The House Armed Services Committee easily passed its version of the 2021 defense authorization bill Wednesday night. The bill contains provisions needed to guarantee paid parental leave coverage to Federal Aviation Administration, Veterans Health Administration and other federal employees left out of the original law.
In today’s Federal Newscast, the Trump administration is reminding Congress of budget challenges at US Citizenship and Immigration Services.
In a letter to House leadership, a group of congressional Democrats said new paid parental leave benefits should extend to federal employees who recently had or will have a new child before the original Oct. 1 implementation date.
New paid parental leave benefits will be ready by the Oct. 1 deadline, the Office of Personnel Management said Monday in a letter to the National Treasury Employees Union. NTEU had raised doubts about OPM’s plans for implementing the new law.
The American Federation of Government Employees said it faces a series of familiar challenges again this year, despite the addition of new paid parental leave benefits and a federal pay raise victory.
In today’s Federal Newscast, the American Federation of Government Employees is bashing a White House proposal to cut funding and staff at the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.
The Office of Personnel Management has its own recommendations for correcting the new federal paid parental leave law, as well as a wide range of other legislative proposals for 2021.
With details on how it might work, and what it will mean for employees, federal employment attorney Tom Spiggle joined Federal Drive with Tom Temin.
The Office of Personnel Management is currently drafting regulations needed to implement the Federal Employee Paid Leave Act. Members of the public will have a chance to comment on those regulations, due sometime in late spring.
A group of Senate Democrats, led by Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.), has introduced a bill that would ensure all federal employees, including those at the Federal Aviation Administration, Transportation Security Administration and non-judicial workers at the District of Columbia courts, have access to new paid parental leave benefits.