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Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority names Randy Clarke as general manager, CEO

May 12, 2022

Via: Transportation Today

The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) Board Of Directors recently named Randy Clarke as the agency’s next general manager and CEO. “With the current challenges facing Metro, we knew we needed to find an accomplished and innovative executive who […]


Industry, Workforce

House advances bill to boost pay, benefits system for TSA employees

May 12, 2022

Via: Federal News Network

A perennial effort to increase pay and benefits for Transportation Security Administration employees took a major step forward this week after the House passed the Rights for the TSA Workforce Act of 2022 on Thursday. The bill would bring 60,000 […]


Industry, Workforce

Prominent Apple staffers write letters to management, resign over office return

May 10, 2022

Via: ArsTechnica

Apple’s efforts to return its workers to the office are facing continuing resistance from an organized group of employees, and at least one prominent resignation has taken place over the issue. The Verge reporter Zoë Schiffer tweeted on Saturday that […]


Industry, Workforce

House gives green light to staffer unionization

May 10, 2022

Via: POLITICO

The House voted Tuesday to allow close to 10,000 of its employees to bargain collectively and form unions, the biggest expansion of congressional staffer rights in three decades. The move comes amid a swelling tidal wave of grievances from staff, […]


Industry, Workforce

House of Representatives set to raise minimum salary for staffers

May 9, 2022

Via: Federal News Network

The House of Representatives is trying to recruit more diverse and high-quality candidates, and get them to stay there. In an effort to open doors to more underserved communities, the House is raising its minimum annual staff salary to $45,000. […]


Industry, Workforce

US added 428,000 jobs in April despite surging inflation

May 6, 2022

Via: Federal News Network

For the past year, America’s job market has run like a well-engineered machine, adding an impressive average of 540,000 workers a month despite a punishing inflation rate, Russia’s ruinous war against Ukraine, a still-risky pandemic, jittery financial markets and the […]


Industry, Workforce

Millions of Tax Returns Are Currently Delayed Due to IRS Staff Shortages

May 5, 2022

Via: Government Executive

The Internal Revenue Service is failing to process millions of tax refunds in a timely manner due to staffing shortages, as it continues to struggle to bring on desperately needed employees, according to the agency’s inspector general. As of mid-March, […]


Industry, Workforce

VA hired 59,000 employees this fiscal year, but still struggles with workforce shortages

May 4, 2022

Via: Federal News Network

The Department of Veterans Affairs hired thousands of health care employees through a streamlined hiring process since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. The agency, however, is now limited to using the ongoing hiring authority for a small subsection of […]


Industry, Workforce

Members of Congress hoping to secure higher pay raise for federal employees next year

April 29, 2022

Via: Federal News Network

Members of Congress are pushing for a 5.1% pay raise for federal workers next year. The increase aligns with the House’s Federal Adjustment of Income Rates, or “FAIR” Act. In a letter to the House Committee on Appropriations, 62 representatives […]


Industry, Workforce

US jobless claims rise but remain near a half-century low

April 14, 2022

Via: Federal News Network

The number of people seeking unemployment benefits ticked up last week but remained at a historically low level, reflecting a robust U.S. labor market with near record-high job openings and few layoffs. Jobless claims rose by 18,000 to 185,000, the […]