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USPS, exempt from vaccine mandate, sees uptick of employees in quarantine

The Postal Service, as an independent agency, is setting its own rules on masks and vaccines apart from the rest of the federal workforce, but is seeing an uptick in employees who need to quarantine as the delta variant of COVID-19 presents new challenges for the agency.

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After years of contentious negotiations, HHS, NTEU agree to labor relations reset

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UPDATE: Several injured after Pentagon officer attacked near Metro bus platform

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Alejandro Mayorkas, nominee to be Secretary of Homeland Security, testifies in Washington

Senate report advocates FISMA reforms after finding slow progress on agency cybersecurity

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Air Force taking measures to help airmen retain sexual assault training information

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This is GSA’s third “A+” grade out of the last four scorecards

House Oversight and Reform Subcommittee on Government Operations released the latest agency grades on progress around IT modernization goals.

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National Cyber Director: Bureau of Cyber Statistics needed to understand threat landscape

National Cyber Director Chris Inglis urged Congress to stand up a Bureau of Cyber Statistics within the Department of Homeland Security that would collect, analyze and publish data on cybersecurity, cyber-crime and threats.

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S fund sharply drops, Lifecycle funds see small increases in July

The international stock index I fund bounced back from its June drop, and Lifecycle funds all rebounded from their June declines.

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Federal contractors who don't get vaccinated can anticipate business complications

Contractor employees who haven’t done so already need to roll up those sleeves and get a vaccination — that is, if they want to go back on site.

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How cybersecurity is changing for organizations after the coronavirus pandemic

As employees were forced to work from home, companies and government agencies had to expand their IT infrastructure to accommodate an increased risk in networks, especially from insider threats, according to Tommy Todd, vice president of security at Code42.

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OPM's telework guidance is thorough and surprisingly progressive

One of the clearest distinctions that OPM addresses is the difference in telework and remote work. As OPM makes clear, they are completely different and choosing one or the other has significant implications for agencies and workers.

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Coast Guard looking more closely at diversity, climate change challenges

For an update, at the SeaAirSpace conference, Federal Drive with Tom Temin caught up with the Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Karl Schultz.

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7-bill spending minibus clears House, retains Biden's proposed federal pay raise

The House minibus includes a silent endorsement of the president’s proposed federal pay raise for civilian employees in 2022. The Senate hasn’t introduced spending bills yet for 2022.

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OMB looks to move away from "compliance-based approach" to agency cybersecurity

The White House wants to change how it employs the law that oversees agency cybersecurity efforts, while Congress is also eyeing reform legislation.

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Defense News

Coast Guard looking more closely at diversity, climate change challenges

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Pay & Benefits

S fund sharply drops, Lifecycle funds see small increases in July

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7-bill spending minibus clears House, retains Biden’s proposed federal pay raise

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Technology

Alejandro Mayorkas, nominee to be Secretary of Homeland Security, testifies in Washington

Senate report advocates FISMA reforms after finding slow progress on agency cybersecurity

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Workforce

USPS, exempt from vaccine mandate, sees uptick of employees in quarantine

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After years of contentious negotiations, HHS, NTEU agree to labor relations reset

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