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The USPS Begins Initiatives For Protecting Its Workers From The Coronavirus

The USPS has began starting initiatives for protecting its workers from being infected by coronavirus, including the use of widespread testing and temperature readings at pivotal postal facilities.
The agency has taken a huge blow due to the pandemic, with over 2400 workers presumed or testing positive for the infection. Over 17,000 employees have also had to be quarantined due to potential exposure, which is around 3% of the organization’s 630,000-strong workforce. Over 70% of these workers are now fit […]

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What Happens to My Retirement If I Resign?

Are you wondering about the effect of your retirement savings if you resign now? There are three retirement scenarios that you could possibly be looking at. Let’s look at what benefits you are eligible to qualify for if you turn in your resignation letter at various levels and ages of service.
If You Resign Before Reaching Your Minimum Retirement Age
Let’s assume you are not disabled, eligible for discontinued service retirement, or being approved for discharge under VERA, it all comes […]

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NASA Executive Resigns Days Before 1st Astronaut Launch in Years

NASA’s human exploration department boss resigned just a few days before the organization’s first astronaut mission in over 10 years from the Kennedy Space Center, was set to launch.
NASA notified its workers of this news on Tuesday morning.
Douglas Loverro joined NASA in October 2019. He was a former Defence Department and National Reconnaissance Office manager who specialized in important space security issues for over 3 decades. The resignation is effective from Monday.
Bob Jacobs, NASA’s official spokesman, announced that Loverro […]

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VA Patient Deaths Rise, Coronavirus Cases Fall as Department Eyes Return to Normal Operations

COVID-19 deaths at VA hospitals across America is still increasing though the active case count is on a steady fall, as data released by the federal administration on Wednesday. Over 30 employees and 1,082 VA patients died due to coronavirus complications in the 3 months. The current patient death toll rose almost 14% during the last week alone and has doubled since May. Three VA sites near or in New York City – East Orange, N.J, Brooklyn, and the […]

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Giving Names of His Cabinet Members Before the Election Could Hurt Biden’s Chances

As the United States awaits who Joe Biden will pick as his veep, the presumptive Democratic nominee surprised a lot of people when he said that his Cabinet members may also be chosen and announced before the election. This move comes with its own pros and cons.
Typically, Presidential candidates delay naming the people for their Cabinet until they win the election. They do give hints sometimes even though most campaigns do not do so since it might show overconfidence […]

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Employees Give Lukewarm Response over Appointment of New US Postmaster General

The USPS governing board chose Louise DeJoy to be its next Postmaster General. He is an outspoken Trump supporter. He also has decades worth of valuable experience from his time spent working in the logistics industry.
DeJoy will be the 75th US Postmaster General with his term beginning on June 15 and will succeed Megan Brennan. He previously worked alongside the US Postal Service as New Breed Logistics’ CEO, which is a firm that offers transportation and supply chain support […]

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Congress Legislation Wants to Protect Unused PTO of Federal Employees During COVID-19 Pandemic

A legislative bill has been introduced in the House that is trying to ensure that federal workers who were not able to use their paid days off this year and, as a result, exceeded the prescribed annual limits for the leave period that could be carried over to the next year, wouldn’t have to give up their unused paid leave.
The Federal Frontline Worker Leave Protection Act (H.R. 6733) was introduced by Rep. Wexton along with Rep. Del. Eleanor Norton, […]

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How to Hurt Your TSP During a Pandemic

The stock market crash over the last month has scared many Thrift Savings Plan investors, who are worried about their investments evaporating into thin air due to the latest global crisis.
Kim Weaver, TSP’s external affairs director, states that inter-fund transfers were experiencing a dramatic surge. This was limited to merely 5% of their total participants, she said. Over 95% of all participants had chosen to do nothing. She stated that the TSP’s current priority was to remind people of […]

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Postal Workers Increasingly Concerned the Agency Isn’t Protecting Them From Coronavirus

US Postal Service workers are urging the government to take more measures to protect them from the current coronavirus epidemic. They remain vulnerable and unprotected against the infection due to the lack of basic health supplies.
The USPS confirmed on Thursday that over 85 of its employees had been diagnosed with COVID-19. The number of cases nearly doubled in just 3 days. A New York City letter carrier, aged 50, also passed away after being infected by the virus. Although […]

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OMB Providing Contractor Guidance to Agencies

The Deputy Director of Management at the OMB, Margaret Weichert, met in a meeting on Friday with agency heads where she encouraged them to work together with contractors to increase telework access & provide greater flexibility in project deadlines. The guidance encourages the agencies to take advantage of special emergency procurement authorities.
The Professional Services Council this past week, wrote a letter to the OMB director Russell Vought in which they made a point for increasing telework opportunities for federal […]

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