Latest Civil service News

Leader Truss says queen's death is 'difficult moment' for UK

Sep. 20, 2022 02:37 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — British Prime Minister Liz Truss says the death of Queen Elizabeth II is a “very difficult moment” for the country, and acknowledged that dealing with it has been a challenge for her untested new government. Truss took office just two days before the queen died...

Court rehears fight over vaccine mandate for federal workers

Sep. 13, 2022 13:23 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — President Joe Biden has the same authority to impose a COVID-19 vaccine requirement on federal workers that private employers have for their employees, an administration lawyer told a federal appeals court Tuesday. A lawyer for opponents of the vaccine...

Watchdog: Chemical safety agency impeded by staff shortage

Sep. 09, 2022 15:31 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The federal agency that investigates chemical accidents is hindered by a lack of staffing, leadership disputes and a backlog of investigations that threaten its ability to protect people and the environment, according to a new report by a federal watchdog. The...

California lawmakers OK bill to hide public worker addresses

Aug. 31, 2022 22:05 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California lawmakers on Wednesday voted to let government workers hide their home addresses from public records if they fear for their safety, a response to the country's continuously polarizing politics and pandemic policies that have fueled an increase in violent...

Editorial Roundup: Illinois

Aug. 29, 2022 07:21 AM EDT

Chicago Tribune. August 25, 2022. Editorial: The great Illinois pension reckoning is drawing closer Like many individual investors, public pension funds enjoyed a stretch of good returns over the last decade. Between 2011 and 2021, these retirement plans for public...

NYPD detective asks Supreme Court to block vaccine mandate

Aug. 25, 2022 17:35 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A New York City police detective has asked the U.S. Supreme Court to stop the city from firing him and other workers for refusing to get vaccinated against COVID-19. Lawyers for Detective Anthony Marciano asked the court Thursday for an emergency injunction that...

Editorial Roundup: New York

Aug. 25, 2022 10:51 AM EDT

New York Post. August 24, 2022. Editorial: Stop telling critics to leave NY, Gov. Hochul — Dems have driven out too many already! “Jump on a bus and head down to Florida where you belong,” Gov. Kathy Hochul hectored her opponent Lee Zeldin and other GOPers...

Minneapolis teacher contract race language ignites firestorm

Aug. 21, 2022 12:57 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — When Minneapolis teachers settled a 14-day strike in March, they celebrated a groundbreaking provision in their new contract that was meant to shield teachers of color from seniority-based layoffs and help ensure that students from racial minorities have teachers who look like...

Louisiana’s longest working civil servant may set record

Aug. 14, 2022 01:05 AM EDT

LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) — When Roland Babin joined the Louisiana highway department in 1955 on a road construction crew, the Chevy Bel Air was the most popular ride, Bill Haley and His Comets were rocking around the clock and America liked Ike. “I started as a rodman (setting up...

China's youth face bleak job market as COVID slows economy

Aug. 10, 2022 10:56 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Liu Qian, job-hunting with a new master's degree, said two employers interviewed her and then said the positions had been eliminated. Others asked her to take lower pay. She is one of 11 million new graduates desperate for work in a bleak job market as anti-virus...