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Congress wants more 'walk' and less 'talk' on diversity and inclusion efforts at VA

Employees worry recent initiatives designed to raise the profile of diversity and inclusion within the Department of Veterans Affairs won’t trickle down to local facilities and mid-management.

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After Fort Hood review, Army is adding civilian leadership to criminal investigations

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A threat-based methodology is FedRAMP’s next step toward simplicity with rigor

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Is the General Schedule the best way to raise pay, morale for TSA workers?

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Only 40 military bases still have COVID restrictions in place as of May 5

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DHS set to launch its 'most significant hiring initiative' as part of cyber workforce sprint

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Happy Public Service Recognition Week!

Pam Coleman, associate director of performance and personnel management at the Office of Management and Budget, and Kathleen McGettigan, acting director of the Office of Personnel Management, wished federal employees a Happy Public Service Recognition Week. Throughout the month of May, Federal News Network wants to show federal employees and contractors how much we appreciate their dedication to us all. You can, too! Send a personalized e-card to the folks who have exemplified public service during this unprecedented and trying time.

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OMB relaxes repayment requirement in new TMF guidance

OMB released new guidance to agencies today for how the Technology Modernization Fund board will loan out the windfall funding Congress approved.

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Space National Guard is a top-of-list concern for military officials

The Space National Guard would need permissions from Congress before becoming a reality.

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NTEU president makes the case for unions in the federal workplace

Federal Drive with Tom Temin concluded its four-part series, Federal Unions: For better or for worse, with the president of one of the major unions itself, the National Treasury Employees Union’s Tony Reardon.

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What the pandemic-driven increase in IT complexity means for federal agencies

Of all the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, perhaps the least surprising is that it increased IT complexity for federal agencies.

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Part 2: Air Force pursues lines of effort for IT risk reduction at bases

If it could, the Air Force would prefer to have airmen and guardians only perform the work they need to do – and find other solutions where possible.

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Can you spare $2 a day for a month, for a worthy cause?

The Federal Employee Education and Assistance Fund is looking for feds and supporters of public service to walk, run, swim, even roll your wheelchair for 35 miles, and you’ve got 35 days to do it.

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TSP performance up from March but still down from 2020

The largest monthly increase from March to April was in the small capitalization stock index S Fund.

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Whistleblower protection bill gives feds facing retaliation avenue for relief outside MSPB

The Whistleblower Protection Improvement Act would grant whistleblowers access to a federal district court jury trial if the Merit Systems Protection Board does not issue a decision in 180 days, or 240 days in complex cases.

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Defense News

After Fort Hood review, Army is adding civilian leadership to criminal investigations

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More than 80% of military installations have eased COVID restrictions

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Part 2: Air Force pursues lines of effort for IT risk reduction at bases

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Pay & Benefits

NTEU president makes the case for unions in the federal workplace

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Is the General Schedule the best way to raise pay, morale for TSA workers?

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Technology

A threat-based methodology is FedRAMP’s next step toward simplicity with rigor

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DHS set to launch its ‘most significant hiring initiative’ as part of cyber workforce sprint

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Workforce

Customs and Border Protection apprehends its share of illegals at the nation’s entry points, some with four legs, some with no legs.

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NTEU president makes the case for unions in the federal workplace

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