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  • Feds rally outside a Washington, D.C. courthouse where a union lawsuit is being tried. Photo credit: Chase Gunter

    BLS: Public sector union membership outpaces private sector

    Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics indicates that public sector union membership is five times greater than in the private sector.

  • Norton bill would protect feds’ employee rights

    Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) has introduced a bill that would clarify due process rights for federal employees working in sensitive positions.

  • US Representative Carolyn Maloney attends festival on Roosevelt Island NY April 2019 - Image Editorial credit: lev radin / Shutterstock.com

    Lawmakers raise concern over EEOC rule change

    Two House leaders are requesting more information from the Employment Opportunity Commission about a proposed change that would reverse a long-standing official time rule.

  • 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.

  • TSP board wants to streamline catch-up contributions

    The Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board, which governs the Thrift Savings Plan, wants to make it easier for participants to make catch-up contributions.

  • EPA employees demand 'Bill of Rights'

    Environmental Protection Agency’s nearly 8,000 workers want a new vision for the agency; one that will better embrace scientific efforts, improve working conditions and deliver a more equitable contract to union members.

  • Rep. Gerry Connolly (D-Va.)

    Study will examine OPM-GSA merger

    There's still no information yet on how the congressionally mandated NAPA study will be conducted.

  • Report: WH slashes telework, employees—infuriated—push back

    The Trump administration, across departments and agencies, is criticizing and slashing the amount of telework available—while unions and federal employees are exasperated and fighting the administration’s moves,

  • HHS employees win in contract dispute with agency

    Department of Health and Human Services workers—represented by the National Treasury Employees Union—won a legal dispute with the agency, a victory that should result in improved work conditions, according to the union.

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Edward A. Zurndorfer Certified Financial Planner
Mike Causey Columnist
Tom Fox VP for Leadership and Innovation, Partnership for Public Service
Mathew B. Tully Legal Analyst

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