Government employees wait for medical reimbursement

Its representative S. Jayarajarajeswaran told The Hindu on Friday that at least six government employees and their family members who contracted COVID-19 were denied treatment at reputed private hospitals in Madurai unless they paid money upfront even after they produced identity cards and documents to show eligibility under the CMCHS. Later the hospitals did not […]

How to choose the best cell phone plan for your small business in 2020

Verizon Verizon markets the Plan for Business, Business Unlimited, the New Verizon Plan, and the Flexible Business Plan specifically for small companies. The Plan for Business starts at $175 per month for up to 25 lines, with data plans ranging from 25GB to 200GB for various prices and topping out at $1,000 per month. All […]

Planned Parenthood’s D.C. staffers unionize as abortion-rights groups address diversity issues

Union leadership told CBS News exclusively that Planned Parenthood’s roughly 70 union-eligible D.C. staffers unanimously voted to join SEIU Local 500, a local branch of the second-largest union in the U.S. Under the agreement, Planned Parenthood management will “address equity in the workplace, codify benefits, and provide members a voice in organizational decision making.” 

Congress needs to prioritize government digital service delivery

One of the greatest barriers to the federal government’s digital service delivery transformation is a lack of Development, Modernization and Enhancement (DME) funding. According to data from, which provides budget and performance data on the federal government’s IT investments, only 21 percent of the total FY2020 federal IT budget ($14.5 billion) is allocated for DME funding, compared […]

After offering VRS, SBI now plans to hire 14k staff

The bank further said it is deeply desirous of skilling the unemployed youth of the country, “as is evidenced by the fact that we are the only bank in the country which has onboarded apprentices under the National Apprenticeship Scheme of Government of India.”

23 Senators Call Federal Employees ‘Pawns’ in Payroll Tax Deferral ‘Scheme’

“Federal workers and service members should not be used as pawns for a payroll tax scheme that many private sector employees are unlikely to join and where key questions remain unanswered,” read a letter signed by the senators addressed to U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and Russell T. Vought, the director of the U.S. Office […]

US labor authorities fine Smithfield for failing to protect employees from Covid-19

“How much is the health, safety, and life of an essential worker worth? Based on the actions of the Trump Administration, clearly not much,” union president Marc Perrone said in a statement. “This so-called ‘fine’ is a slap on the wrist for Smithfield, and a slap in the face of the thousands of American meatpacking […]

Spring Branch ISD opens Employee Childcare Center to aid reopening plan

“We cannot offer the excellent educational program the SBISD community expects without our wonderful employees,” Sharee Cantrell, Director of Early Childhood Programs for the school district said in the write-up. “Our goal is to give employees peace of mind that their own children are being well cared for while they work to offer high quality […]

Japan to ease visa issuance restrictions for Vietnamese employees

With the latest announcement, Vietnamese interns, high-skilled workers, nurses and those coming to Japan for short-term commercial purposes such as signing contracts, market research, and job-related negotiations are able to apply for a new visa in late July. The Japanese Embassy has yet to reveal the exact date.

Ivanka Trump Used a Personal Email Account for Government Work: Exclusive

During the 2016 presidential election, President Trump and other Republicans made Hillary Clinton’s use of a personal email system while secretary of state a central issue. (That case involved a far greater number of emails and also private servers, not just email addresses.) The FBI investigated her using that system, and Clinton has partly blamed […]