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House Dems call for retroactive paid parental leave

Letting new parents take time off would alleviate coronavirus-related concerns, members stated in a May 8 letter to leadership.

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Rep. proposes feds keep leave that went unused due to pandemic

A bill from Rep. Jennifer Wexton (D-Va.) would make sure that feds won't forfeit unused annual leave.

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NFFE: Forest Service staff routinely denied COVID-19 administrative leave

The union representing most Forest Service employees is hitting back against the Department of Agriculture for its pattern of denying reasonable requests for administrative leave during the current COVID-19 crisis.

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OPM puts hazard pay for COVID-19 on the table

Government employees who are considered essential frontline workers could receive extra pay during the coronavirus pandemic, according to new guidance from the Office of Personnel Management.

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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.

Bill that aims to correct VA pay cap passes Senate

The Senate recently passed a measure that will create a fix to a law that erroneously capped the pay for Senior Executive Service workers at the Veterans Health Administration.

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Trump announces 2020 raise in fed, locality pay

President Trump has announced that he will reverse the planned pay freeze for federal employees, and instead will implement a 2.6 percent governmentwide pay increase.

Senator’s ‘Stop Improper Federal Bonuses Act’ bill advances

A Senate oversight committee has advanced a bill that would prohibit federal agencies from giving bonuses to employees who have committed major infractions under an agency’s code of conduct.

Some agencies, workers still feeling effects of shutdown

Six months after the end of the federal government's longest partial shutdown, some federal employees, agencies and government contractors are still feeling its effects.

Federal Salary Council divided on need for change

Trump appointees to the Federal Salary Council are pushing for more comprehensive changes to the government compensation plans.

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