The Energy Department said it was unlikely local conditions in the National Capital Region would support fully ‘back to normal’ return for its employees. The department instead said it will enter into new telework agreements with employees who need more flexibilities.
Under a Biden administration, President Donald Trump’s 2018 workforce executive orders would go, the National Treasury Employees Union said Monday.
The rule finalizes a 2-1 decision the FLRA had made back in February.
About 700 employees are part of the Agriculture Department’s phase two reopening, which began June 22 in the national capital region. USDA Secretary Sonny Perdue acknowledged employees may feel some anxiety about returning to work but said he wanted them to feel comfortable at the office.
Customs and Border Protection’s Office of Field Operations faces a $400 million partial budget shortfall before the year ends. The National Treasury Employees Union said it’s concerned field officers could face furloughs without additional appropriations.
This marks agency’s third announced recall of employees during the coronavirus pandemic, at a time when only a handful of agencies have sent their staff back to the office under “phase one” of their plan to resume full operations.
Phase one of the Energy Department’s reopening plan for headquarters facilities in the national capital region will involves 3.7% of its 7,000-person workforce. Those employees will return June 8, while the rest will continue to telework.
Dead people are getting coronavirus stimulus payments, and a bipartisan group of lawmakers has asked the Treasury Department, IRS and Social Security Administration what they can do to stop it. While improper payments remain a…
The Social Security Administration said it’s still working with its payroll provider to fully implement and administer emergency paid sick leave benefits under a new coronavirus relief law. But federal employee unions say the delays are confusing given their experience with other agencies.
Each year, tax professionals urge people who are due refunds to file early and electronically. Now there’s a new reason to do just that.