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

July 30, 2020 10:33 AM

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

July 30, 2020 8:50 AM
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

July 21, 2020 1:12 PM

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

July 20, 2020 1:14 PM

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

July 20, 2020 12:12 PM

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?

July 17, 2020 8:31 AM , Updated July 31, 2020 1:05 PM
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

July 15, 2020 8:31 AM

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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Legislation Would Require Federal Employees to Wear Masks in Agency Facilities

July 14, 2020 2:16 PM

Legislation has been introduced that would require all individuals, including federal employees, to wear masks inside of federally owned facilities.

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Administration Pushes For Senate to Move on MSPB Chair Nomination

July 10, 2020 2:16 PM

The administration is ramping up its push for the Senate to confirm Dennis Kirk, President Trump’s nominee to lead the Merit Systems Protection Board.

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Not Yet: Senators Say Federal Employees Shouldn’t Return to Work in Their Offices

July 9, 2020 4:43 PM , Updated August 7, 2020 3:32 PM
Not Yet: Senators Say Federal Employees Shouldn’t Return to Work in Their Offices

Four Senators said that OMB and OPM are putting federal employees in jeopardy by asking them to return to work in their offices now.

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