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New NSF policy addresses workplace harassment

The National Science Foundation is taking steps to ensure that its employees are protected from harassment and inappropriate conduct and relationships in the workplace.

Measure aims to prevent privatizing USPS

A bipartisan piece of legislation has been introduced by lawmakers in an attempts to thwart President Trump’s plans to privatize the U.S. Postal Service.

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Another shutdown averted

The Senate this week has passed a $854 billion spending bill that funds the federal government through early December and avoids another government shutdown.

Expert: WH cancellation of fed pay raise a ‘burden for feds’

The White House cancellation of a federal pay raise furthers the president's rhetoric but also damages the workforce implementing his agenda.

Poll: Public approval of unions hits 15-year high

Labor organizations are enjoying their highest popularity in over a decade with the American public, according to a recent public opinion poll.

Federal Benefits Q&A

Upon reviewing all line items in my E&L statement for PP #14, the year to date amounts are consistently 16x the "This P/P" amounts (not 14x, as I would expect). My pay has been constant ever since the COLA back in January. What gives? And more importantly, how can I project what my W-2 will report as my 2018 income and withholdings?

GAO reports on 2017 data breach

The Government Accountability Office has released a new report on the massive 2017 data breach at the credit agency Equifax, along with an overview of federal agency responses to the event.

Ten Life Insurance Mistakes Federal Employees Should Avoid - Part II

Many federal employees have a need for life insurance. This is the second of two “Informed Investor” columns this month presenting the 10 life insurance mistakes that federal employees should avoid. The first column in September discussed five of the mistakes that employees make with their life insurance coverage. This column discusses the remaining five mistakes.

More automation coming, but how fast?

Hundreds of thousands of federal jobs could become automated over the next several years—at least according to some agency leaders, and experts who are speaking out on the need for government employers to urgently prepare to retrain and re-skill affected workers.

VA official accused of illegal recording

A federal employee union accused the Department Veterans Affairs of illegally recording union negotiators’ private conversations at a meeting in late August.

White House: Shutdown is possible

President Trump continues to dangle the possibility of a government shutdown.

APWU: Contract talks on, unity needed

The largest union for U.S. Postal Service employees is calling for unity as it pushes for a new labor deal.

NTEU: HHS must return to negotiations

The National Treasury Employees Union is trying to negotiate a new contract for its members employed by the Department of Health and Human Services—and the union recently gained some help from two members of Congress

Time to turn back the clock

Remembering a different time and how business was done and deals were made.

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Florence: Thousands of feds help in the Carolinas

Hurricane Florence was downgraded soon after hitting shore--but even days afterward the powerful, slow-moving storm continued to kill and destroy property across a vast wind- and flood-damaged area.

IRS union warmly greets new commissioner

Charles Rettig was confirmed by the Senate on Sept. 13 to become the new commissioner of the Internal Revenue Service and the union representing IRS employees expressed hope for the future under his leadership.

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Report: Shutdown less likely, prospects for 1.9% raise look better

Members of the House and Senate working to hash out a compromise on much-discussed “minibus” spending bills to keep the federal government going are making progress, according to a recent report.

Postal union calls for unity as contract expiration approaches

The largest union representing U.S. Postal Service employees is issuing a new call for labor unity as it pushes for a fair deal for workers as their existing labor contract expires.

Feds face being 'automated' out of a job

Hundreds of thousands of federal face the prospect of being automated in the very near future and some experts are urging government employers to retrain and re-skill affected workers.

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