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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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Judges sue Impasses Panel over improper appointments

The Association of Administrative Law Judges has become the second federal sector union to sue the Federal Service Impasses Panel.

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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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AFGE blasts Trump's 'LIBERATE' tweets

A major federal employee union is blasting the White House for some of the president’s recent tweets on the COVID-19 pandemic.

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White House outlines plans to open agencies

In a new document, the federal government explains plans to align a reopening of all federal agency functions and a return to in-person work.

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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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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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Feds, union sue for hazard pay

The national union alleges that "thousands of feds" likely exposed to the coronavirus that causes COVID-19 while on the job.

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