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OPM: Agencies, fed unions must re-examine flawed contracts

The White House has issued a number of executive orders reversing the previous administration’s actions—but one of the more recent ones perhaps will affect feds the most—and federal employee unions are celebrating the move.

Union deal expands childcare subsidy to more NSF employees

A collaboration between a local chapter of largest federal employees union and the National Science Foundation will allow more NSF employees in the nation’s capital to take advantage of valuable child care subsidy.

Mileage reimbursement rates fall for second year

For the second year in a row, federal employees will get less money for their mileage reimbursements.

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OPM wants to limit feds' back pay entitlements

The Office of Personnel Management wants to limit the scope of back payments entitled to federal employees.

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USPS opts out of tax deferral program

The U.S. Postal Service announced this week that it would not be implementing President Trump's controversial payroll tax deferral plan for its employees.

Postal Police union sues USPS management over order

Employee unions that represents postal employees have complained, grieved, sued and otherwise opposed the U.S. Postal Service's management over several controversial—and lawbreaking—actions initiated in recent months by Postmaster General Louis DeJoy and his leadership team.

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OPM nominee spared major criticisms

John Gibbs, the HUD official selected to lead the Office of Personnel Management, wasn't pressed by lawmakers on a history of controversial tweets of conspiracy theories and calling the Democrats the party of Islam.

COVID crisis stretches many fed caregivers

Federal employees who normally serve as caregivers for children or family members at home are coming under especially sharp stress during the era of COVID-19.

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Unions, businesses call Trump’s tax deferral plan unfair, unworkable

President Donald Trump’s executive order deferring tax withholdings will go into effect with federal employees’ second September paycheck, despite condemnation from business and union officials.

Lawmakers, unions join to oppose end to ‘official time’ for EEOC complaints

Federal employee unions -- joined by 185 lawmakers on Capitol Hill -- are clamoring to block the Trump administration from eliminating federal employees’ use of “official time” for managing workplace discrimination complaints.

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