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Arbitrator supports AFGE VA Council’s official time grievance

Finding that the Department of Veterans Affairs improperly denied union representatives official time, the arbitrator ordered the VA to award union reps back pay with interest and restore the leave time they spent performing their duties.

House Dems call for retroactive paid parental leave, retaining unused leave

Democratic House members are asking for the 12-weeks of paid leave to apply to all federal workers who give birth to, foster, or adopt a child between Dec. 20, 2019, and Oct. 1, 2020.

House Dems call for retroactive paid parental leave

Letting new parents take time off would alleviate coronavirus-related concerns, members stated in a May 8 letter to leadership.

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Rep. proposes feds keep leave that went unused due to pandemic

A bill from Rep. Jennifer Wexton (D-Va.) would make sure that feds won't forfeit unused annual leave.

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NFFE: Forest Service staff routinely denied COVID-19 administrative leave

The union representing most Forest Service employees is hitting back against the Department of Agriculture for its pattern of denying reasonable requests for administrative leave during the current COVID-19 crisis.

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OPM puts hazard pay for COVID-19 on the table

Government employees who are considered essential frontline workers could receive extra pay during the coronavirus pandemic, according to new guidance from the Office of Personnel Management.

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Feds, union sue for hazard pay

The national union alleges that "thousands of feds" likely exposed to the coronavirus that causes COVID-19 while on the job.

Bill that aims to correct VA pay cap passes Senate

The Senate recently passed a measure that will create a fix to a law that erroneously capped the pay for Senior Executive Service workers at the Veterans Health Administration.

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Trump announces 2020 raise in fed, locality pay

President Trump has announced that he will reverse the planned pay freeze for federal employees, and instead will implement a 2.6 percent governmentwide pay increase.

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.