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DOD pushes ahead with phased reopening

The Defense Department has moved to Phase 2 of its multiphase reopening plan for the Pentagon reservation.

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Safe return to the federal workplace: One expert’s take

Protecting against COVID-19 is about trying to translate new general guidelines into day-to-day workplace practices that work at controlling the virus.

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USDA to move workers out of toxic building

The Department of Agriculture is moving 1,000 Rural Development department employees out of the Goodfellow Federal Complex in St. Louis, Mo., to a new location in the city.

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Successful pandemic-response strategies should continue

Government employees and some lawmakers are hoping to make COVID-driven operational changes, such as teleworking and accelerated hiring processes, last beyond the pandemic.

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Union pushes back on EPA reopening plans

The Environmental Protection Agency is pushing ahead with plans to reopen its Washington, D.C., headquarters office despite broad opposition from its biggest union.

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COVID protections for CBP frontline workers

Fewer migrants entering U.S. has limited Customs and Border Protection staff’s COVID exposure, but more protections for workers are required.

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Some unused leave restored for essential pandemic workers

New regulations will allow workers designated essential during the coronavirus outbreak to have their unused leave restored.

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IC leans on telework as offices slowly reopen

The coronavirus pandemic has pushed workers who are used to top-secret networks home. But as intel agencies begin bringing more personnel back, they'll have to contend with lingering anxieties.

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Lawmakers press BOP on COVID risks from protest deployments

Lawmakers are pressing the Federal Bureau of Prisons for details on the recent mass redeployments of potentially COVID-exposed personnel to help patrol the city street protests that erupted after the police killing of George Floyd.

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Unions urge DHS to protect workers on reopening

As the Department of Homeland Security considers the process of resuming normal operations, unions representing agency employees are calling on agency leadership to ensure that personnel have adequate resources to protect against exposure to COVID-19.

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Connolly calls on IGs to check reopening plans for safety

The Government Ops chairman also wants the Pentagon's watchdog to probe a civilian federal worker's death from COVID-19.

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Union slams WH plans to cut workers’ comp

The plan, laid out in the administration’s 2021 budget proposal -- and included in the draft National Defense Authorization Act -- would hack away at benefits, bringing “steep cuts in workers’ compensation,” AFGE said.

Benefits

Fund offers feds free masks, financial help

Federal employees who have contact with the public in their jobs or who are returning to their workplaces with fellow employees can get, on request, free washable cloth masks to help fight the spread of COVID-19.

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DOD moves to restricted opening

The Pentagon is moving to a restricted Phase One of its reopening plan June 15, the Defense Department announced, with essential personnel returning to headquarters.

Employee Policy

Federal agencies have spent millions on KN95 masks, often without knowing who made them

Government employees at several agencies are relying on KN95 masks that the agencies cannot guarantee offer the most protection. Some agencies have paid little attention to important manufacturing details and been tripped up by shifting regulations.

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OPM looks to its own reopening

As Capitol Region local governments are starting to phase in their own reopening plans, the Office of Personnel Management put out a detailed guide for returning its own employees to the office.

Benefits

Union slams WH plans to cut workers’ comp

As the White House presses on with a plan to cut workers’ comp -- drastically, for many feds, the American Federation of Government Employees is firing back.

Employee Policy

DOD looking for a few good COVID-positive plasma donors

The Defense Department is asking recovered COVID-19 patients to donate their plasma to help patients fighting the virus and support researchers developing an effective treatment.

Employee Policy

Pentagon considers reducing quarantine to 10 days

The Pentagon is considering compressing the COVID-19 quarantine period for personnel from 14 to 10 days, top officials said.

Employee Policy

OPM outlines flexible work schedule options

As agencies reopen, the Office of Personnel Management has some suggestions on how agencies can use flexible work schedules to keep employees safe and help them balance work with caregiving.

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