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As Secret Service Deploys to Federal Buildings, Employees Across the Country Are Warned to Stay Away 

Federal agencies are taking drastic measures to keep employees safe with the looming threat of violence surrounding President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration, including by hosting additional federal security personnel and even telling some workers to evacuate their homes. 

A Biden presidency could change relationships with federal unions 

With President-elect Joe Biden’s administration set to take over the White House in one week, an administration that has already voiced its support for organized labor at large as well as in the federal government specifically, union leaders say they have hope that such executive actions will be overturned. 

Military Joint Chiefs condemn 'sedition and insurrection' at US Capitol as federal and local officials scramble to ensure security 

America's most senior military leaders condemned the violent invasion of the US Capitol last week and reminded service members of their obligation to support and defend the Constitution and reject extremism in a statement that underscored the unprecedented challenges facing the country in the aftermath of the January 6 insurrection attempt by President Donald Trump's supporters. 

What Democrats’ Senate Majority Means for Federal Agencies 

A twin set of victories in the Georgia runoff elections has given Democrats control of the Senate in the 117th Congress, setting the stage for new priorities and legislation that could dramatically impact oversight of federal agencies and the employees who work for them.  

Connolly-Fitzpatrick Introduce the Preventing A Patronage System Act 

Congressman Gerry Connolly (D-VA), Chairman of the House Subcommittee on Government Operations, and Congressman Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA) yesterday introduced the Preventing a Patronage System Act, legislation that would prevent any position in the federal competitive service from being reclassified outside of merit system principles without the express consent of Congress. 

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