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Feds could get a better Social Security calculation under new legislation 

Retired federal employees that worked both in positions not covered by Social Security and covered by the program would get their Social Security payments boosted under legislation introduced in the House April 2. 

White House running out of time to restore functionality to MSPB, congressmen warn 

In a show of bipartisanship, the top Democrat and Republican on a House Oversight and Reform subcommittee are calling on the Biden administration to do its part and nominate members to the Merit Systems Protection Board, the first of many steps needed to restore a long-awaited quorum. 

Smithsonian Employee Union Raises Concerns About Safety During Reopenings 

Smithsonian Institution facilities remain closed to the public indefinitely, but the agency’s union is worried about employee safety when operations resume, based on problems encountered by staff who have been required to report to worksites over the past year and those involved in limited reopenings in the summer and fall.  

Judge trumps Trump’s line speedup at pork plants 

In a big win in court for U.S. pork plant workers, a federal judge in Minneapolis has trumped former GOP Oval Office occupant Donald Trump’s Agriculture Department’s rule eliminating speed limits on pork plant processing lines. 

Biden Taps Former Missouri Secretary of State to Lead GSA  

resident Biden announced on Tuesday afternoon his intent to nominate the former secretary of state of Missouri to be head of the General Services Administration. 

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