repeatedly credited his February ban on travelers from mainland China as his signature move against the advance of the coronavirus pandemic -- a “strong wall” that allowed only U.S. citizens inside, he boasted in May. But Trump’s wall was more like a sieve. Exempted were thousands of residents of the Chinese territories of Hong Kong and Macau. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez, File)

Debate over TSA pay shows why civil service reform is probably a longshot

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(AP Photo/John Bazemore)A Transportation Security Administration employee helps air travelers submit their bags for inspection at Hartsfield Jackson Atlanta International Airport Monday, Jan. 7, 2019, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

Is the General Schedule the best way to raise pay, morale for TSA workers?

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Why GSA’s Schedule program might not be getting as much attention from vendors as it deserves

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(AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)The General Services Administration (GSA) building is seen, Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2020, in Washington. General Service Administrator Emily Murphy, the head of the obscure federal government agency that is holding up Joe Biden's presidential transition, appeared to know she might be facing a messy situation after the votes came in. Prior to Nov. 3, Emily Murphy, the head of the General Services Administration, held a Zoom call with Dave Barram, 77, a man who was in her shoes 20 years earlier during the contested 2000 election between George W. Bush and Al Gore. Barram said he advised her to

GSA wants to make it easier for companies to get agencies what they need for pandemic response

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In implementing recent hiring EO, OPM review reveals popular federal jobs

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Hiring nuance raises pay equity concerns, DOJ employees say

A coalition of affinity groups at the Justice Department says a nuance in the hiring process, which asks job candidates for their salary history, may disproportionately…

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Life after coronavirus: Work from home, from anywhere — but take a locality pay cut?

Much of the federal workforce has spent the three months working from home. When work is about what you do, not where you do it, where does that leave…

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General Schedule is the ‘single greatest obstacle’ for agency CHCOs, OPM says

A summary of agencies’ chief human capital challenges from the Office of Personnel Management points to the General Schedule as the “single greatest obstacle” to competing with the private sector for critical talent. It’s second report in as many weeks from the federal community that describes major challenges with decades-old civil service systems.

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