As pandemic guidelines change, the House Oversight and Reform Committee advanced legislation that would require specific workplace safety plans from federal agencies as they prepare to reopen offices.
Federal Drive with Tom Temin concluded its four-part series, Federal Unions: For better or for worse, with the president of one of the major unions itself, the National Treasury Employees Union's Tony Reardon.
What is the proper role of union today? And do they help or hinder what JFK called the effective conduct of public business? We're exploring the question in a series of interviews this week.
They're here to stay regardless. It works well when everyone keeps the mission as the North Star.
The Biden administration is calling for an $80 billion investment in the IRS over the next decade, with the expectation that it will bring in $700 billion in tax revenue by shrinking the "tax gap" between what taxpayers owe and what the IRS collects every year.
Some believe feds should have gone back to the office long ago, while others fear they'll lose top talent if their telework flexibilities aren't as generous as the agency next door.
The Environmental Protection Agency and American Federation of Government Employees will revert back to some policies from a 2007 contract while they negotiate a new collective bargaining agreement.
Leaders of the House Oversight and Reform Government Operations Subcommittee are calling on the Biden administration to quickly nominate qualified members to the Merit Systems Protection Board.
Some federal employees are receiving COVID-19 vaccines through their agencies, but for others, they must wait until their state and local governments make doses available.
In today's Federal Newscast, the two largest federal employee unions are calling on the Education Department to cancel student debt for federal employees with 10 years or more of public service.
In today's Federal Newscast, the Army issued a new strategy for straightening up the nation's flagpole in the Arctic.
The National Treasury Employees Union said agencies are responding to the Biden's administration's call to restore labor relations in a variety of ways. Some agencies are making plans to return to the bargaining table, while others haven't responded to requests to revisit previous contracts.
One agency warned retirees could wait as long as six months for an initial interim payment and up to a year for a full annuity. The National Finance Center said it plans to return to its goal of processing retirements cases within 30 days by the end of the month.
The $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief package gives federal employees access to a new bank of paid leave, which will allow them to recover from COVID-19 and care for sick family members, or children who are learning virtually from home. President Joe Biden signed the relief bill into law Thursday afternoon.