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  • Telework spotlighted in winter weather

    Winter weather pushes the telework agenda—as telework advocates know. And recent days of snow, ice and brutally cold temperatures have of course helped backers to seize the day.

  • Senator questions IG salary disparity

    A Missouri lawmaker wants to know why the inspector general at a small federal entity would make more money than his counterpart at one of the largest federal agencies.

  • AFGE scholarship fund: Apply online...

    The American Federation of Government Employees announced this week that the union's John N. Sturdivant Scholarship is open for applications for the 2015-2016 scholarship season.

  • Union warns IRS cuts worsen ID theft risk

    The IRS continues to suffer budgetary restrictions that are hurting its ability to go after tax cheats—and that also exacerbate the already considerable identity theft risks the public faces.

  • NATCA marks engineers week

    The National Air Traffic Controllers Association—whose approximately 15,000 members work mostly for the Federal Aviation Administration—is celebrating the role of the FAA's engineers this week, Feb. 22-28.

  • FMLA rights extended to feds in all same-sex marriages

    Federal workers in same-sex marriages—in a new development, regardless of where they live—will enjoy the same leave rights as those in opposite-sex marriages under the Family and Medical Leave Act.

  • New GSA acting administrator touts agency workplace improvements

    Denise Roth, who has served for a year as the General Services Administration's deputy administrator, this week moves up to become Acting Administrator, and in marking the move issued a statement outlining improvements in the agency's workplace practices.

  • DHS secretary expresses concern over possible shutdown

    Jeh Johnson, the secretary of the Department of Homeland Security, warned in a press event Feb. 23 of disruptive consequences if Congress fails to pass a spending bill for the sprawling agency before the deadline Friday.

  • APWU enters contract negotiations

    American Postal Workers Union said it intends to discuss more than just wages and benefits in contract negotiations begun last week with the U.S. Postal Service.

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