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Lawmakers again want a payroll tax deferral opt-out for feds after ‘chaotic’ rollout

A group of 43 House members, including four Republicans, are again calling on the Trump administration to give federal employees and military members the…

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First Amendment may protect feds who run afoul of Trump diversity EO, attorneys say

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Administration’s reopening plans ‘unsafe’ for federal employees, senators say

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Furlough notices arrive for some 13,400 USCIS employees

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FILE - In this April 1, 2020, file photo a woman wearing a face mask walks past the White House in Washington. The nation's capital, like most of the nation itself, is largely shuttered. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)

Agencies juggling presidential transition preparations with global pandemic

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A workman walks through the empty corridors of the Dirksen Senate Office Building on Capitol Hill as lawmakers negotiate on the emergency coronavirus response legislation, in Washington, Wednesday, March 18, 2020. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

White House details how agencies should call back federal employees, resume ‘normal’ operations

Agency heads now have a detailed decision-making framework from the Trump administration, which describes how, consistent with local conditions, they should…

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The Washington Monument and the U.S. Capitol are seen in Washington, at sunrise Wednesday, March 18, 2020. The White House has sent Congress an emergency $46 billion spending request for coronavirus-related funding this year. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Here’s what federal agencies say they need to fight the coronavirus

Federal agencies have requested an additional $45.8 billion in funding for 2020 alone, which the White House said is necessary for its governmentwide response…

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A National Park Service worker picks up trash along the drained Lincoln Memorial Reflecting Pool as the Washington Monument and the U.S. Capitol are seen in the distance in Washington, at sunrise Wednesday, March 18, 2020. The number of tourist is down ahead of an expected surge in coronavirus cases. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

OMB orders agencies to realign people, resources to slow coronavirus spread

Agencies have 48 hours to adopt an “aggressive posture” aimed at continuing critical government functions and preventing the spread of the coronavirus, the Trump administration said Tuesday night.

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