Labor Department

Federal court sends USPS police jurisdiction case back to arbitrator

A long-running legal dispute between USPS and the union that represents its postal police force heads back to a third-party arbitrator to settle the issue.

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Labor Dept watchdog offers buyouts, early retirement to cut staffing by 20%

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Labor’s Bafundo assumes new role with TMF program management office

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(AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)FILE - In this May 6, 2020, file photo, a sign stands outside the Department of Labor's headquarters in Washington. A government watchdog has found that the Labor Department’s widely watched weekly unemployment benefits data are providing an inaccurate reading on the number of newly laid off workers because of flaws in the government’s data collection. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)

Labor Dept delays return-to-office plans as union negotiations continue

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A US Postal Service carrier delivers a package during a snow storm Friday, Jan. 7, 2022, in East Derry, N.H. A winter storm is expected to drop about a half a foot of snow in the area. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

USPS rural carrier union demands ‘harsh penalties’ to prevent additional payroll errors

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Congress, Biden administration look for ways to boost federal recruitment, retention of military spouses

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Pay agent renews calls for ‘major legislative reforms’ to federal pay

The pay agent also announced upcoming plans to add two counties to the Seattle-Tacoma, Washington, locality pay area.

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Government shutdown averted, but federal employees still wary as Congress shifts deadline to holiday season

Federal employees see the extended shutdown deadline as a chance to set aside emergency funds, in case lawmakers can’t reach another 11th-hour deal just…

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Contractors worry first about getting the contract and second, can they fulfill it

People running federal contractors must forecast their annual business, no less than any other CEO. What makes the federal market unique is that the specific size is known year after year.

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