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 National Treasury Employees Union called on Customs and Border Protection to reinstate reduced work schedules to protect employees.
Acting Navy Secretary Thomas Modly resigned after audio surfaced of him calling the now-ex commander of the USS Theodore Roosevelt "stupid" in front of crew members.
Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) said that the extra pay would be equivalent to a $13 per hour raise for essential workers.
The American Federation of Government Employees filed complaints with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration about alleged violations of safety standards.
AFGE President Everett Kelley described multiple reports from federal employees saying that their management had ignored established agreements and instead unilaterally directed workers to work without protective equipment such as masks and gloves.
Federal employees 40 and above are entitled to process "untainted by age consideration."
On April 5, Defense Department Secretary Mark Esper issued guidance on the use of cloth masks to prevent the spread of the coronavirus among service members.
Federal agency chief human capital officers say the general schedule that covers civilian employee pay frequently hinders hiring for critical occupations like information technology and cybersecurity.
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