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Unions Look to Undo Contracts at VA, Other Agencies in Biden Era 

Federal employee unions want to renegotiate labor contracts at agencies across the government once President-elect Joe Biden is sworn in, with a top priority being to eliminate Trump-era provisions that weakened workers’ rights. 

OPM Failed to Issue Guidance for D.C. Federal Workers During Insurrection 

The agency responsible for closing or delaying the openings of federal facilities in the Washington, D.C., area was nearly silent in the days leading up to Jan. 6’s insurrection by violent Trump supporters seeking to overturn the results of November’s presidential election. 

OPM Issues Guidance on Law Allowing Feds to Temporarily Carry Over More Annual Leave 

The Office of Personnel Management began its effort to implement a provision of the annual defense policy bill, enacted by Congress last week, that provides federal employees with a temporary waiver of the annual leave cap as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. 

VA's digital health project faces new scrutiny from union, groups inside agency 

The Department of Veterans Affairs' $16 billion medical records modernization project is facing new scrutiny just a month after a much-touted software rollout at a VA facility in Spokane, Wash. 

Biden to name Judge Merrick Garland as attorney general 

President-elect Joe Biden has selected Merrick Garland, a federal appeals court judge who in 2016 was snubbed by Republicans for a seat on the Supreme Court, as his attorney general, two people familiar with the selection process said Wednesday. 

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