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House Democrats propose 2022 federal pay raise with new bill

A bicameral pair of Democrats have reintroduced legislation to provide civilian employees with a federal pay raise in 2022.

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Trump administration was a mixed bag for military personnel, Biden has opportunity on his side, analysts say

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UPDATED: Biden issues mask mandate for federal employees, reinstates diversity training

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Here's who's leading federal agencies in the first days of the Biden Administration

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Biden picks Chopra, Gensler for financial oversight roles

President-elect Joe Biden announced his picks to lead the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, and the Securities and Exchange Commission. Follow the list of individuals tapped for administrative leadership roles as we compile updates.

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Air Force offering airmen a chance to leave service early in attempt to balance the force

Both officers and enlisted can apply for early separation or retirement between Jan. 20 and April 2.

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Biden's DHS pick vows to make employee morale his 'highest priority'

Democrats had hoped to quickly confirm Alejandro Mayorkas, a Obama-era veteran of the Department of Homeland Security, as the new DHS secretary under President-elect Joe Biden. But Sen. Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) has said he will place a hold on Mayorkas’ nomination.

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Agencies must start measuring procurement lead time

The Office of Federal Procurement Policy released three memos since October to give agencies guidance on buying from AbilityOne firms, emphasizing skills over education in contracts.

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Public-private partnerships driving science, research efforts

Public-private partnerships are ubiquitous throughout the federal government; agencies rely on contractors for capabilities they don’t themselves have the ability to deliver, many of them revolving around technology.

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Security, COVID, politics make feds question workplace safety

Federal News Network conducted an anonymous, online reader survey to gauge feds’ reactions to the Jan. 6 events and what they think could happen next.

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Agencies finally shedding the bad rap of being a technology laggard

New survey of chief information officers from the Professional Services Council and Attain, and interviews with agency leaders, show they are implementing new technology at a rate that isn’t as far behind industry as it used to be.

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Measuring the Trump administration's goal of decreasing agency regulations

A signature initiative of the Trump administration was the removal of what agency heads considered excessive or outdated regulations.

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Permanent telework arrangements, COVID-19 vaccinations top NTEU's priority list for 2021

The National Treasury Employees Union said it will push agencies at the bargaining table, as well as the new administration and Congress through legislation or new policy, to consider making telework arrangements and remote work programs permanent.

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Trump administration was a mixed bag for military personnel, Biden has opportunity on his side, analysts say

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Air Force offering airmen a chance to leave service early in attempt to balance the force

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Army is working on Frankenbots with living tissue to better robot capabilities

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House Democrats propose 2022 federal pay raise with new bill

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Air Force offering airmen a chance to leave service early in attempt to balance the force

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House Democrats propose 2022 federal pay raise with new bill

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Trump administration was a mixed bag for military personnel, Biden has opportunity on his side, analysts say

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