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  • U.S. Department of Labor issues Guidance alerting Employers to frequently cited Standards related to COVID-19 Inspections

    U.S. Department of Labor issues Guidance alerting Employers to frequently cited Standards related to COVID-19 Inspections| site |


    (November 7, 2020) - - Today the U.S. Department of Labor published the following information:

    WASHINGTON, DC – The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has issued guidance and an accompanying one-pager to help employers understand which standards are most frequently cited during coronavirus-related inspections. OSHA based these documents on data from citations issued, many of which were the result of complaints, referrals and fatalities in industries such as hospitals and healthcare, nursing homes and long-term care facilities, and meat/poultry processing plants.

    The one-pager and guidance document provide available resources that address the most frequently cited standards, including Respiratory Protection, Recording and Reporting Occupational Injuries and Illnesses,
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  • AFL-CIO Announces a Target Date Fund Series for the Labor Movement

    AFL-CIO Announces a Target Date Fund Series for the Labor Movement

    AFL-CIO Announces a Target Date Fund Series for the Labor Movement| site |


    AFL-CIO says Innovative Partnership with Wilmington Trust, BNY Mellon and PGIM Fixed Income Will Bring Low-Cost Product to Market


    (October 15, 2020) - - Today, October 15, 2020, the AFL-CIO published the following information:

    Washington, D.C.—The AFL-CIO, the nation’s largest federation of labor unions, consisting of 56 affiliate unions representing some 12.5 million working people, today announced its partnership with three major financial institutions—Wilmington Trust, BNY Mellon and PGIM Fixed Income—to launch an innovative target date fund suite specifically suited for defined contribution plans. Target date funds provide a diversified investment mix based on an investor’s age and expected retirement date, shifting from higher equity exposure to higher fixed income exposure throughout an investor’s working life. With more than three-quarters...
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  • OPM Launches the Presidential Management Fellows Class of 2021 Application

    OPM Launches the Presidential Management Fellows Class of 2021 Application

    OPM Launches the Presidential Management Fellows (PMF) Class of 2021 Application | site |



    (September 30, 2020) - - Today, September 30, 2020, the U.S. Office of Personnel Management published the following information:

    WASHINGTON, DCThe U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) has opened applications for the Presidential Management Fellows (PMF) Program Class of 2021. The program, now in its 43rd year, has provided a pathway to the Federal service for more than 10,000 individuals.


    Applications for the program will run until Wednesday, October 14 at Noon (Eastern). To learn more about the application process, visit the “Become a PMF” section of the PMF website.

    Subject Matter Expert Availability:

    Arianne Gallagher, Director, Presidential Management Fellows Program

    Please contact [email protected] for comment.

    Background:

    The Presidential Management Fellows Program is a
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  • U.S. Commission on Civil Rights Releases Subminimum Wages Report

    U.S. Commission on Civil Rights Releases Subminimum Wages Report

    U.S. Commission on Civil Rights Releases Report: Subminimum Wages: Impacts on the Civil Rights of People with Disabilities| site |



    (September 17, 2020) - - The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights published today (September 17, 2020) the following information:

    WASHINGTON – Today, the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights released Subminimum Wages: Impacts on the Civil Rights of People with Disabilities. The report examines an exemption under the Fair Labor Standards Act—the section 14(c) waiver program—which permits employers to pay less than the minimum wage to individuals with disabilities, and the federal enforcement of the civil rights of individuals in the program. The Commission found persistent failures in regulation and oversight by the Department of Labor and Department of Justice of the 14(c) program that have allowed, and continue to allow, it to operate without satisfying its legislative goal to meet the needs of people with disabilities. The
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  • U.S. Office of Personnel Management issues Suggested 2020 Election Flexibilities for Federal Workers

    U.S. Office of Personnel Management issues Suggested 2020 Election Flexibilities for Federal Workers| site |


    (September 29, 2020) - - Today, September 29, 2020, the U.S. Office of Personnel Management published the following information:

    WASHINGTON, DC – The U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) released today a memorandum providing agencies with information on the Federal Government’s longstanding policy to grant employees limited time off from work to vote in Federal, State, county, or municipal elections.

