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Expanding paid family leave for federal employees faces tough, heated fight

House Democrats argue the pandemic has shown the need for paid family and medical leave, but Republicans say the benefits federal employees have are already too generous.

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USPS, GSA make 7 DC-area post offices permanent PIV card sites following pilot

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Pentagon CMMC review aims to address small biz cost concerns, ‘restore trust’ in assessment processes

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Merit Systems Protection Board, files, seal, stack, papers

Biden at last announces two MSPB nominees, enough to restore a quorum

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federal pay raise

House appropriators formally endorse Biden’s 2022 federal pay proposal

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House committee supports higher IRS budget to reverse ‘chronic underfunding’

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OPM vows to improve PMF program amid ‘unacceptable decline’ in diverse candidates

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Tom Temin's Second Annual Motorcycle Ride for Charity

Federal Drive anchor Tom Temin is hosting his second annual Motorcycle Ride for Charity on Friday, June 25, 2021, to benefit the Federal Employee Education & Assistance Fund – and Friends of Patients at the NIH. Sign up for the ride or donate today! The event begins in Frederick, Maryland, and ends at Daingerfield Island in Alexandria, Virginia.

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Matthew Cornelius is the executive director of the Alliance for Digital Innovation (ADI), an industry association.

The underlying process for GWACs hasn’t changed since 1994; ADI says it’s time

The Alliance for Digital Innovation, an industry association, is proposing seven changes to the GWAC model to bring it into the 21st Century.

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Military leaders worry about 'good order and discipline' with proposed changes to military law

The concerns came in the form of letters to Senate Armed Services Committee Ranking Member Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), who solicited the military chiefs for their opinions.

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Senate confirms Ahuja as first permanent OPM director in more than a year

Vice President Kamala Harris broke a 50-50 tie Tuesday to confirm Kiran Ahuja as the new Office of Personnel Management director.

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Accounting for big dollars has Treasury embracing AI and machine learning

As the size of Treasury's mission has grown, the never-ending repetitive tasks have increasingly relied on artificial intelligence and machine learning.

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21 attorneys general say election mail at risk if USPS slows mail standards

Attorneys general are telling regulators that the Postal Service should abandon plans that would slow the delivery of nearly 40% of first-class mail. 

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Did DHS ‘go rogue’ with FirstSource III solicitation?

The Department of Homeland Security is facing two protests of its FirstSource III request for proposals after two companies questioned the requirements.

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National Guard in need of supplemental funds to conduct summer training

The military component needs about have a billion dollars to get back to normal.

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Popular federal websites riddled with accessibility flaws

Some of the most popular agency websites aren’t well-suited for the disabled community, despite federal requirements for maintaining web accessibility standards.

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Defense News

Pentagon CMMC review aims to address small biz cost concerns, ‘restore trust’ in assessment processes

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Military leaders push back on taking crimes out of chain of command

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National Guard in need of supplemental funds to conduct summer training

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Five Army bases account for one-third of female soldier assaults

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Pay & Benefits

Expanding paid family leave for federal employees faces tough, heated fight

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federal pay raise

House appropriators formally endorse Biden’s 2022 federal pay proposal

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Technology

Pentagon CMMC review aims to address small biz cost concerns, ‘restore trust’ in assessment processes

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USPS, GSA make 7 DC-area post offices permanent PIV card sites following pilot

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House committee supports higher IRS budget to reverse ‘chronic underfunding’

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Workforce

Expanding paid family leave for federal employees faces tough, heated fight

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Nonprofit employers of the handicapped have different procurement rules from other companies

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That $15 minimum contractor wage will make the most work for the government itself

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