Susan Collins

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Commerce, HUD detail office reentry plans as lawmakers urge faster return to in-person work

The departments of Commerce and Housing and Urban Development, at the Biden administration’s urging, are planning to bring tens of thousands of federal…

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(Colleen McGrath/The Herald-Mail via AP)A voter stands on a social distance marker outside the Washington County Election Center in Hagerstown, Md., Monday, Oct. 26, 2020, for the first day of in-person early voting. (Colleen McGrath/The Herald-Mail via AP)

2020 roundup: Most key lawmakers for feds keep congressional seats

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Donald Trump

Payroll tax deferral will kick in for military, civilian feds next week

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Jennifer Wexton, Brenda Lawrence, Steny Hoyer

Vacation on hold? House bill would allow feds to carry over unused annual leave

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collective bargaining

Uncertain fate lies ahead for DoD collective bargaining with Trump memo

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AFGE

Despite last year’s victories, familiar challenges resurface for AFGE in 2020

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How a simple tweet opened frustration floodgates over security clearances

Lawmakers introduced legislation to publish standards for granting, denying or revoking security clearances.

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Tim Kaine, Mark Warner

Senators hope to secure back pay for contractors affected by government shutdown

In today’s Federal Newscast, a group of nearly 40 senators are urging the appropriations committee to include back pay for federal contractors impacted…

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Ben Cardin

Now in a new Congress, lawmakers reintroduce back pay legislation for feds during shutdown

Members in the House and Senate have reintroduced legislation that would guarantee back pay for excepted and furloughed federal employees during this and any government shutdown. The Senate version clarifies employees would receive pay as soon as agencies reopen, regardless of payroll schedules.

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