The House is looking to recharge the flagging American economy with a $2.5 trillion stimulus bill that includes direct payments to individuals and families, support for the health care system's response to the COVID-19 pandemic and targeted relief to idled corporations.
The order would mandate telework for all eligible employees regardless of their prior arrangements.
The latest emergency coronavirus measure—promising $2 Trillion in added federal spending and direct injection of dollars into the economy—offers specific help and workplace safeguards targeted directly at federal employees and retirees. The bill passed Friday and was sent to President Trump for a promised signature.
As many companies providing fingerprint services across the country are temporarily closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Office of Personnel Management has loosened its background check rules in order to continue to hiring new employees.
Nathan Abse recently interviewed an attorney, whose firm specializes in the laws and practices governing federal employment, Greg T. Rinckey of Tully Rinckey Law, about the risks federal employees take working on the frontlines of the coronavirus pandemic.
Swearing-in for feds along with certain document submission can be done remotely, advises the Office of Personnel Management.
The Pentagon is asking for "maximum telework flexibilities" extended to DOD service members and civilian employees also be made available to contractors when possible.
The Take Responsibility for Workers and Families Act offered by House Democrats expands telework, grants hazard pay to certain front line workers and would overturn a number of Trump administration workforce policies.
A Transportation Security Officer’s painful and troubling experience in trying to get diagnosed—and then treated—for COVID-19 reveals a terrifying need for quick changes, in both government policy and medical practice regarding management of the ongoing pandemic.
The Academy expects to have complete study by March 2021.
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