Federal employees continue to rate their benefits highly, as revealed in the most recent Federal Employee Benefits Survey.
New regulations will allow workers designated essential during the coronavirus outbreak to have their unused leave restored.
Priorities include preserving collective bargaining rights, granting paid family leave.
Feds working in high-risk, citizen-facing jobs who contract COVID-19 are facing a lower bar for workers’ comp approval, thanks to recent changes made by the Department of Labor to the claims process -- and a major union is expressing its approval.
Letting new parents take time off would alleviate coronavirus-related concerns, members stated in a May 8 letter to leadership.
Employees may need to show a “causal relationship” between their workplace and illness to make a claim under the Federal Employees’ Compensation Act, according to the Congressional Research Service.
The coronavirus, has thrown reform plans into a tailspin and exposed gaps in health care for America’s service members and veterans.
The American Federation of Government Employees is asking Congress to ensure worker safety provisions are included in future COVID-19 response legislation.
The Senate last week passed a bill that amends the Veterans Access, Choice and Accountability Act of 2014 to allow a veteran to use local health care when a Department of Veterans Affairs medical facility within 40 miles driving distance does not offer the care the vet requires.
A House panel on May 20 held a hearing to examine possible reforms to the Federal Employees’ Compensation Act (FECA), which many in Congress and the administration alike believe is designed in a way that encourages beneficiaries to stay onboard even when their disability has passed.
Employee groups are throwing their support behind a bill that aims to impose better cost controls on Federal Employees Health Benefits Program prescription drug benefits.
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