Sens. Mark Warner (D-Va.) and Tim Kaine (D-Va.), along with Ben Cardin (D-Md.) and Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.), asked Senate leadership to include a provision in the next stimulus bill to extend Section 3610 provisions that provide paid leave, including sick leave, to employees and subcontractors until Dec. 31, 2021.
In today’s Federal Newscast, a new executive order from the White House calls on agencies to examine contractors’ use of foreign workers.
Maryland and Virginia senators are calling on the Trump administration to issue new guidance allowing federal employees to continue maximum telework. Existing guidance encourages agencies to end those flexibilities too soon, senators said.
The largest federal employee union is also urging the Office of Personnel Management to allow all telework-eligible workers to begin immediately working remotely.
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.
In today’s Federal Newscast, the General Services Administration launched a bid to ensure fairness in an important part of federal rule-making.
The bill creates a tenant bill of rights and makes it easier for DoD to punish housing contractors.
Military housing companies have hired more staff and invested more money, but lawmakers say problems persist.
The military services are getting fed up with housing contractors that are not cleaning up issues with service members’ homes.
In today’s Federal Newscast, skills gaps across the federal workforce played a role in nearly half of government’s high-risk areas.