• TSA airport screener with mask (TSA)

    As TSA workers face COVID risks, union calls for full workplace rights

    Amid an uneven rollout of safety procedures and hundreds of COVID-19 infections, the American Federation of Government Employees is pushing workplace rights, protections and benefits for Transportation Security Administration employees.

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    10 House members urge 3% pay raise for civilian feds

    Citing pay parity and COVID-19 resiliency, lawmakers urge Appropriations Committee to rethink planned 1% increase.

  • analytics on employee performance (kentoh/Shutterstock.com)

    OPM seeks new pay locality areas

    The Office of Personnel Management proposed regulations to establish a new locality pay area for Des Moines, Iowa, and to include Imperial County, in the Los Angeles-Long Beach, Calif., locality pay area.

  • happy, sad, indifferent faces with checkbox (shutterstock)

    Fed employee survey delayed again

    The annual survey of federal employees on work and workplaces -- already postponed two months -- will now be delayed until Sept. 14.

  • Fiscal cliff (Photo by MrIncredible/Shutterstock)

    FLRA rule allows feds to opt-out of union dues

    Unions blast decision to allow workers to discontinue their payments at outside the traditional annual "window."

  • Biden details his position on federal workers’ rights

    In his answers to an AFGE questionnaire, former Vice President Joe Biden outlined his views on collective bargaining, federal employee pay and benefits, furloughs and discrimination.

  • selected workers (nep0/Shutterstock.com)

    House FY21 funding bill blocks OPM-GSA merger and empowers unions

    The House Appropriations Committee's Financial Services and General Government Subcommittee's bill would codify language to block merging the Office of Personnel Management and General Services Administration -- an administration goal that has drawn opposition from congressional Democratic leaders.

  • US-Mexican border in Arizona close to highway 85, captured in September 2016 By Martin Froyda Royalty-free stock photo ID: 550962325

    Sending extra CBP officers to Texas ‘dangerous,’ union says

    With the number of COVID-19 cases rising in Texas, the National Treasury Employees Union is raising concerns with Customs and Border Protection’s plan to rotate in more than 800 CBP officers from other ports to assist with border patrol.

  • Department of Veterans Affairs (Photo: bakdc / Shutterstock)

    Boosting VA pay is key to retention, Wilkie says

    A new law allows the VA to increase pay for certain high-level officials, an authority vital to attracting and keeping talent, Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert Wilkie said.

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