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    Dems want Biden to back plan for all-electric USPS fleet

    House Democrats are urging the White House to support an $8 billion taxpayer-funded proposal to direct the United States Postal Service to move towards an all-electric delivery fleet far sooner than the plan Postmaster General Louis DeJoy unveiled earlier this year. More

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    GAO report: Spike in demand for VA mental health services

    In the last 20 years, the nation’s armed forces have been pushed hard. The 9/11 terrorist attacks led to intensified American involvement in conflicts, the War on Terror, all over the world. Warfare—whether combat or lengthy and frequent postings far from friends, family and country—places powerful stresses on the body and the mind.

  • Tax Day 2021 is here...

    The IRS is reminding all individual filers that today—Monday, May 17—is the deadline on tax returns for tax year 2020, or put in for an extension. The extraordinary extension from mid-April was implemented to help ease the challenge posed by COVID.

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    VA says claims backlog will peak this summer

    Recent additions to the backlog of veterans affected by Agent Orange are going to add to an expected spike in the backlog of pending benefits claims at the Veterans Benefits Administration, but agency officials are still aiming to get the levels closer to pre-pandemic numbers by the end of fiscal year 2022.

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    What is TSA's role in pipeline security?

    Questions about whether TSA is rightly positioned to oversee cybersecurity for natural gas and oil pipelines are resurfacing in the wake of the ransomware attack on Colonial Pipeline.

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    Dems, unions urge reclassification of TSA screeners

    So far, Republicans haven't signed on to a plan to alter the agency's unique personnel situation. Some experts caution that there are untended consequences from a move to put TSA officers under Title 5.

  • House committee reviews bills aimed at fed workforce reform

    Six separate bills focused on federal employee reform and policy are being considered by the House Oversight and Reform Committee.

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  • WH Task Force to develop ways to facilitate union organizing, bargaining…

    The White House has launched a new push to help the nation’s workers—including federal employees—who want to join, or make better use of, employee unions—an effort particularly aimed at improving awareness, easing collective bargaining and generally improving policies and practices as permitted under established law.

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    Sammies to include special COVID response category

    Partnership for Public Service announced the 29 finalists for its annual Samuel J. Heyman Service to America Medals.

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