National Treasury Employees Union

Bob Tobias

Why long-term funding is what agencies need, yet what they worry about

Agencies need multiyear funding to get big modernization projects done. Otherwise it is piecemeal, depending on the year-to-year whims of Congress.

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Bank Collapse

Union calls for FDIC to ‘follow the law’ after pivot on return-to-office plans

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Proposed 2% federal pay raise gets support in 2025 defense authorization bill

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IRS Progress Report

IRS extends remote work pilot, in bid to ‘keep up’ with workforce expectations

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Getty Images/iStockphoto/baramee2554Retirement

Another column on retirement. This time, I’m joining you

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With ‘spying bosses’ on the rise, where do federal agencies stand on employee monitoring?

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Amelia Brust/Federal News NetworkUNIONS

OPM outlines how agencies, unions can recreate labor-management forums

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Getty Images/iStockphoto/wildpixelImage representing concept of employees being fired through Schedule F.

Biden administration locks in plans aiming to block Schedule F for good

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Telework, federal telework

Federal telework, work-life balance often top issues in collective bargaining

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Amelia Brust/Federal News Networkmanagement workforce

More guardrails needed for any potential agency relocations, federal advocates say

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Amelia Brust/Federal News NetworkA visual representation of a telework desk.

Congress calls for more details on federal telework in 2024 spending package

Congressional appropriators lay out six new agency reporting requirements on federal telework and return-to-office in the 2024 government spending agreement.

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White House Executive order

White House presses agencies to use apprenticeships for skills-based hiring

Along with promoting apprenticeships, the new executive order re-establishes labor-management forums between federal unions and agency managers.

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IRS, telework, return-to-office

IRS gets pushback on its return-to-office plans — for going too far, and not far enough

Members of Congress say the IRS isn’t setting a high enough standard for in-office work, and that constituents remain unable to get their tax questions answered

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