John Sarbanes

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How Congress is forcing agencies to confront telework, and those public service student loans

At least some members of Congress are pushing for telework to become a big and permanent feature of federal employment. The latest gambit is a bill that…

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The U.S. Capitol building is seen before sunrise on Capitol Hill in Washington, Monday, March. 21, 2022. The Senate Judiciary Committee is set to begin its historic confirmation hearings for Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson. The 51-year-old federal judge would be the first Black woman on the Supreme Court. (AP Photo/Gemunu Amarasinghe)

You haven’t even taken summer vacation yet and already a continuing resolution is on the horizon

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Gerry Connolly

House committee pushes forward on encouraging federal telework expansion

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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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New SSA telework policies prompt criticism from employees, lawmakers

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Lawmakers begin the push for a 3.5% federal pay raise in 2021

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Steny Hoyer

DC area Democrats urge congressional leaders to take up Senate’s federal pay raise

A coalition of House Democrats from the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia are calling on congressional leadership to change course on the president’s…

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DC-area lawmakers look to expand telework use amid cuts by Education, USDA

Following the recent rollback of telework agreements at the Education and Agriculture departments, two D.C.-area lawmakers have introduced legislation…

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federal workforce

OMB’s Weichert attempts to ease lawmakers’ concerns about OPM reorganization

Office of Management and Budget attempted to sell lawmakers on its reorganization proposals Wednesday. The proposal to reorganize the Office of Personnel Management sparked mostly concern from members.

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