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Congress will let federal employees carry over more annual leave into 2021

The 2021 National Defense Authorization Act will allow federal employees to carry over more vacation time into next year. It also corrects past legislative mistakes with the paid parental leave program by expanding coverage to include all federal employees.

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Here's what's inside the finished 2021 defense authorization bill

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Senators worried new VA accountability office appointment poses conflict of interest

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DoD says it's ready to distribute COVID-19 vaccine in next three weeks

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Pentagon ready to name first 15 'pathfinder' contracts for CMMC

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Open Season 2021 Hotline

The 2021 Open Season runs Nov. 9 to Dec. 14 and we're here to help feds understand their options under the Federal Employee Health Benefits Program. Use this form to send us your questions, and tune in to the Federal Drive with Tom Temin weekday mornings and afternoons (1500 AM). We'll read select answers at 5 minutes past the hour.

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FEMA calls workplace harassment and discrimination findings 'alarming' and 'unacceptable'

A recent survey of employees at the Federal Emergency Management Agency found 20% of the workforce had experienced some kind of sexual or gender-based harassment or discrimination on the job.

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With judge’s recent decision, employees can pursue long fight for 2018 shutdown pay

The U.S. Court of Federal Claims on Tuesday rejected government lawyers’ bid to dismiss a lawsuit stemming from the 35-day government shutdown that ended in January 2019. The class action suit seeks liquidated damages for…

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Trump executive order looks to expand AI talent pipeline into agencies

President Donald Trump signed an executive order Thursday giving federal agencies a shared ethics framework for developing and using artificial intelligence.

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COVID-19 put the focus on health, but don’t ignore dental this Open Season

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Dominion National reduced the minimum requirement for reimbursement to a single cleaning in 2020.

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Department of Defense

Ranks leaves DoD to join CIA to run mega-cloud program

Peter Ranks, the deputy chief information officer for information enterprise at the Defense Department, will work on the C2E cloud program run by the CIA.

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Good-government groups suggest ways to improve federal workforce under Biden

A coalition of good-government groups has focused on the Trump administration plan for policy-related career jobs known as Schedule F. They feel it represents a general alienation of the federal workforce.

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TSP bounces back in big way for November

Returns released Tuesday showed monthly improvements reminiscent of this spring, with every fund ending in the black and several making double-digit growth.

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In ongoing effort to fill cyber vacancies, FBI turns to creative recruitment solutions

As the definition of a job in the field continues to grow and evolve, agencies like the FBI have been forced to get creative in how they’re recruiting new cyber talent.

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Defense News

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Pentagon ready to name first 15 ‘pathfinder’ contracts for CMMC

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Pay & Benefits

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Congress will let federal employees carry over more annual leave into 2021

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Three lessons Biden administration should take from DoD’s data strategy

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DHS Science and Tech directorate studying ways to reduce on-duty police crashes

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Senators worried new VA accountability office appointment poses conflict of interest

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Congress will let federal employees carry over more annual leave into 2021

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