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GSA seeks air, energy fixes for fed buildings

The federal government’s workplace management agency—the General Services Administration—has announced it is seeking to hear from vendors who can design, build and retrofit workspaces to improve energy efficiency and cleaner indoor air.

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Federal judge rules USPS must implement overtime policy

This week, a federal judge reconfirmed that the U.S. Postal Service must authorize overtime in order to meet mail service demands for the upcoming election.

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OPM reminds feds of voting flexibilities

As the 2020 presidential election nears, federal employees and managers have been reminded of longstanding policies that ensure they get time off from work to cast their vote if needed.

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USPS opts out of tax deferral program

The U.S. Postal Service announced this week that it would not be implementing President Trump's controversial payroll tax deferral plan for its employees.

Poorly protected postal workers are catching COVID-19 by the thousands

More than 50,000 workers have taken time off for virus-related reasons, slowing mail delivery. The Postal Service doesn’t test employees or check their temperatures, and its contact tracing is erratic.

OPM: Temp STEM posts should stretch to 10-year terms

The Office of Personnel Management has proposed a new rule that, in some instances, would permit agencies to hire new temp employees to dramatically longer terms.

Postal Police union sues USPS management over order

Employee unions that represents postal employees have complained, grieved, sued and otherwise opposed the U.S. Postal Service's management over several controversial—and lawbreaking—actions initiated in recent months by Postmaster General Louis DeJoy and his leadership team.

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WH orders end to 'anti-American' diversity training across agencies

The White House, through the Office of Management and Budget, has issued a memo ordering federal agencies to stop implementing what it says is “anti-American” diversity training for employees.

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OPM nominee spared major criticisms

John Gibbs, the HUD official selected to lead the Office of Personnel Management, wasn't pressed by lawmakers on a history of controversial tweets of conspiracy theories and calling the Democrats the party of Islam.

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Report: Fewer than 1 percent of feds disciplined for time, attendance misconduct

An investigation into time and attendance misconduct in the federal workforce found that very few federal employees have been disciplined for fraud at some of the largest agencies, according to a recent Government Accountability Office report.

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