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Federal Unions and Employee Group News


First attempts of 'Holman Rule' unsuccessful

Lawmakers have made their first use of the “Holman Rule,” which enables them to reduce the number of federal workers at specific agencies or cut their salaries as a provision of or an amendment to an appropriations bill.

Senate panel advances 'official time' bill

A Senate panel on July 26 approved legislation requiring the Office of Personnel Management to submit an annual report to Congress on the use of official time by federal employees.

House rejects VA funding plan

The House on Monday rejected a plan to allow the Department of Veterans Affairs to redirect funds to cover an expected budget shortfall that could threaten medical care for thousands of patients.

Union: Possible pause in “excessing” at Postal Service

The American Postal Workers Union and the National Postal Mail Handlers Union may have stalled a move by Postal Service management to implement further staffing cuts—at least temporarily.

Postal unions may have stalled staffing cuts

The American Postal Workers Union and the National Postal Mail Handlers Union may have stalled a move by Postal Service management to implement further staffing cuts—at least temporarily.

Federal employee group rejects reform bill

The president of one of the largest federal employee organizations has issued a statement opposing recent bipartisan supported postal reform legislation.

AFGE: Vets hurt most by hiring freeze

One in three federal employees are veterans, and many other vets are seeking employment with the federal government, and the hiring freeze hurts them the most, a major federal employee union leader said.

TSA employees approve new contract

The Transportation Security Administration and the union that represents more than 40,000 TSA employees have come to a tentative new collective bargaining agreement, a year after rejecting the initial agreement.

AFGE answers pay raise questions

The American Federation of Government Employees, the largest federal employee union representing for federal and D.C. government workers, is answering questions for its members regarding the 2017 pay raise.

Union praises President's pay raise parity move

A day after President Obama announced a 0.5 percent increase in pay for federal civilian employees, the nation’s largest federal employee union released a statement commending the move.

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