Tag: Coronavirus

Senators Continue Push for More Telework

August 3, 2020 4:17 PM
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?

August 3, 2020 7:03 AM

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

July 31, 2020 12:47 PM , Updated August 12, 2020 8:56 AM
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 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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Treasury Makes $10 Billion Loan Available to Postal Service as Part of Coronavirus Relief

July 29, 2020 11:22 AM

The U.S. Treasury said on Wednesday it has reached a deal with U.S. Postal Service on the conditions of a loan of up to $10 billion that was included in recent coronavirus relief legislation.

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TSP Update: Coronavirus Loans and F Fund Ahead in 2020

July 29, 2020 9:23 AM , Updated August 28, 2020 7:22 AM
TSP Update: Coronavirus Loans and F Fund Ahead in 2020

Here are the results of the CARES Act project for the TSP and where participants moved their investments in June.

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Lawsuit Seeking Hazard Pay for Federal Employees Over Coronavirus Gets New Plaintiffs

July 23, 2020 11:58 AM
Lawsuit Seeking Hazard Pay for Federal Employees Over Coronavirus Gets New Plaintiffs

A lawsuit seeking hazard pay for federal employees exposed to the coronavirus has been amended to add new plaintiffs.

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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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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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Bill Would Require TSA to Check Passengers’ Temperatures

July 16, 2020 3:56 PM

Legislation has been introduced that would require the TSA to conduct a pilot program to check passengers’ temperatures at airports.

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