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TVA outsources IT jobs

The Tennessee Valley Authority told 62 employees in its information technology workforce that they would be out of a job in 90 days as part of plan to outsource tech to contractors and managed services.

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AFGE urges Congress to include labor priorities in defense appropriations bill

Priorities include preserving collective bargaining rights, granting paid family leave.

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Feds across multiple agencies pressed into DOJ’s protest crackdown

Federal employees in law enforcement and investigative agencies are being pulled into management of national protests following the police detention and killing of George Floyd.

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TSA, FDIC to offer early retirement options

The Transportation Security Administration and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation plan to offer early retirement options to eligible employees.

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Union slams WH plans to cut workers’ comp

As the White House presses on with a plan to cut workers’ comp -- drastically, for many feds, the American Federation of Government Employees is firing back.

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OPM looks to its own reopening

As Capitol Region local governments are starting to phase in their own reopening plans, the Office of Personnel Management put out a detailed guide for returning its own employees to the office.

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EEOC taking more comments on ‘official time’

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission is reopening the comment period for the proposed rule on clarifying the use of official time for federal employees representing their co-workers in an equal employment opportunity matters.

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Funding shortfall may force USCIS furloughs

The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services is facing a funding shortfall that could force the agency to furlough nearly 11,000 employees in July.

Pentagon's 5-phase plan for reopening

The Defense Department is planning to shift from pandemic footing to more normal operations, and it is using White House-issued criteria to determine when restrictions will be lifted.

VA benefits backlog climbs as pandemic drags on

The backlog of initial claims for benefits by veterans has been spiking in recent weeks, after holding steady amid the 100% telework posture of the Veterans Benefits Administration.

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Civil service in a pandemic: Feds are the tip of the spear against COVID-19, but morale lags

Nathan Abse interviews Kenneth Warren, a professor of political science and public administration at Saint Louis University and an expert on the federal civil service, about the responsibilities of public service leadership.

Feds contracting COVID-19 in high-risk jobs are cleared for workers’ comp

Feds working in high-risk, citizen-facing jobs who contract COVID-19 are facing a lower bar for workers’ comp approval, thanks to recent changes made by the Department of Labor to the claims process.

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Pentagon considers reducing quarantine to 10 days

The Pentagon is considering compressing the COVID-19 quarantine period for personnel from 14 to 10 days, top officials said.

Put speculation aside, strap on your mask and look forward

When a friend told me, “What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger,” I knew it wasn’t original, but I embraced it. Still do.

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DOD looking for a few good COVID-positive plasma donors

The Defense Department is asking recovered COVID-19 patients to donate their plasma to help patients fighting the virus and support researchers developing an effective treatment.

As numbers of agency HR employees declined, workloads rose, MSPB says

According to the Merit Systems Protection Board, federal agencies' human resources departments have struggled to recover since a major downsizing campaign in the 1990s.

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GAO: Whistleblowers fired far more often than other feds

A new GAO report found whistleblowers were terminated at far higher rates than federal workers governmentwide -- regardless of whether the employee was permanent or probationary.

OPM outlines flexible work schedule options

As agencies reopen, the Office of Personnel Management has some suggestions on how agencies can use flexible work schedules to keep employees safe and help them balance work with caregiving.