National Federation of Federal Employees

Revived bills would alter feds’ payment obligations during shutdowns, federal first responders’ pensions

A host of bills lawmakers reintroduced this week would impact retirement savings for federal fighters and federal law enforcement officers, as well as…

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(AP Photo/Amanda Andrade-Rhoades)Denis McDonough, Secretary of Veterans Affairs, testifies before the Senate Committee on Veterans' Affairs on Capitol Hill in Washington on Wednesday, July 14, 2021. (AP Photo/Amanda Andrade-Rhoades)

VA expects to ‘significantly expedite’ hiring process by giving some applicants shorter window to apply

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Drew Friedman, Federal News NetworkAFGE FAIR Act union rally

Hundreds of employees rally behind 8.7% proposed federal pay raise

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Lawmakers renew calls to offer paid family and medical leave to federal employees

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Sen. Brian Schatz, D-Hawaii, speaks during a Senate Foreign Relations committee hearing on the Fiscal Year 2023 Budget in Washington, Tuesday, April 26, 2022. (Al Drago/Pool Photo via AP)

Democrats reintroduce bill to give feds 8.7% average pay raise next year

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Federal unions have a way to locate unrepresented employees, OPM says

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Senate Dems introduce bill to prevent Schedule F from resurfacing

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Amelia Brust, Federal News Networktelework, work from home, home office, federal employees

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

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Under infrastructure law, federal firefighters to see increase in pay

Agencies hope to resolve growing recruitment and retention challenges for federal firefighters with a pay raise and new guidance for career paths.

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DOL to expedite claims filing process for 15,000 federal firefighters

The Department of Labor establishes a special claims unit for federal firefighters, complemented by House legislation looking to expand the list of illnesses…

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Unions want VA to educate employees on pandemic resources

In today’s Federal Newscast, five unions say VA should immediately develop a joint COVID-19 training task force to design education courses for employees.

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