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VA pushes back second EHR deployment, citing delays in training from COVID-19

The Veterans Affairs Department is pushing back the second rollout of its Electronic Health Record (EHR) system because of a shortage of employees available for training amid an uptick in COVID-19 cases.

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USPS reaches deal with APWU on pilot to package free at-home COVID-19 tests

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OPM-GSA merger

Democratic lawmakers propose 5.1% average pay raise for federal employees

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IRS gearing up for next filing season but still processing 6M tax returns

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What exactly is today's status of the vaccine mandate in the federal space?

You might be forgiven if you find the mask mandate confusing. It’s been challenged in a dozen courts across the country. Last Friday the Supreme Court heard arguments on the yes-or-no debate. D.C. federal employment attorney John Mahoney joined the Federal Drive with Tom Temin to sort it out.

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DOJ reaches settlement with Hunt Companies over military housing issues

Hunt Companies is on of the largest privatized military housing providers.

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Supreme Court halts COVID-19 vaccine rule for US businesses

The Supreme Court has stopped a major push by the Biden administration to boost the nation’s COVID-19 vaccination rate, a requirement that employees at large businesses get a vaccine or test regularly and wear a mask on the job

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DHS launching new employee training program focused on climate change

DHS Secretary Alexandro Mayorkas is setting up a new Climate Change Professionals Program to recruit graduates and current agency employees to support the department’s growing focus on adapting to climate change.

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Achieving ‘the most trusted capability’ for cloud service providers: DoD Impact Level 5

Any cloud service provider that wants to do business with the federal government needs to get FedRAMP certified first. But companies that want to do business with the Defense Department have to go a step further.

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How you need to prepare for the long-term of a remote workforce

No matter what happens on the viral front, the workplace is not going to look like 2019.

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Why no one has gotten to the bottom of the Log4j cybersecurity hole

Log4j, the most visible cybersecurity threat since Solar Winds, has organizations scrambling to find and fix instances of certain software.

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Agencies must set up new COVID testing programs for unvaccinated, on-site employees

The Safer Federal Workforce task force released a new and updated FAQs to help shed some light on lingering questions about testing of unvaccinated, on-site employees and contractors.

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New USPS board chairman supports DeJoy, 'self-sustaining' operating model

New Republican chairman of the USPS Board of Governors Roman Martinez IV pointed to the Biden administration’s upcoming plans to mail millions of COVID-19 testing kits to households as a sign that the White House holds confidence in the agency’s leadership.

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Defense News

DOJ reaches settlement with Hunt Companies over military housing issues

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Air Force flyers might be young, but they’ve eventually got to heed the call of nature

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Navy

Pentagon says full-year CR would cut its 2022 spending by more than $20B

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Navy putting focus on self-correction to better service after years of let downs

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Pay & Benefits

OPM-GSA merger

Democratic lawmakers propose 5.1% average pay raise for federal employees

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Navy

Pentagon says full-year CR would cut its 2022 spending by more than $20B

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Technology

Protected: Pandemic slowed, but didn’t stop, evolution to outcomes-based healthcare reimbursement

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