• OPM outlines flexible work schedule options

    As agencies reopen, the Office of Personnel Management has some suggestions on how agencies can use flexible work schedules to keep employees safe and help them balance work with caregiving.

  • Feds in high-risk jobs contracting COVID-19 cleared for workers’ comp

    Feds working in high-risk, citizen-facing jobs who contract COVID-19 are facing a lower bar for workers’ comp approval, thanks to recent changes made by the Department of Labor to the claims process -- and a major union is expressing its approval.

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    FLRA extends delay on SSA judges' contract

    The reversal pauses of the implementation of a new contract while a lawsuit against a subcomponent of the Federal Labor Relations Authority plays out.

  • Pentagon (DoD photo by Master Sgt. Ken Hammond, U.S. Air Force)

    DOD's 5-phase plan for reopening

    The Defense Department is planning to shift from pandemic footing to more normal operations, and is using White House issued criteria on declines in reported symptoms, declines in new cases and hospital access to determine when restrictions will be lifted.

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    Lawmakers aim to limit president’s removal of IGs

    The Inspector General Independence Act would require the White House to notify Congress of any firings of IGs and only allow an IG to be removed for one of 10 documented reasons such as neglect of duty, malfeasance, permanent incapacity and abuse of power.

  • contagious workets (Huza Studio/Shutterstock.com)

    Agencies’ inconsistent approach to reopening worries feds

    Attendance demands often aren’t matched by measures to ensure employees’ safety.

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    Pandemic upends agency continuity plans

    Agencies are rethinking how they should plan for isolated employees working remotely for extended periods of time.

  • DOD temperature check (Photo By: Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Marquis Whitehead)

    DOD issues guidance on resuming routine activities

    Defense Secretary Mark Esper issued five-step guidance to local commanders who want to reduce health protection condition levels and resume normal and routine activities.

  • Feds’ return to workplace will be staggered

    Calls for return-to-work, at the usual worksites, will occur over several weeks on a “mission needs” basis,

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