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OPM finalizes removal of several Trump-era federal workforce policies

New regulations from the Office of Personnel Management will officially repeal several workforce policies that the Trump administration finalized in 2020.

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New episodes added of The Space Hour

The Space Hour is back with four new episodes. Host Eric White speaks to the co-leader of the University of Arizona's Space Domain Awareness Lab, a NASA flight director and a scientist at NASA's Ames Research Center studying fruit flies, of all things.

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DoD plans to hire 2,000 personnel for ‘first of its kind’ prevention workforce

Deputy Defense Secretary Kathleen Hicks says DoD is building up a “first of its kind” prevention workforce that will address a range of “stress and harm behaviors,” and will eventually reach an end strength of 2,000 personnel.

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The government can't hire fast enough to keep up with the spending bills

Congress has been on a spending spree for three years: appropriations, the American Rescue Plan, the CHIPS Act, the infrastructure bill, the inflation bill. It all means federal agencies have to hire somewhere between 80,000 and 100,000 people.

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Two former Commerce Department executives take on intellectual property protection

Two former U.S. Patent and Trademark Office directors — one from the Obama administration and one from the Trump administration — recently formed a coalition. Its aim is to protect U.S. intellectual property, particularly from theft by China.

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6 lessons shared: Growing a successful federal services business

Mary Ahern Snyder leaned into her “lack of risk aversion” to launch and grow her business supporting mainly DoD clients.

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Agencies’ transition to hybrid work shows through in 2022 FEVS results

About one quarter of 2022 FEVS respondents said they’d consider leaving their position based on their agency’s current telework or remote work options.

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Feds who work during government shutdowns aren’t entitled to damages, appeals court rules

The Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit found the government isn’t liable for damages when it fails to pay employees on time during government shutdowns.

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NITAAC to take corrective action on CIO-SP4 after 119 protests

The Government Accountability Office dismissed 117 protests after NITAAC said it reassess the self-scoring cut-off line and relook at offers.

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DIA looks to stem attrition through more flexible work options

The spy agency is facing a worrying trend of contracting officers and HR specialists leaving for greener, telework pastures.

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The Navy wants to teach robots to teach themselves in a learning-by-doing experiment

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DoD plans to hire 2,000 personnel for ‘first of its kind’ workforce tackling wellness issues

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Pay & Benefits

Thrift Savings Plan funds all make gains in November

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Agencies’ transition to hybrid work shows through in 2022 FEVS results

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Two former Commerce Department executives take on intellectual property protection

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