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By Phil Piemonte

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Telework bill still cranking through Congress

Well, with the mid-term elections and all the noise over federal pay, we haven’t heard much about the telework bill lately.

But the National Treasury Employees Union hasn’t forgotten about it. The union today said it is calling on members of the House to agree to Senate amendments to the bill, H.R. 1722, which passed the House earlier.

NTEU said it has sent letters to that effect to all House members. The union said a House vote on a motion to concur with the Senate amendments is expected this week. So the bill is in the home stretch.

That means that all you “overpaid” Washington-area feds may soon also be pampered with the “luxury” of working from home during the next blizzard—instead of having a nice, quiet, private-sector-like snow day off.

You lucky ducks.

Posted by Phil Piemonte on Nov 16, 2010 at 12:13 PM


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