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Administration thwarts states’ efforts to help furloughed feds

Eight states have been warned by the Trump Administration about the legalities of providing furloughed federal employees unemployment benefits during the shutdown.

Telework ‘Call for Data’ coming in November

The Office of Personnel Management’s annual call for information about federal agencies teleworking employees and policies will be in early November.

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.

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.

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.

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Arbitrator: VA wrongfully fired workers

An independent arbitrator has ruled that the Department of Veterans Affairs violated the terms of a union contract when it began firing employees based on provisions in the VA Accountability and Whistleblower Protection Act.

Proposed bill would allow some feds to use marijuana

Some federal employees would legally be allowed to use marijuana without the risk of losing their jobs under a proposed bill.

OSHA investigating mail carrier's death

Federal investigators are now looking into workplace safety concerns at the Postal Service after a California mail carrier was found dead in her mail truck on a day when temperatures reached more than 100 degrees.

A ‘glass ceiling’ exists for women at DOJ

An analysis by the DOJ's Office of Inspector General has found that women are significantly underrepresented at the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms; the Drug Enforcement Administration; and the Federal Bureau of Investigations.

Poll: 13 percent of feds report being threatened, harassed

A recent poll found that 13 percent of federal employees have received threats or harassment as part of their work at a federal agency within the last six months.

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