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Feds under threat: AFGE warns WH order endangers meat inspectors

In the wake of President Donald Trump’s executive order requiring America’s meat and poultry plants to stay open, private-sector and federal employee unions are pushing to protect plant workers and federal inspectors.

When feds feel the need to go incognito…

Americans may understand why government workers are still on the payroll, but some feds may feel like they should go undercover. Just don’t try the undertaker defense.

National Capital Region leaders push to continue telework

Maryland, Virginia and Washington, D.C., are urging the Trump administration to keep telework policies in place for federal workers, more than a fifth of whom live in the National Capital Region.

IRS recalls mission-critical feds for tax season

The recall includes about 10,000 employees at 10 sites, and their main functions will be opening mail, answering phones and other activities that take place during tax filing season,

Recalled IRS staff told to bring their own PPE

The tax agency is putting distancing measures into place and requiring employees to bring their own face coverings to work until facilities can procure personal protective equipment for employees.

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Telework stymied by administration rollbacks, Connolly says

The Trump administration's efforts to keep the federal government operational during the COVID-19 pandemic was hindered by early decisions to roll back telework programs, according to Rep. Gerry Connolly (D-Va.), the chairman of the Government Operations subcommittee of the House Oversight Committee.

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DOD outlines COVID testing plan

Gen. John Hyten, vice chair of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said testing the entire force, including National Guard and Reserves, would take until summertime.

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National Capital Region leaders push continuation of telework for feds

Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan, Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam, and Washington, D.C., Mayor Muriel Bowser have sent a letter urging the Trump administration to keep telework policies in place for the federal workforce.

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AFGE slams Trump's back-to-work plans

Union asks OPM and OMB to abide by six conditions before telling federal workers to go back to the office

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Union charges VA's strained IT systems overburden teleworkers

A Philadelphia AFGE local alleges that stress on the VA system has led workers to risk reprimand for working off-hours and that the Veterans Benefits Administration won't share contingency plans with employees.

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