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Current, former employees connected to questionable social media posts

An internal investigation into “disturbing social media activity” among Customs and Border Protection workers has connected 70 current and former employees to a controversial Facebook group.

Court reinstates controversial workforce EOs

A federal court on July 16 reinstated President Donald Trump’s controversial workforce executive orders that aim to make it easier to fire federal workers and restrict their collective bargaining rights.

Federal Benefits Q&A

Question: If I retire on Jan. 3, 2020 (end of pay period one), and I have in excess of 240 hours of annual leave, do I lose the amount accrued over the 240 hours?

WH win on executive orders—but unions fight on

The White House scored a procedural win this month in defending several executive orders currently under challenge by federal employee unions and advocates.

Paid family leave for feds passes in House inches closer to reality

This week, Nathan Abse interviews Jeffrey Wenger, an economist and labor specialist, as well as a senior policy researcher with RAND, about paid family leave at this crucial crossroads.

Political influence is endangering mission at DOJ

Nearly a half-century after rules and practices at the Department of Justice were tightened to prevent political meddling, once again critics in Congress and good-government groups are crying foul at the sheer breadth of outside influence evident on present-day DOJ operations.

OPM encourages telework during heat wave

The Office of Personnel Management released a new memo asking agency leaders to be mindful of the potential dangers of high temperatures being experienced in recent days by employees across the Midwest and the East coast.

Former CBP commander faces 25 years for illegally selling firearms, tax evasion

A California man used his position as a former U.S. Customs and Border Protection official to run an illegal firearm sales business since the late 1990s, and also pleaded guilty to tax evasion and other charges.

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Unions react to court decision on workforce EOs

The White House scored a procedural win this month in defending several executive orders currently under challenge by federal employee unions and advocates.

Bill gives vets a break during bankruptcy proceedings

New legislation that recently passed the House will protect the financial security of veterans who receive disability benefits and may be experiencing financial hardship.

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Agencies encouraged to review, update employee awards plans

The Office of Management and Budget and the Office of Personnel Management have released new guidance on how agencies should reward high performing employees.

Trump's workforce EOs reinstated

A federal court on July 16 reinstated President Donald Trump’s controversial workforce executive orders that aim to make it easier to fire federal workers and restrict their collective bargaining rights.

Proposed rule would change union dues policy

The Federal Labor Relations Authority is seeking public comment on whether it should make changes to how union dues are collected from federal employees.

Report: 70 current, former CBP employees connected to controversial social media group

An internal investigation into “disturbing social media activity” among Customs and Border Protection workers has connected 70 current and former employees to a controversial Facebook group,

Federal Salary Council divided on need for change

Trump appointees to the Federal Salary Council are pushing for more comprehensive changes to the government compensation plans.

Fed paid family leave passes in House

The House Defense authorization bill, which contains a provision that would permit federal employees to move from taking unpaid family leave to taking paid family leave, passed the House of Representatives.

Bill would add CBP staff at ports of entry

Some help might be on the way for CBP as a bill in Congress proposes an additional 240 agriculture specialists.

Study: Political influence is endangering mission at DOJ

Watchdog groups and a member of Congress are raising concerns about too much outside influence on the Justice Department and they have an idea on how to address it.

Paid family leave bill awaits next steps in House

A bill is pending in Congress to provide federal employees with paid family leave for up to 12 weeks.

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