Tag Archives: federal employees

Senate, White House Disagree on Work Contractors Can, Cannot Do

Guidance issued in October from the Office of Federal Procurement Policy was intended to clarify and outline “inherently governmental” work set aside for federal employees. A Senate appropriations bill contains a provision that would put that policy into law, according to a report from Federal Computer Week. Contractors would not …

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Lawmaker Wants Smoking Sections Gone from Federal Buildings

Federal employees who smoke may have to find someplace else, other than their workplace, to smoke if one lawmaker’s idea gets traction on Capitol Hill. Last week, Rep. Susan Davis (D-Calif.) introduced the Smoke-Free Federal Buildings Act (H.R. 3382), which would ban smoking inside and 25-feet around all federally-owned buildings …

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OPM Tells Employees to Use Leave Time or Lose It

The Office of Personnel Management notified federal employees Wednesday they have until Nov. 19 to schedule their annual leave or risk losing leave time. Angela Bailey, OPM associate director of employee services, told agency human resources staff in a memo 2011 is an “unusual year” because the end of the …

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