Federal Employees News Digest

AFGE backs Harris for VP

The largest federal employee union endorsed presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden's pick of Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) for the number two slot on the ticket.

"Senator Harris has been a proven fighter for working people throughout her career," American Federation of Government Employees National President Everett Kelley said in a statement.  "She has a strong voting record on the issues that matter to federal and D.C. government employees and to workers across the nation, with past 100% ratings from both AFGE and the AFL-CIO," he added.

In a July 2018 hearing, Harris warned that the proposed merger of the Office of Personnel Management into the General Services Administration would "make HR policy for career staff a function of politics."

Harris also lent her name to efforts to put checks on the use of facial recognition technology at properties subsidized by the Department of Housing and Urban Development and boost election funding aid to states.

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