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Lia Russell

Lia Russell is a former staff writer and associate editor at FCW.
Defense Systems

House-passed NDAA expands paid leave benefit to excluded feds

Title 38 employees, such as workers at the Transportation Security Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs, and Federal Aviation Administration were not included in the bill that established the benefit.

Defense Systems

White House pulls oversight officials in DOD, intel agencies

The White House removed an official designated to provide oversight to the $2 trillion rescue and relief fund and nominated a raft of new appointees to handle oversight chores at multiple agencies.

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Union warns of coronavirus exposure in VA facilities

The American Federation of Government Employees filed complaints with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration about alleged violations of safety standards.

Defense Systems

DOD stresses telework, social distancing in COVID-19 guidance

Civilian employees at the Defense Department are urged to telework, teleconference and use leave when necessary while other agencies are formulating their own workforce policy responses.

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White House advances policy that could block DOD unions

The delegation of authority is the first step in a plan that could lead to the elimination of unions at civilian defense agencies.

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Air Force touts Digital U tech reskilling effort

Micro-credentialing and new data projects are being used to reward airmen, the Air Force's deputy CIO says.

Defense Systems

White House looks to curtail DOD worker unions

A recent White House memo authorized a new policy to let the defense secretary roll back collective bargaining among civilian workers at the Department of Defense.