Leading House Democrats on civil service issues have proposed additional benefits to make up for the personal and financial disruptions that federal employees are experiencing because of the novel coronavirus.“Many civil servants and contractors find themselves at the forefront of combatting the virus. At the same time, they are struggling, like the rest of the world, to adjust to difficult new family and financial circumstances,” Reps. Carolyn B. Maloney (D-N.Y.) and Gerald E. Connolly (D-Va.) wrote in a letter sent Monday.Maloney and Connolly, who chair the House Oversight and Reform Committee and its government operations subcommittee, asked congressional leaders to include a number of federal workforce related provisions in a planned upcoming coronavirus relief bill.For employees who must continue coming to their regular work sites, they recommend payments of up to $2,000 per month per child for additional day-care costs because of school and child-care center closings.They also seek to specify that agencies could not restrict teleworking days for those eligible and could not require teleworkers to take personal leave or unpaid time off because dependents also are in their homes.Those whose workplaces are closed but whose jobs do not allow for teleworking should be guaranteed to remain on full


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