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Hearing examines women’s access to VA health services

Funding for Veterans Affairs health care services for women has increased about 16 percent over the last five years, yet it accounts for less than 1 percent of overall veterans’ health pending.

Air Force finalizes policy on non-deployable airmen

One year after the Department of Defense implemented a new policy for resolving the duties of servicemembers who cannot be deployed, the U.S. Air Force has released its plans on how it will address the growing problem.

Bill would re-establish federal labor-management council

A new bipartisan bill will reinstate advisory panels that promote dialogue and foster partnerships between labor and federal agency management that were disbanded under the Trump administration.

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TSA official: Pipeline security team lacks cybersecurity expertise

The Transportation Security Administration oversees 2.7 million miles of gas pipeline with 5 full-time employees -- none of whom have cyber experience.

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Pay Agent has ‘major’ issues with pay gap methodology

The President’s Pay Agent in its annual report on federal employee salaries and compensation, said it has “major methodological concerns” with how the Federal Salary Council calculates the pay disparity between federal employees and the private sector workers.

Union urges reversal of decision to end Army childcare subsidy

In a letter sent to leaders of the House Armed Services Committee, the International Federation of Professional and Technical Engineer calls the Army’s decision to discontinue a subsidy used to help civilian workers pay for child care, “misguided” and “puzzling.”

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Administration thwarts states’ efforts to help furloughed feds

Eight states have been warned by the Trump Administration about the legalities of providing furloughed federal employees unemployment benefits during the shutdown.

Telework ‘Call for Data’ coming in November

The Office of Personnel Management’s annual call for information about federal agencies teleworking employees and policies will be in early November.

IRS union warmly greets new commissioner

Charles Rettig was confirmed by the Senate on Sept. 13 to become the new commissioner of the Internal Revenue Service and the union representing IRS employees expressed hope for the future under his leadership.

Postal union calls for unity as contract expiration approaches

The largest union representing U.S. Postal Service employees is issuing a new call for labor unity as it pushes for a fair deal for workers as their existing labor contract expires.

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