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Federal employees will pay 7.7% more toward health premiums in 2024

The Office of Personnel Management announced the new health care premium rates ahead of the upcoming Open Season. FEHB participants can make changes to their enrollments from Nov. 13 through Dec. 11.

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'We lost the bubble': Defense officials acknowledge chronic underfunding that's caused health, safety risks in military barracks

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VA committee leaders demand 'guardrails' for bonuses as agency claws back payouts to career executives

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Updated 9/26: A government shutdown Q&A for federal employees

Federal News Network is compiling answers to both common and specific questions to help you prepare and understand how the potential government shutdown will impact you and your agency. We have addressed additional questions on health care, paid leave, retirement and more.

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Updated with DOJ: A running list of agencies' return-to-office plans

Updated with the Justice Department’s plans: Federal News Network is compiling a list of agencies that have so far made return-to-office announcements for their employees. The list will be regularly refreshed as we learn more.

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LinkedIn Live: What you need to know now about the impending gov't shutdown

With Congress seemingly headed for a stalemate on a continuing resolution to keep the federal government open, join us for must-know information about the likely shutdown. Federal News Network Executive Editor Jason Miller and Publisher Jeffrey Wolinsky will share details about what to expect in the days ahead and how it will affect federal employees. They will be ready to take your questions too.

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Tune in to Federal News Network's newest show: Eye on Washington

Join longtime federal community advocate Jessica Klement and her guests as they cut through the noise and provide you with the information you need to understand how emerging workforce policies will affect you – or not – and make informed decisions about your future.

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Updated with DOJ: A running list of agencies' return-to-office plans

Updated with the Justice Department’s plans: Federal News Network is compiling a list of agencies that have so far made return-to-office announcements for their employees. The list will be regularly refreshed as we learn more.

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House Speaker McCarthy is back to square one as the Senate pushes ahead to avert a federal shutdown

The Senate is marching ahead with a bipartisan approach to prevent a government shutdown. But on the House side, Speaker Kevin McCarthy is back to square one. The Republican leader laid out his strategy Wednesday behind closed doors. He asked hard-right Republicans to do what they’ve said they’d never do, and pass their own temporary measure to keep the government open. A House test vote is set for Friday, one day before the shutdown deadline. Their plan would cut spending by 8% and toughen border security. The Senate bill would fund the government, adding $6 billion for Ukraine aid and $6 billion for U.S. disaster relief.

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One DMV congressman's view of the ongoing shutdown showdown

The back and forth continues on whether there will be some sort of government shutdown by the end of the week. Members of Congress continue to try to find some resolution that either everyone can live with or few enough people can’t.

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Workplace Reimagined: How to provision new employees for hybrid success

By leaning into automation and cloud for provisioning technology, agencies can improve the onboarding experience and heighten security too, explain experts from ThunderCat and Dell in a conversation with The Federal Drive’s Tom Temin.

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Government shutdown would force CISA to furlough more than 80% of staff

A shutdown would potentially leave CISA with a skeleton crew to respond to cyber attacks on the networks of federal agencies and critical infrastructure.

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Government Shutdown Explainer

Government shutdown will put federal employees at risk far beyond D.C., union warns Congress

Recent federal data underscores the fact that most federal employees live outside D.C., and that at least several thousand civilian federal workers live in every congressional district across the U.S.

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A Homeland Security effort to combine requirements has stalled

A Department of Homeland Security (DHS) initiative called “the Joint Requirement Council” hasn’t gone very far in 10 years. The Council is supposed to discover capabilities multiple DHS components have in common, in order to avoid duplication and redundancy. But the Council doesn’t meet very often and no one at the top seems to pay any attention, according to the Government Accountability Office (GAO).

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Not just a disease of the late 20th Century, HIV/AIDS still gets federal attention

It’s no longer the relentless killer it was 40 years ago, but HIV is still around and still infecting people. And it remains a focus of the Health and Human Services Department’s Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA).

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Defense News

‘We lost the bubble’: Defense officials acknowledge chronic underfunding that’s caused health, safety risks in military barracks

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With shutdown looming, don’t overestimate your chances of success in the private sector

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Pentagon chooses 8 new ‘hubs’ to lead $2B effort to revitalize US microelectronics

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Pay & Benefits

Veterans Homeless Grants

VA committee leaders demand ‘guardrails’ for bonuses as agency claws back payouts to career executives

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Veterans Homeless Grants

VA cancels nearly $10M in bonuses paid to more career executives than intended

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‘We lost the bubble’: Defense officials acknowledge chronic underfunding that’s caused health, safety risks in military barracks

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Not just a disease of the late 20th Century, HIV/AIDS still gets federal attention

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Veterans Homeless Grants

VA committee leaders demand ‘guardrails’ for bonuses as agency claws back payouts to career executives

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