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(AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)Light from the morning sun illuminates the Capitol in Washington, Friday, Dec. 3, 2021. With Democrats holding a thin majority in Congress, passage of President Joe Biden's sweeping legislative agenda will be a challenge as negotiations continue in the 50-50 Senate. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Federal employees score new bereavement leave benefits in 2022 NDAA

The new defense policy bill doesn’t include quite as many sweeping changes for the broader civilian federal workforce as recent catch-all authorizations…

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OPM finalizes new policies intended to more quickly discipline poor performers

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FILE - In this Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2019, file photo, the U.S. Capitol is seen as the sun sets in Washington. Negotiations on a package of spending bills to fund the federal government have produced a key breakthrough, though considerably more work is needed to wrap up the long-delayed measures. Top lawmakers of the House and Senate Appropriations committees on Saturday, Nov. 23, confirmed agreement on allocations for each of the 12 spending bills. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File)

Federal employees score new shutdown protections, relocation tax relief with NDAA

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OPM moving ahead with new instructions designed to more quickly fire, discipline employees

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Donald Trump

2020 budget takes aim at federal employee discipline, collective bargaining

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Trey Gowdy, Elijah Cummings

New bills hit federal employees with shorter disciplinary appeals process, fees for submitting to MSPB

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Congress to tackle MSPB quorum, reconsider longer probationary periods this week

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Agencies barely use probationary period to weed out bad supervisors, MSPB says

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House paves way for 2-year probationary periods for federal employees

The Ensuring a Qualified Civil Service (EQUALS) Act would extend the probationary period for most federal employees and senior executives from one years…

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Blake Farenthold

With fast-moving evidence-based policy bill, agencies may add new C-suite member

The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee also approved two-year probationary periods for federal employees.

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Longer probationary periods will get another look in Congress this week

Longer probationary periods for employees in the competitive service and Senior Executive Service are among the many topics the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee will consider this week.

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