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New SBA union contract emphasizes flexible work policies

The Small Business Administration and the American Federation of Government Employees inked a new three-year deal Thursday, extending a number of flexible workplace policies to more than 2,000 federal employees. Among the new benefits are streamlined telework privileges and the ability for employees to opt in to a four-day work-week with expanded hours each day.

Tags: telework , SBA , J.David Cox , AFGE , workforce , Jack Moore

Thursday - 01/31/2013, 06:54pm EST

Would barring ban on layoffs save Postal Service?

Facing declining revenue from mail delivery, Postal Service seeks way out of fiscal crisis, including legislation that would ban requirements that bar layoffs in union contracts.

Tags: budget , Legal Loop , Federal Drive , Debra Roth , USPS

Thursday - 11/17/2011, 11:27am EST
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Postal workers ratify contract with 3.5 percent raise

Members of the U.S. Postal Service's largest union voted Thursday to accept a new contract that includes a 3.5 percent raise and cost-of-living adjustments over four years.

Tags: USPS , APWU , Cliff Guffey , pay and benefits , pay raise , COLA , health contributions , Jolie Lee , Patrick Donahoe

Thursday - 05/12/2011, 12:45pm EDT

SSA getting caught up in budget unrest

AFGE plans to protest on Wednesday the possible spending cuts to the Social Security Administration in more than 20 states. SSA Commission Astrue tried to alleviate spending concerns with an e-mail to employees. Meanwhile, SSA and AFGE are negotiating a new contract.

Tags: management , pay and benefits , Michael Astrue , SSA , AFGE , Witold Skwierczynski , government shutdown , House Ways and Means Committee , continuing resolution , Jason Miller

Monday - 02/28/2011, 04:42pm EST