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

The Office of Personnel Management highlighted information available in FedScope to aid federal unions in targeting union-eligible employees.

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Under infrastructure law, federal firefighters to see increase in pay

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Returning to the office will not solve the backlogs lawmakers are worried about

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USDA joins SSA in telling employees about reentry plans

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(U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service photo by Lisa Cox)Practice makes perfect: firefighter Nick Vallardo trains with an engine crew as they prepare for the coming wildfire season. (Lisa Cox, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service)

Interior, USDA to implement pay raises for federal firefighters later this month

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In this May 14, 2021, photo provided by the High Desert Museum, U.S. Forest Service firefighters carry out a prescribed burn on the grounds of the High Desert Museum, near Bend, Oregon. The prescribed burn is part of a massive effort in wildlands across the West to prepare for a fire season that follows the worst one on record. (Kyle Kosma/High Desert Museum via AP)

Biden expands pay, hiring for federal firefighters, but union warns it’s not enough

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(AP Photo/Julio Cortez)The bronze Statue of Freedom, by Thomas Crawford, is the crowning feature of the dome of the U.S. Capitol, shown ahead of the inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris, Sunday, Jan. 17, 2021, in Washington. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

TSP changes, retirement help for former seasonal feds and other bills to watch

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(Getty Images/iStockphoto/fotostok_pdv)Close up of female hands counting US dollar banknotes at the table in front a laptop computer. Woman accountant with money and notebook.

Trump aiming for late-September launch of payroll tax deferral for federal employees

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Agencies should ensure employees are ‘telework ready’ amid coronavirus concerns, OPM says

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Lawmakers unveil details of ‘historic’ federal paid parental leave benefits

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No new recommendations for additional locality pay areas, at least not yet

The Federal Salary Council is still debating a series of controversial changes to the methodology currently used to set federal employee locality pay.

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AP/Andrew HarnikCompany representatives invited to the White House, walk towards President Donald Trump as he signs an executive order during a Made in America showcase on the South Lawn White House in Washington, Monday, July 15, 2019. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Court reverses decision on Trump’s workforce executive orders, defying unions’ legal challenge

A federal judge invalidated nine provisions of the President’s workforce executive orders in a ruling last August. But the U.S. Court of Appeals overturned…

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FILE - In this Jan. 9, 2019 file photo, construction crews install new border wall sections seen from Tijuana, Mexico. Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., says the Pentagon is planning to tap $1 billion in leftover funds from military pay and pensions accounts to help President Donald Trump pay for his long-sought border wall. Durbin told The Associated Press, “it’s coming out of military pay and pensions, $1 billion, that’s the plan.”(AP Photo/Gregory Bull, File)

DoD authorizes up to $1 billion for wall at U.S. southern border

In today’s Federal Newscast, up to $1 billion from DoD is now available to help support the Homeland Security Department’s drug enforcement efforts at the southern border.

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