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Sexual harassment: Expert weighs Federal #MeToo report and prospects for change

Nathan Abse discusses a new report on sexual harassment in the federal workspace and in general with Dr. Barbara Ziv, a forensic psychiatrist and expert on sexual harassment and sexual assault.

SSA field offices staff slammed with scam complaints

Senior citizens concerned that they’re being tricked out of their Social Security benefits by scammers impersonating government employees are flooding agency phone lines and offices.

Feds across multiple agencies pressed into DOJ’s protest crackdown

Federal employees serving in an unusually wide assortment of law enforcement and investigative agencies were pulled into management of national protests following the police detention and killing of George Floyd.

TSA, FDIC to offer early retirement options

The Transportation Security Administration and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation plan to offer Voluntary Early Retirement Authority (VERA) and Voluntary Separation Incentive Payments (VSIP) options to eligible employees.

Union slams WH plans to cut workers’ comp

The plan, laid out in the administration’s 2021 budget proposal -- and included in the draft National Defense Authorization Act -- would hack away at benefits, bringing “steep cuts in workers’ compensation,” AFGE said.

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DOD moves to restricted opening

The Pentagon is moving to a restricted Phase One of its reopening plan June 15, the Defense Department announced, with essential personnel returning to headquarters.

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Union wins CBP case against FLRA

A federal judge ruled that the Federal Labor Relations Authority went too far in enforcing new working conditions at Customs and Border Protection.

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State Department's ex-IG calls out 'bullying'

Steve Linick told lawmakers that he didn't know why he was dismissed from his post, but many Democrats say investigations of Secretary Mike Pompeo played a role.

AFGE National President J. David Cox on the megaphone at a Jan 17 2019 protest (Photo credit: Chase Gunter/FCW)

Feds can legally protest -- but keep your job out of it

When it comes to protesting, federal employees have the same rights of expression as other Americans – with some caveats.

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SSA field offices staff slammed with scam complaints

Social Security Administration estimates staff manning its 800-number handled about 854,000 scam-related calls in 2019, a ten-fold increase over the prior fiscal year, the SSA Inspector General’s Office found.