weather and safety leave

WTOP/Dave DildineCongress, government shutdown

DC area feds must leave the office by 3 p.m. as storm approaches

The Office of Personnel Management issued one of its first early dismissal decisions in three years as the Washington, D.C. area is expected to get hit…

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FILE - A Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine is prepared at St Charles' Centre for Health and Wellbeing in London, Friday, Dec. 3, 2021. Everyone in Britain who is 50 or over will be offered a fourth dose of coronavirus vaccine in the fall it was announced Friday, July 15, 2022, lowering the age threshold from the previously announced 65. The Department of Health said it had accepted advice from the U.K.’s independent vaccines adviser about the autumn booster program. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth, file)

Federal employees have more paid time off from OPM to get COVID-19 booster shots

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(AP Photo/Evan Vucci)Snow covers the ground at the White House, Monday, Feb. 1, 2021, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

No snow days for teleworkers during the pandemic, OPM reminds feds

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FILE - In this Thursday, March 14, 2019, file photo, a Border Patrol agent talks with a group suspected of having entered the U.S. illegally near McAllen, Texas. The Trump administration has quietly shut down the nation's asylum system for the first time in decades amid coronavirus concerns, largely because holding people in custody is considered too dangerous. (AP Photo/Eric Gay, File)

Officers urge CBP to reinstate weather and safety leave schedules during pandemic

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Jerrold Nadler, Carolyn Maloney

House Democrats propose health insurance flexibilities for feds during coronavirus

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IT modernization

Unions raise coronavirus safety concerns over frontline CBP, VA employees

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What to know about evacuation payment authority during the coronavirus

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(Getty Images/iStockphoto/gpointstudio)telework, coronavirus

What’s taking agencies so long to order telework during the coronavirus pandemic?

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Getty Images/iStockphoto/marcnormanIRS telework coronavirus

Empowered with new flexibilities, IRS managers hesitant to act on telework guidance

IRS Commissioner Chuck Rettig instructed eligible employees to telework and gave customer service workers more freedom than they’ve ever had before. But…

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telework, coronavirus

Federal agencies in DC open but with ‘maximum telework’ flexibilities, OMB says

The Office of Personnel Management also announced an operating status change for the national capital region. Federal offices are open but with maximum…

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A woman uses hand sanitizer after voting in the presidential primary election at the the Summit View Church of the Nazarene Tuesday, March 10, 2020, in Kansas City, Mo. The polling place served two precincts as voters who were scheduled to vote at a nearby senior living facility were directed to vote at the church after the facility backed out due to coronavirus concerns. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

Agencies should expand telework for employees at ‘higher risk’ for coronavirus, OMB says

The latest guidance from the Trump administration comes as the Smithsonian Institution and the National Archives and Records Administration close museums, research rooms and presidential libraries due to coronavirus concerns. NARA public events are also canceled through May 3.

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