A new bill from Rep. Jennifer Wexton (D-Va.) would allow federal employees to federal employees can hold onto the annual leave they may have to forfeit at the end of the year because of the coronavirus pandemic. Other lawmakers, including a bipartisan group of nearly 20 senators, are advocating for hazard pay for certain frontline workers.
In today’s Federal Newscast, House and Senate lawmakers are using legislation and pressuring the White House to obtain hazard pay and extra leave capabilities for federal employees who are continuing to work during the coronavirus pandemic.
A bipartisan group of senators is urging President Donald Trump to reconsider a recent memo he issued to the Defense Department, which allows the secretary and other senior officials to exclude the DoD civilian workforce from collective bargaining.
This isn’t the first time defense and labor management officials have considered excluding civilian employees at the Defense Department from collective bargaining.
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 Interior Department cleared brush and dead trees on double the amount called for in a 2018 presidential executive order.
In today’s Federal Newscast, the Commerce Department’s inspector general is running an audit of the bureau’s cybersecurity measures.
In today’s Federal Newscast, the Government Accountability Office found leadership changes have stalled out some of the agency’s reorganization efforts.
Lawmakers introduced legislation to publish standards for granting, denying or revoking security clearances.
In today’s Federal Newscast, a group of nearly 40 senators are urging the appropriations committee to include back pay for federal contractors impacted by the last government shutdown, in an upcoming disaster relief package.