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After years of contentious negotiations, HHS, NTEU agree to labor relations reset

The Department of Health and Human Services is the latest agency to announce a reset in labor relations with its union, following a Biden administration…

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(AP Photo/Matt Rourke)FILE - In this March 26, 2021, file photo a member of the Philadelphia Fire Department prepares a dose of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine at a vaccination site setup in Philadelphia. U.S. health officials say Johnson & Johnson’s COVID-19 vaccine may pose a “small possible risk” of a potentially dangerous neurological reaction. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Monday, July 12 that it has received reports of 100 people who got the shot developing an immune system disorder that can causes muscle weakness and occasionally paralysis.  (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)

Federal employees must attest to vaccination or submit to testing, per new Biden policy

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House appropriators formally endorse Biden’s 2022 federal pay proposal

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Biden administration details its vision for agency reopening, post-pandemic telework

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OPM gives agencies green light to recreate labor-management forums, but they’re not required

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Tony Reardon, National Treasury Employees Union president

NTEU president makes the case for unions in the federal workplace

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AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)FILE - This Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2019 file photo shows part of a 1040 federal tax form printed from the Internal Revenue Service website, in Zelienople, Pa.  Tax filing season will start a bit later and look a bit different this year. That’s because the pandemic that defined 2020 has seeped into tax time as well. If you worked from home, received a relief payment, took on some gig work or filed unemployment benefits _ or someone filed a fake claim in your name _ there are things you need to be aware of. Likewise if you normally receive certain tax credits. The IRS will begin accepting tax returns on Feb. 12, 2021.  (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic, File)

IRS pushes filing season deadline to May 17 as it rolls out expanded pandemic benefits

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Some agencies moving faster than others to roll back Trump workforce orders

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Federal employees face retirement delays due to lags at NFC

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(AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)President Joe Biden signs the American Rescue Plan, a coronavirus relief package, in the Oval Office of the White House, Thursday, March 11, 2021, in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Congress secures more paid leave for federal employees in new COVID-19 relief law

The $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief package gives federal employees access to a new bank of paid leave, which will allow them to recover from COVID-19 and…

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USDA will loosen its telework policy, consider new remote work options

The Agriculture Department’s new telework policy will fall more closely in line with the program Secretary Tom Vilsack established when he first led USDA…

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Agencies should re-engage now with unions over repealed Trump workforce orders, OPM says

Agencies that implemented policies from President Trump’s 2018 workforce orders should work with federal unions to write new bargaining provisions, the Office of Personnel Management said Friday. OPM offered up more directions on how agencies should respond to a January executive order from the Biden administration that rescinded Trump’s policies.

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