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Senators Continue Push for More Telework

By on August 3, 2020 in Current Events with 0 Comments
Senators Continue Push for More Telework

More lawmakers are continuing to make their case for keeping federal employees on telework to protect them from the COVID-19 coronavirus.

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Is Telework’s Recent Success Proof That Agencies Should Be Moved Out of Washington?

By on August 3, 2020 in Current Events with 0 Comments

One Senator says that the success of federal employees teleworking during the pandemic is proof that federal agencies don’t need to be in the DC area.

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FedSmith Readers Say They Are Afraid to Return to Work in Their Offices

By on July 31, 2020 in Current Events with 0 Comments
FedSmith Readers Say They Are Afraid to Return to Work in Their Offices

A majority of respondents to our latest survey say it’s too early for federal employees to stop telework and that they do not feel safe returning to the office.

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Lawmakers Weigh Increased Telework as Some Agencies Push Federal Workers Back to the Office

on July 30, 2020 in Current Events with 0 Comments

In addition to concerns about the coronavirus, some lawmakers are pushing telework as a way to save taxpayer money and reduce the government's carbon footprint.

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Lawmakers Want Free Face Masks for All

By on July 30, 2020 in Current Events with 0 Comments
Lawmakers Want Free Face Masks for All

Legislation has been introduced in Congress to mandate government manufacture and distribution of face masks to everyone in the country.

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House Votes to Ban Federal Employees from Using TikTok on Federal Phones

on July 21, 2020 in Current Events with 0 Comments

The House voted as part of a defense spending bill to bar federal employees from downloading the Chinese-owned TikTok app on government-issued phones because of national security concerns.

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Senator Asks Agencies How They Are Protecting Federal Employees When Reopening

By on July 20, 2020 in Current Events with 0 Comments
Senator Asks Agencies How They Are Protecting Federal Employees When Reopening

One Senator is asking agencies for greater transparency in their reopening plans and how they plan to protect federal employees returning to work in the office.

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It’s Wrong to Allow Government Employees to Support BLM While on the Job

on July 20, 2020 in Current Events with 0 Comments

The author says that some of the Office of Special Counsel's decisions about groups federal employees are allowed to support on the job have failed to properly follow the spirit of the Hatch Act.

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Are You Comfortable Returning to Work at the Office?

By on July 17, 2020 in Current Events with 0 Comments
Are You Comfortable Returning to Work at the Office?

Do you feel safe returning to work in the office? Take our survey and share your feedback.

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Former VA Nursing Assistant Pleads Guilty to Murder Charges

on July 15, 2020 in Current Events with 0 Comments

A former nursing assistant pleaded guilty Tuesday to federal murder charges in connection with a string of insulin deaths at the Louis A. Johnson VA Medical Center in West Virginia.

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