Jennifer Wexton

USDA relocation

After USDA Antideficiency Act violation, lawmakers push bill for more relocation oversight

Although USDA met its obligations to notify Congress about a transfer of funds to support NIFA’s relocation, the department did not meet the same requirements…

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TSP board shares ‘optimistic’ timeline for resolving call center issues

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(AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)The U.S. Capitol Building Dome is seen before the sun rises in Washington, Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2018. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

House to support 2.7% federal pay raise, Wexton says

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Congress will let federal employees carry over more annual leave into 2021

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(Colleen McGrath/The Herald-Mail via AP)A voter stands on a social distance marker outside the Washington County Election Center in Hagerstown, Md., Monday, Oct. 26, 2020, for the first day of in-person early voting. (Colleen McGrath/The Herald-Mail via AP)

2020 roundup: Most key lawmakers for feds keep congressional seats

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Annual leave will be easily restored for ‘essential’ employees during pandemic, OPM says

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Annual leave carryover, new anti-discrimination safeguards for feds in House NDAA

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Space Force organizational structure takes shape

In today’s Federal Newscast, we looks at THE SPACE FORCE, its three echelons of command, with lesser structures called, “deltas.” The deltas are like the…

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Vacation on hold? House bill would allow feds to carry over unused annual leave

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…

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FILE - In this Thursday, April 2, 2020, file photo, workers in hazardous material suits clean inside the Abigail Hotel in San Francisco. The hotel is one of several private hotels San Francisco has contracted with to take vulnerable people who show symptoms or are awaiting test results for the coronavirus. Gov. Gavin Newsom, who made solving the state's homelessness crisis a priority even before the pandemic struck, announced in mid-March his administration was negotiating with 900 hotels to house the homeless. Two weeks ago he announced Project Roomkey, a program in which the Federal Emergency Management Agency will pay 75% of costs associated with housing some homeless, including people who test positive or may have been exposed to the virus, and older homeless people and those with underlying health conditions. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)

Lawmaker looks to secure hazard pay, extra leave for feds

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.

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