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Lawmakers renew calls to offer paid family and medical leave to federal employees

The Comprehensive Paid Leave for Federal Employees Act would give feds 12 weeks of paid family and medical leave, essentially replacing the 12 weeks of unpaid leave offered through the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA).

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‘More people are going to die’: DoD civilians in Japan face health care access crisis

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The House Oversight Committee has shifted to ‘accountability.’ What does that mean for feds?

A partisan divide between the White House and Congress could have big repercussions for the career federal workforce. Here’s what agency leaders can do to prepare.

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Biden pitches VA goals as part of bipartisan ‘unity agenda’ to divided Congress

The White House is promoting its unity agenda as a playbook for what the administration can accomplish with a Republican-controlled House.

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As Iyer exits, Army CIO’s office holds more influence, authority than ever

Raj Iyer’s last day as the Army’s chief information officer is Feb. 10, after which he plans to return to industry but continue to support the service’s transformation efforts.

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This Air Force civilian shows it's possible to acquire information technology effectively

Few acquisitions seem to vex the government more than information technology. It’s a major expenditure each year, at something like a hundred billion dollars governmentwide.

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Cyber hygiene critical in verifying suppliers’ cybersecurity posture

After an analysis of 1,000 organizations cyber practices, RiskRecon Founder and CEO Kelly White calls the findings clear: Cyber hygiene can well predict which suppliers are riskiest. Learn more from his chat with The Federal Drive’s Tom Temin.

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Climate and inflation come home to roost on federal contractors

Contractors have only a couple more weeks to comment on a so-called climate risk rule. If it becomes final, the rule would impose big reporting and operational costs.

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USAID wants to reset the way it engages with the private sector

The Agency for International Development has always used private sector groups to deliver services in various countries. Now the agency has launched what it calls Private Sector Engagement Modernize, to deal with the private sector in a new way.

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State Dept. reaches settlement in 16-year disability discrimination lawsuit

The State Department, settling a lawsuit spanning nearly two decades, is easing some restrictions that plaintiffs said unfairly denied people with disabilities entry into the Foreign Service.

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Now is the time to weigh in on the future of federal HR services

The Office of Personnel Management HR Quality Service Management Office is asking for vendors and agency to give feedback on the HR Federal Integrated Business Framework.

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Defense News

CMMC spurs cybersecurity awareness, but don’t sleep on everything else

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This Air Force civilian shows it’s possible to acquire information technology effectively

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Pay & Benefits

Lawmakers renew calls to offer paid family and medical leave to federal employees

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After pushback, NSF implements 4.6% average pay raise for all excepted service employees

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Technology

CMMC spurs cybersecurity awareness, but don’t sleep on everything else

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This Air Force civilian shows it’s possible to acquire information technology effectively

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Workforce

Lawmakers renew calls to offer paid family and medical leave to federal employees

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