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Industry, Workforce

Does the Hatch Act Apply to You? Election Season Do’s and Don’ts

September 26, 2022

Via: Government Executive

With the fall season comes football, pumpkin-flavored everything and Election Day. This year it’s the highly anticipated midterm elections, and federal employees may be tempted to get involved by making political donations, campaigning for a candidate, attending rallies or just […]


Industry, Workforce

Senators Are Floating a Plan to Authorize Local-level Federal Executive Boards

September 22, 2022

Via: Government Executive

Sens. Gary Peters, D-Mich., chair of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, John Cornyn, R-Texas, and Alex Padilla, D-Calif., have introduced a new bill they say would improve collaboration among federal government offices outside the capital by authorizing […]


Industry, Workforce

House passes bill to prevent civil service overhauls without input from Congress

September 19, 2022

Via: FCW

The House on Thursday voted 225-204 to pass legislation barring future presidents from unilaterally stripping federal workers of their civil service protections as former President Trump tried to do with his abortive establishment of Schedule F. Six Republican members voted […]


Health Care, Industry, Workforce

Court rehears fight over vaccine mandate for federal workers

September 13, 2022

Via: Federal News Network

President Joe Biden has the same authority to impose a COVID-19 vaccine requirement on federal workers that private employers have for their employees, an administration lawyer told a federal appeals court Tuesday. A lawyer for opponents of the vaccine requirement, […]


Industry, Workforce

Fewer Americans apply for jobless aid last week

September 8, 2022

Via: Federal News Network

The number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits last week fell to its lowest level since May despite repeated attempts by the Federal Reserve to cool the economy and bring inflation under control. Applications for jobless aid for the week […]


Defense, Industry, Workforce

Google employees at loggerheads with company over defense contract, again

September 2, 2022

Via: CIO

A group of Google employees are yet again speaking out against Google’s defense contracts, this time asking the company to shelve its $1.2 billion Project Nimbus contract for the Israeli government and military. Google partnered with Amazon to bid for […]


Industry, Workforce

Fed is hoping August hiring report will show slowdown

September 2, 2022

Via: Washington's Top News

America’s employers slowed their hiring in August in the face of rising interest rates, high inflation and sluggish consumer spending but still added 315,000 jobs. The government reported Friday that last month’s job gain was down from 526,000 in July […]


Industry, Workforce

A Union is Calling on the VA to Replace Its Chief Negotiator Following Trump-esque Bargaining Demands

August 30, 2022

Via: Government Executive

The American Federation of Government Employees has begun a campaign to pressure Veterans Affairs Secretary Denis McDonough to replace the man in charge of negotiating a new contract with the union over claims of intransigence and adherence to defunct Trump-era […]


Industry, Workforce

California lawmakers approve landmark fast food workers bill

August 29, 2022

Via: Washington's Top News

California lawmakers on Monday approved a nation-leading measure that would give more than a half-million fast food workers more power and protections, over the objections of restaurant owners who warn it would drive up consumers’ costs. The bill will create […]


Industry, Workforce

Lawmaker Pushes for Legislative Branch Employees to Have the Same Rights as Other Feds

August 25, 2022

Via: Government Executive

Congressional staff on Capitol Hill could soon have many of the same rights as federal employees in the executive branch under a new bill that would institute whistleblower and other protections. The 2022 Congress Leads by Example Act (H.R. 8743) […]


Industry, Workforce

IRS initiates safety probe after threats to workers

August 24, 2022

Via: Washington's Top News

Responding to an increasing number of threats born of conspiracy theories that agents were going to aggressively target middle income taxpayers, the Internal Revenue Service announced Tuesday that it was conducting a comprehensive review of safety at its facilities. The […]


Industry, Workforce

Senate prepares to pick up the judicial-pick pace as November looms

August 22, 2022

Via: POLITICO

With most of their biggest legislative priorities accomplished and control of the Senate a toss-up, Democrats are about to dig into territory more closely associated with the GOP: ramping up judicial confirmations. While President Joe Biden has seen more judges […]


Industry, Workforce

Starbucks asks labor board to halt union votes temporarily

August 15, 2022

Via: Washington's Top News

Starbucks is asking the National Labor Relations Board to temporarily suspend all union elections at its U.S. stores after a career employee with the labor board told the company of alleged improper coordination between regional NLRB officials and the union. […]


Industry, Transportation & Infrastructure, Workforce

Rep. Balderson introduces railroad workforce bill

August 2, 2022

Via: Transportation Today

U.S. Rep. Troy Balderson (R-OH) introduced legislation aimed at modernizing railroad employee training on Thursday. The Rail Employee Training Modernization Act would allow potential freight rail employees to complete some training requirements virtually. “This is yet another example of the […]


Industry, Workforce

Dmitry Rogozin has been dismissed as director general of Roscosmos

July 15, 2022

Via: ArsTechnica

The Kremlin has made it official in a short communique—Dmitry Rogozin is out as director general of the country’s state-owned space corporation, Roscosmos. The decree is effective immediately. Former Deputy Prime Minister Yuri Borisov will replace Rogozin. The moves come […]


Industry, Workforce

Federal Employee Morale is Falling, and One Group Thinks the Slow Appointments Process Is to Blame

July 13, 2022

Via: Government Executive

A good government group on Wednesday released its annual analysis of the Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey, finding that across government, employee engagement and satisfaction fell 4.5 points from 2020 to 2021. Unlike the Office of Personnel Management, which pointed to […]


Defense, Industry, Workforce

Ukraine gets $1.7B in fresh aid to pay health care workers

July 12, 2022

Via: Washington's Top News

Ukraine is getting an additional $1.7 billion in assistance from the U.S. government and the World Bank to pay the salaries of its beleaguered health care workers and provide other essential services. The money coming Tuesday from the U.S. Agency […]


Industry, Workforce

White House Updates Acquisition, Business of Government Priorities

July 12, 2022

Via: Nextgov

The White House filled in some of the blanks on the President’s Management Agenda last Friday with an update on flexing federal procurement muscles to advance administration priorities like addressing climate change. “We can harness this collective power and make […]


Industry, Workforce

How Congress is forcing agencies to confront telework, and those public service student loans

June 24, 2022

Via: Federal News Network

At least some members of Congress are pushing for telework to become a big and permanent feature of federal employment. The latest gambit is a bill that requires agencies to gather statistics about telework and prevent them from restricting it. […]


Industry, Workforce

Labor shortage compounds federal firefighters’ staffing woes

June 22, 2022

Via: Washington's Top News

Firefighter groups are applauding the Biden administration’s steps to raise pay but warn that the temporary wage hikes won’t be enough to combat staffing problems, as federal agencies compete with local fire departments and big box stores in a tight […]