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Public servants: The real pandemic heroes

Federal workers, first-responders and others in public service are performing minor – and even some major -- miracles on a daily basis.

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AFGE pushes back on DOD budget-reduction targets

The American Federation of Government Employees issued a letter April 16 to Congress opposing parts of the proposed Expanding Acquisition Reform Act, which seeks to formalize DOD's zero-based budgeting process.

Postal Service struggling against employee illness, revenue losses

Postal unions are fighting back on multiple fronts against the ravages of COVID-19—both to the health of employees and to its dwindling revenue stream.

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VA needs more PPE, worker protections, medical staff says

As more patients and staffers contract coronavirus infections, employees are seeking more personal protective equipment, collaboration with management and hazard pay.

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DOD's telework surge could be permanent

A new emphasis on telework at the Defense Department in response to the COVID-19 pandemic could change work culture at the Pentagon, officials said.

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COVID-19: POGO asks feds to I.D. dangerous workplaces, other issues

The good-government nonprofit Project on Government Oversight (POGO) is asking for anonymous tips from feds (and the public), to help to quickly identify and rectify ongoing problems in the coronavirus response.

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IRS orders nearly all employees to 'evacuate' work sites

In response to the growing concern over the COVID-19 pandemic, the Internal Revenue Service has updated its telework guidance to extend it to nearly all employees.

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Report: $2T COVID-19 relief law will help feds at work, and at home

The latest emergency coronavirus measure—promising $2 trillion in added federal spending and direct injection of dollars into the economy—offers specific help and workplace safeguards targeted directly at federal employees and retirees. The bill passed Friday and was sent to President Trump for a promised signature.

COVID-19: Feds must hold the frontlines—but should reject needless risks

Nathan Abse recently interviewed an attorney, whose firm specializes in the laws and practices governing federal employment, Greg T. Rinckey of Tully Rinckey Law, about the risks federal employees take working on the frontlines of the coronavirus pandemic.

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Fingerprinting, other background check requirements eased for new hires

As many companies providing fingerprint services across the country are temporarily closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Office of Personnel Management has loosened its background check rules in order to continue to hiring new employees.

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