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Federal Unions and Employee Group News

Legislation expands authority of federal probation officers

Senate and House lawmakers have introduced a bill that would provide federal probation officers with authority to arrest individuals who interfere with them in the course of duty.

APWU reminds members of settlement deadline

The American Postal Workers Union reminded members that Friday, April 29, is an important deadline for certain employees who have not yet filed a key document necessary to receive a share of a $56 million grievance settlement.

Union says CBP needs more funding to bolster staff

The president of the National Treasury Employees Union on April 19 urged Congress to provide Customs and Border Protection with additional funding to hire staff and strengthen border security.

Insight by Mike Causey: Place your bets

How big a deal is it when a union representing federal workers endorses a presidential candidate?

Postal rate cut sparks calls for action

Postal unions are reacting with concern to an impending drop in mail revenue—following the announced termination of a surcharge that has boosted the U.S. Postal Service’s bottom line by more than $2 billion annually.

NARFE offers state tax guide

The annual National Active and Retired Employees Association state tax guide is available online.

New health insurance deal for postal support employees

The American Postal Workers Union announced that postal support employees (PSEs) will soon be able to sign up for health insurance during their first year of employment. Currently, PSEs can enroll only after they complete their first 360-day appointment.

Union urges TSA to hire more screeners

The head of the union that represents federal airport screeners said the Transportation Security Administration needs to hire more transportation security officers to address long lines at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport and other airports across the country.

Union tallies lost IRS positions

The National Treasury Employees Union released new IRS workforce numbers to bolster its call for increased funding to boost staffing at the agency.

OPM: Agencies should consult managers in decision-making

Office of Personnel Management acting Director Beth Cobert reminded human capital officers that agencies are required to consult federal management associations in decision-making that affects agency operations and personnel management.

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