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What is TSA's role in pipeline security?

Questions about whether TSA is rightly positioned to oversee cybersecurity for natural gas and oil pipelines are resurfacing in the wake of the ransomware attack on Colonial Pipeline.

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Dems want Biden to back plan for all-electric USPS fleet

House Democrats are urging the White House to support an $8 billion taxpayer-funded proposal to direct the United States Postal Service to move towards an all-electric delivery fleet far sooner than the plan Postmaster General Louis DeJoy unveiled earlier this year.

Honoring Feds: Foreign Service event celebrates workforce, honors the fallen

The purpose of the Foreign Service is to promote peace and protect Americans and American interests abroad. At present, the U.S. has over 15,000 Foreign Service officers under several agencies, the largest portion with the State Department. Many thousands of dedicated civil servants who have done the necessary work of these positions, over the years, have served in difficult assignments—and more than a few have lost their lives.

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Dems, unions urge reclassification of TSA screeners

So far, Republicans haven't signed on to a plan to alter the agency's unique personnel situation. Some experts caution that there are untended consequences from a move to put TSA officers under Title 5.

House committee reviews bills aimed at fed workforce reform

Six separate bills focused on federal employee reform and policy are being considered by the House Oversight and Reform Committee.

WH Task Force to develop ways to facilitate union organizing, bargaining…

The White House has launched a new push to help the nation’s workers—including federal employees—who want to join, or make better use of, employee unions—an effort particularly aimed at improving awareness, easing collective bargaining and generally improving policies and practices as permitted under established law.

2020 job satisfaction scores plummet, OMB says

Feds working in the Office of Management and Budget reported last year in the government's annual employee survey that they were unsure of their ability to blow the whistle without fear of reprisal and were distrustful of top agency leadership.

Public Service Recognition Week begins

Public Service Recognition Week begins May 2—marking an annual tradition of a week filled with events hosting and honoring public servants, at the local, state and federal level, for their valuable contributions to society.

Fed contractors to get wage increase

The White House, in a new Executive Order, acted this week to ensure that federal contractors pay workers a minimum wage of $15 per hour.

Thrift Savings Share Prices

Thrift Savings Share Prices as of April 29, 2021.

D.C. employment lawyer to lead MSPB

Cathy Harris, a Washington, D.C., employment and civil rights lawyer, is the Biden administration's pick to lead the Merit Systems Protection Board.

OPM releases details on emergency paid leave law

The Office of Personnel Management released details on Thursday about the use of the emergency paid leave for feds signed into law in the American Rescue Plan in March.

Pandemic led nearly 60 percent of feds teleworking

The COVID-19 pandemic has turned workplaces worldwide upside-down, shuttering crowded office centers and shifting thousands of workers to telework—shaking up decades-long patterns in which a physical commute separated home life and work.

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Sammies to include special COVID response category

Partnership for Public Service announced the 29 finalists for its annual Samuel J. Heyman Service to America Medals.

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OMB releases 2020 job satisfaction scores

Almost 40% of OMB survey participants choose strongly disagree when presented with the statement, "my organization's senior leaders maintain high standards for honesty and integrity."

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OPM releases special leave program details

This special leave will be available through the end of the fiscal year or until the $570 million fund is exhausted, OPM documents say.

Public Service Recognition Week: Celebrating the work of civil servants

Public Service Recognition Week begins May 2—marking an annual tradition of a week filled with events hosting and honoring public servants, at the local, state and federal level, for their valuable contributions to society.

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Report: Pandemic led nearly 60 percent of feds to daily telework

The COVID-19 pandemic has turned workplaces worldwide upside-down, shuttering crowded office centers and shifting thousands of workers to telework—shaking up decades-long patterns in which a physical commute separated home life and work.

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Biden chooses employment lawyer to lead MSPB

The Merit Systems Protection Board has been without Senate-confirmed leadership since March 2019 and without a quorum to decide appeals since January 2017.

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