    In addition to excused absence for voting, the memorandum encourages agencies to permit Federal employees to make use of available flexibilities to volunteer as a nonpartisan poll worker, participate in early voting, or to receive an excused absence if their polling place requires an extended commute and voting by absentee ballot is not permitted.

    The complete memorandum can be read here.
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  • USA Staffing Onboarding Wins 2020 Igniting Innovation Award

    USA Staffing Onboarding Wins 2020 Igniting Innovation Award

    USA Staffing Onboarding Wins 2020 Igniting Innovation Award | site |



    (September 3, 2020) - - Today, September 3, 2020, the U.S. Office of Personnel Management published the following information:

    WASHINGTON, DC – The U.S. Office of Personnel Management(OPM) announces that their Human Resources Solutions’ USA Staffing® Onboarding platform is the winner of the 2020 Igniting Innovation Awards, hosted by the American Council for Technology and Industry Advisory Council (ACT-IAC). The awards recognize groundbreaking technologies that enhance services for citizens and government operations. USA Staffing Onboarding won with 68% of the vote. “I am very proud of the OPM employees on USA Staffing’s onboarding team. Their hard work and dedication are a great credit to the agency. USA Staffing Onboarding is a leading example of OPM’s ongoing efforts to help Federal agencies work efficiently to better serve the American people,” said OPM Acting Dire
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  • U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration provides Information on Guidance and Resources regarding Coronavirus - - COVID-19

    U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration provides Information on Guidance and Resources regarding Coronavirus (COVID-19)| site |



    (February 26, 2020) - - The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has published guidance and resources for employers and workers concerning the Coronavirus (COVID-19). Much of the information is accessible at https://www.osha.gov/SLTC/covid-19


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  • Library of Congress Opens Applications for Librarians-in-Residence Program

    Library of Congress Opens Applications for Librarians-in-Residence Program

    Library of Congress Opens Applications for Librarians-in-Residence Program | site |



    Recent Graduates of Library and Information Science Master’s Programs Can Apply Beginning Dec. 12


    (December 12, 2019) - - Today, the Library of Congress (LOC) published the following information:

    For the third year, the Library of Congress is announcing a Librarians-in-Residence program to offer early career librarians the opportunity to develop their expertise and contribute to building, stewarding and sharing the institution’s national collections.










    Applications will be accepted from December 12, 2019 to January 17, 2020. The Library will select up to nine applicants for a six-month residency beginning in July 2020. The program is open to students who will complete their master’s degrees in an American Library Association-accredited library and information science program...
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  • U. S. Office of Personnel Management Hosts Panel on Hiring Military Spouses

    U. S. Office of Personnel Management Hosts Panel on Hiring Military Spouses

    U. S. Office of Personnel Management Hosts Panel on Hiring Military Spouses | site |



    (November 18, 2019) - - Today, the U.S. Office of Personnel Management published the following information: WASHINGTON, DC – At the annual Chief Human Capital Officers (CHCO) Council public meeting the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) hosted a panel of Military Spouses. This panel spoke on their experience working in the federal government and the importance of President Trump’s Executive Order on hiring military spouses. “I thought it was essential that OPM host this panel at the annual CHCO public meeting. I want to stress the high priority that the Trump administration places on hiring military spouses and I want the council to have a better understanding of what these spouses sacrifice so their significant other can serve our country,” said Director Dale Cabaniss. “Military spouses bring unique talents and perspectives to the federal workplace, and start
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  • U.S. Department of Labor Releases Updated Technical Assistance Guide For Construction Industry Contractors

    U.S. Department of Labor Releases Updated Technical Assistance Guide For Construction Industry Contractors| site |



    (November 13, 2019) - - Today, the U.S. Department of Labor published the following information:

    WASHINGTON, DC - The U.S. Department of Labor's Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) has released a comprehensive Technical Assistance Guide (TAG) for the construction industry. The guide will assist contractors meet their legal requirements and responsibilities for equal employment opportunity by preventing violations before they occur.

    OFCCP published the TAG for the construction industry to reflect current regulations and provide practical, useful compliance assistance resources for contractors in the construction industry. This guide provides a valuable self-assessment tool for contractors to review the practices they have in place to eliminate discrimination and achieve their equal employment opportunity
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