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NTEU urges Congress to provide paid parental leave for feds

National Treasury Employees Union President Tony Reardon testified this week at a subcommittee hearing examining paid parental leave, where he expressed to lawmakers the importance of providing the benefit to federal employees.

Congresswoman introduces paid parental leave bill...again

After a similar bill she introduced last year died in committee, Rep. Barbara Comstock (R-Va.) again is calling for paid parental leave for federal employees.

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Unions denounce Janus, vow to fight on

The Supreme Court's Janus decision has drawn condemnation from labor unions but their leadership vows to fight on.

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NTEU: Congress must vet WH plan to reorganize government

The National Treasury Employees Union is confronting the White House by challenging the direction of the administration's proposal to reorganize the government.

Lawmakers urge OPM's Pon not move forward with proposed cuts to fed benefits

A group of 26 lawmakers is urging Office of Personnel Management Director Jeff Pon not to make the cuts to federal employee retirement benefits he proposed last month.

Air Force extends number of parental leave days

The U.S. Air Force has announced that it will be adding more days for parents to stay home after the adoption or birth of a child.

Trump signs VA MISSION Act into law

President Trump on June 6 signed into law legislation that will eventually replace the Veterans Choice Program while streamlining Veterans Affairs’ community care programs to ensure veterans receive efficient, timely and quality care.

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New bill supports medical marijuana research for vets

House lawmakers this week advanced a bill that would push the Department of Veterans Affairs to do more research into the safety and effectiveness of medical marijuana.

FEHB will offer more plan options

The Office of Personnel Management has announced that the Federal Employee Health Benefits Plan can now offer more insurance plan options.

IG: OPM needs contingency plan for FLTCIP

After steep increases to Federal Long Term Care Insurance Program premiums that alarmed federal lawmakers several years ago, the Office of Personnel Management still does not have a plan in place to make sure such increases don't happen again.

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