federal employees

Congress passes defense bill that would give US a space force

Congress has passed an annual defense authorization bill following a vote in the Senate on Tuesday that includes a provision that creates a new space force branch of the armed services and provides all federal workers with 12 weeks of paid parental leave for the first time in American history.

Senate approves paid family leave for federal employees

The Senate passed a historic measure on Tuesday that would fund paid family and medical leave for federal employees, marking a win for a policy pushed by Ivanka Trump, a senior White House adviser and daughter of President Donald Trump.

Document reveals how BLM will spread offices across country

An internal draft document reviewed by CNN reveals how individual offices within the Bureau of Land Management will be spread out across states and time zones under the agency's proposed reorganization plan, putting federal workers who once worked together in Washington thousands of miles apart.

Trump concedes to temporarily end shutdown -- without wall funding

President Donald Trump conceded Friday to mounting pressure that he reopen the federal government, agreeing to a temporary funding measure that would allow federal employees to return to work but that does not include the billions of dollars in border wall funding he's spent the past month demanding.

Some states move to give unemployment to shutdown workers

While federal employees missed their second paychecks Friday even as an agreement to end the partial government shutdown was announced, some states are pushing back against federal guidance to ensure that more workers have access to unemployment benefits.

Federal prisons feel the effects of the shutdown

Conditions behind the walls of the nation's federal prisons are degrading under the government shutdown, where some correctional officers are being forced to work extended shifts, inmate programs are being canceled, and medical and maintenance workers are being asked to fill in for guards.