The national union alleges that "thousands of feds" likely exposed to the coronavirus that causes COVID-19 while on the job.
In response to the growing concern over the COVID-19 pandemic, the Internal Revenue Service has updated its telework guidance to extend it to nearly all employees.
The latest emergency coronavirus measure—promising $2 Trillion in added federal spending and direct injection of dollars into the economy—offers specific help and workplace safeguards targeted directly at federal employees and retirees. The bill passed Friday and was sent to President Trump for a promised signature.
The order would mandate telework for all eligible employees regardless of their prior arrangements.
Nathan Abse recently interviewed an attorney, whose firm specializes in the laws and practices governing federal employment, Greg T. Rinckey of Tully Rinckey Law, about the risks federal employees take working on the frontlines of the coronavirus pandemic.
As many companies providing fingerprint services across the country are temporarily closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Office of Personnel Management has loosened its background check rules in order to continue to hiring new employees.
A Transportation Security Officer’s painful and troubling experience in trying to get diagnosed—and then treated—for COVID-19 reveals a terrifying need for quick changes, in both government policy and medical practice regarding management of the ongoing pandemic.
Swearing-in for feds along with certain document submission can be done remotely, advises the Office of Personnel Management.
The Pentagon is asking for "maximum telework flexibilities" extended to DOD service members and civilian employees also be made available to contractors when possible.
The Take Responsibility for Workers and Families Act offered by House Democrats expands telework, grants hazard pay to certain front line workers and would overturn a number of Trump administration workforce policies.
The novel coronavirus, also called COVID-19 virus, quickly has overrun our daily lives, escalating into the tens of thousands dead and leaving the world’s health systems reeling and economies paralyzed. But, now, there’s a war on to slow the toll—and feds are stepping up to the challenge.
DOJ asks state AGs to ensure that mission-critical personnel can perform official duties despite local lockdowns.
The Academy expects to have complete study by March 2021.
Temporary appointment authority is in effect until March 2021 or public emergency is declared over.
Deputy Director for Management Margaret Weichert said OMB has been leading federal agencies in how to respond to employee questions operating status, telework and taking weather and safety leave.
The Federal Labor Relations Authority is officially seeking public comment on a rule that would make it easier for federal employees to stop paying their union dues.
In an effort to slow the spread of COVID-19, while also ensuring that government operations continue, the administration is asking all agency leaders to reduce face-to-face interactions, especially at offices that serve vulnerable populations.
Teleworking should be seen as an essential protection for mission-critical work, lawmakers say.
Deputy director Michael Rigas will lead OPM on an acting basis, a spokesperson said. The resignation appears linked to friction with White House personnel officials.