The department and union officials have until Dec. 15 to reach accord before an independent panel imposes terms for a new collective bargaining agreement.
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Nearly 350,000 feds could be sent home without pay come Dec. 21.
Lawmakers continue to negotiate how to include a 1.9 percent increase for civilian employees in a shutdown-averting bill.
A primer for feds planning end-of-year vacations.
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Top diversity official calls the move a "shock to many" that was "hard for me as well."
The Office of Personnel Management has managed to keep the claims backlog in check, despite the increase. Separately, OPM clarifies hiring preference for Gold Star fathers.
Advice for procrastinators on evaluating your health insurance options.
Legislation from Rep. Jody Hice, R-Ga., seeks to cut the retirement benefits of some federal workers who use official time.