Fears about safety of federal works sparks reform effort on Capitol Hill

Federal Times: Legislation introduced in the Senate Wednesday would give federal employees a more direct line to influence government reopening and safety precautions by creating executive-level and agency-level task forces responsible for reviewing and making recommendations on agency response policies.

“This bill is about protecting our federal workers during the COVID pandemic,” said Sen. Brian Schatz, D-Hawaii, in a news release. “By promoting a constructive dialogue between federal agencies and public servants, these task forces will help make sure the federal government creates good policy for its workers.”

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