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Reciprocity problems remain for security clearances

Current security clearance policies limit the movement of talent from one agency to another across the federal government, hurting efficiency.

White House hammers away at federal unions

Actions at EPA and the National Park Service continue the Trump administration's efforts to undermine the power of the federal employee unions.

Higher minimum wage would bring mixed bag

A Congressional Budget Office report says a higher federal minimum wage would help some workers but others may lose their jobs.

Union welcomes supplemental CBP funding

The National Treasury Employees Union is praising Congress for passing the emergency funding for Customs and Border Protection that includes funds for overtime pay.

Feds win standing to sue over OPM breach

The U.S. Court of Appeals has ruled that federal employees can sue the government for compensation for data breaches due to the government's failure to take adequate preventative measures.

Report: Most USDA employees slated to be relocated will decline

Most Department of Agriculture employees slated to be relocated to the Midwest will decline, according to a staff tally conducted by the Economic Research Service.

CBP hiring bill advances in the Senate

Bipartisan legislation that aims to strengthen border security and address law enforcement shortages at ports of entry has advanced in the Senate.

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Lack of approval of planned OPM-GSA merger could lead to layoffs, furloughs

If Congress fails to approve the controversial planned merger of the Office of Personnel Management with the General Services Administration, more than 100 employees could be furloughed or laid off.

Some D.C.-area agencies not complying with OPM’s telework guidance for Metrorail project

Despite the Office of Personnel Management’s efforts to encourage telework for federal employees affected by an upcoming project on the Washington, D.C. Metrorail system, some agencies have been reluctant to grant such flexibility.

Union pushes back against plan to downsize Forest Service program

A major fed employee union is pushing back against a cabinet-level decision to wind down a Job Corps program.

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