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NARFE president condemns postal reform bill

Lawmakers last week introduced a bipartisan postal reform bill that aims to address the U.S. Postal Service's significant net losses and missed payments on its retiree health care prefunding, but the president of the National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association says this legislation is not the right solution.

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Trump announces replacement of VA's Shulkin via Twitter

President Trump on March 28 tweeted that he will be replacing Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin, who hours later published a “farewell” opinion piece in the New York Times.

No more taxpayer-funded official portraits

Taxpayers will no longer be footing the bill for official portraits of former and current federal employees.

Is the military on the hook for paying for the border wall?

President Trump has had private discussions with the Speaker of the House about his promised Southern U.S. border wall being funding with the U.S. military budget.

Union: Funding boost for EEOC greatly needed due to #MeToo movement

The #MeToo movement has put an increase in the workloads at the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, and additional funding in the fiscal year 2018 budget will help the agency deal with the growing number of workplace sexual harassment cases.

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Lawmaker wants agency reorg plans from OMB

The Office of Management and Budget requested all agencies to submit reorganization and downsizing plans last September, but it has kept those submissions private, and a ranking lawmaker is asking — for a second time — that they be released.

Lawmakers press president for SSA nominee

The Social Security Administration has been led by acting commissioners for more than five years, and lawmakers are now urging President Trump to appoint permanent leadership at the agency.

AFGE fights to protect jobs of TSA workers in Orlando

The American Federation of Government Employees is speaking out against a plan for the Orlando airport that could leave more than one thousand Transportation Security Officers unemployed.

New committee charged with fixing 'broken' budget process

Sixteen lawmakers have been chosen to serve on a new budget committee aimed at fixing the “broken” budget process.

OPM gives agencies some flexibility on shutdown back pay

The Office of Personnel Management is giving agencies some flexibility on how to administer back pay and leave to employees affected by the government shutdown earlier this month.

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