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By FEND Staff

Union files grievance over new HHS contract terms

By FEND Staff

A top union is pushing back against the new contract coming down the pike for Department of Health and Human Services employees.

Thrift Savings Share Prices

By FEND Staff

Thrift Savings Share Prices as of May 8, 2019.

Lawmakers urge OPM to rescind new background investigation rule

By FEND Staff

A bipartisan pair of lawmakers has joined efforts to ask the Office of Personnel Management to revoke a current notice of a proposed rule change that would require federal job seekers to disclose some non-conviction records in order to be considered for employment.

Should there be a sixth military branch?

By FEND Staff

The American Federation of Government Employees and a bipartisan group of lawmakers has raised concern about the administration’s proposal to create a sixth military branch, the U.S. Space Force.

Public Service Recognition Week: Thank you!

By Mike Causey

Imagine working for a company like my mother did for years. It promised steady work in even hard times. But the pay wasn’t much, especially for a lot of women. In fact, when I was a kid we lived in a government housing project in Alexandria, Va., (near the then new Pentagon). It was mostly for single mothers with the rent (I suspect) heavily subsidized by Uncle Sam. As a clerk-typist she qualified.

New religious time-off rules give feds flexibility

By FEND Staff

The Office of Personnel Management has issued final regulations to amend its current rule on compensatory time off for religious observances, giving federal employees more flexibility to take off for religious reasons.

Federal government to push harder against workplace violence

By Nathan Abse

This week, Nathan Abse interviews Alejandro del Carmen, a professor of criminology and expert on workplace violence at Texas A&M’s Tarleton State University member institution.

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