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Union pleads for USCIS funding as furloughs loom

The union that represents many of the 13,000 immigration employees facing furloughs backed the agency's push for emergency supplemental funding.

Senators propose labor-management task forces on COVID policiies

A group of Senate Democrats is proposing legislation to create labor-management task forces inside government to review pandemic-related workforce policies.

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Union pleads for USCIS funding as furloughs loom

The immigration agency is seeking $1.2 billion to keep employees working through an anticipated financial shortfall it links to the pandemic.

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Senior execs detail OPM modernization tactics

As part of a plan to revitalize federal employment, the Senior Executives Association is looking to take the government's top human resources official out of the political fray with a 5- to 8-year appointment.

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AFGE expands COVID hazard pay suit

American Federation of Government Employees has amended its claim for hazard pay for federal workers exposed to the coronavirus, adding plaintiffs from several new agencies.

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Employee unions endorse Biden

The two largest federal employee unions, the American Federation of Government Employees and the National Treasury Employees Union, announced July 20 their endorsements of Joe Biden for president.

Senator asks agencies to publicly share reopening plans

Sen. Gary Peters (D-Mich) sent letters to 24 agencies on July 14 asking them to release details of any contingency plans they had for ensuring employees’ safety after health concerns due to COVID-19 forced large numbers of government employees to work remotely.

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Union calls for more funds for tax enforcement staff

One way to put a dent in the record-high budget deficit is to devote more funding for the tax examination and collection operations of the IRS, the National Treasury Employees Union suggested.

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House committee passes DHS spending bill, boosts USCIS funding

Passage comes a day after union leaders warned about impacts of looming USCIS furloughs.

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As TSA workers face COVID risks, union calls for full workplace rights

Amid an uneven rollout of safety procedures and hundreds of COVID-19 infections, the American Federation of Government Employees is pushing workplace rights, protections and benefits for Transportation Security Administration employees.

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