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Report: $2T COVID-19 relief law will help feds at work, and at home

The latest emergency coronavirus measure—promising $2 trillion in added federal spending and direct injection of dollars into the economy—offers specific help and workplace safeguards targeted directly at federal employees and retirees. The bill passed Friday and was sent to President Trump for a promised signature.

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Cabaniss confirmed to lead OPM

The former head of the Federal Labor Relations Authority was approved to take over the top human resources job in government, ending almost a year of acting leadership.

Maryland lawmaker: OPM-GSA merger will not happen

House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) said the administration’s controversial plan to merge the Office of Personnel Management with the General Services Administration “is simply ‘not going to happen.

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CBO says no sequestration needed for FY 2019

Although the Office of Management and Budget makes the final decision on whether federal agencies will face a sequestration, the Congressional Budget Office has determined that such cuts will not be needed for the end of fiscal year 2019.

New bill would require agencies to track how well they provide services to the public

This week, Nathan Abse interviewed Kristine Simmons, Partnership for Public Services's vice president for government relations, about the Federal Agency Customer Experience Act of 2019.

Senator’s ‘Stop Improper Federal Bonuses Act’ bill advances

A Senate oversight committee has advanced a bill that would prohibit federal agencies from giving bonuses to employees who have committed major infractions under an agency’s code of conduct.

Some agencies, workers still feeling effects of shutdown

Six months after the end of the federal government's longest partial shutdown, some federal employees, agencies and government contractors are still feeling its effects.

Report: Challenging recent workforce EOs decision could take months, years

Labor leaders are expected in coming weeks to ask for a review of the decision by a federal appeals court to reinstate President Trump’s controversial workforce executive orders that weaken feds’ collective bargaining rights, but such requests are rarely granted and the examinations could take several years,

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.

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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