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Agencies should promote existing workplace flexibilities in federal AI hiring, OPM says

Agencies should offer pay bonuses, faster leave accrual and telework flexibilities, OPM said in new federal AI hiring guidance.

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National Treasury Employee Union

Schedule F plans show 'far higher' impact on federal workforce than first anticipated, NTEU warns

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Denis McDonough

McDonough says 'tighter fiscal picture' at VA requires careful planning to continue health care hiring

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Biden Congress

Biden and party leaders implore Speaker Johnson to help Ukraine in 'intense' Oval Office meeting

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Join Federal News Network to hear government and industry experts share insights and progress on AI work and discuss how to address the related challenges that all agencies face.

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The 85 percent: OPM’s DeGraff aims to realign FEBs with new initiative

OPM's Kelly DeGraff shares an inside view of what's happening with Federal Executive Boards across the country, and what's in store for them in future.

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Derace LauderdaleThe 85 percent: FEBs burst the D.C. bubble

The 85 percent: FEBs burst the D.C. bubble

Federal Executive Boards, which have been in operation since 1961, each represent roughly 140 different agencies and components. In 28 different locations across the country, boards of senior leaders in government collaborate to discuss goals…

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For FEBs, getting some distance from DC is a good thing

Across the country, leaders of Federal Executive Boards (FEBs) say there are certain comforts of being a bit removed from the beltway.

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Federal News Network's New Hire Guide

Federal News Network's New Hire Guide

New to civil service? We created this guide to provide insights and pointers to first-time feds. Be inspired by careerists and also get pointers to make the transition to your new job as smooth as possible. (Pssst: It includes health and life insurance cheat sheets too!)

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DoD calls for more contracting flexibilities in 2025 NDAA

Pentagon officials are asking Congress to give more contracting flexibilities, address recruitment challenges in the 2025 NDAA.

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NIST

NIST finalizes Cybersecurity Framework updates

The latest version of NIST’s Cybersecurity Framework includes new information on governance, supply chain risks and more.

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Advice for contractors when the government really, really could shut down

Contracting will continue even with a long-term continuing resolution or even a partial government shutdown.

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Industry Exchange Cyber: How to unify your data security approach for cloud and on premise

Start with your organization’s endpoints to secure users and data, recommends Cisco’s Peter Romness in a conversation with the Federal Drive’s Tom Temin. The same approach and tools can be applied to data on premise and in commercial clouds, he explains.

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Biden is summoning congressional leaders to the White House to talk Ukraine and government funding

President Joe Biden will convene the top four congressional leaders at the White House on Tuesday to discuss the emergency aid package for Ukraine and Israel, as well as avoiding a government shutdown next month. That’s according to a White House official, who spoke anonymously to discuss a meeting not yet publicly confirmed. The top four leaders include House Speaker Mike Johnson, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, House Democratic Leader Hakeem Jeffries, and Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell. The Republican-led House is facing lots of pressure to pass a $95 billion aid package for Ukraine, Israel and other national security priorities.

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Navy

Without full year budget, Navy to face $40B shortfall

Russell Rumbaugh, the Navy’s comptroller, said the financial management modernization effort could be delayed if the 2024 budget is reduced or cut.

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VA launches historic health care expansion under accelerated PACT Act eligibility timeline

On March 5, all veterans exposed to toxic substances and other hazards during military service at home or abroad will be eligible to enroll directly in VA health care without first applying for VA benefits.

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Congress, government shutdown

Will Congress get a budget deal done with only days before the first shutdown deadline?

Congress will encounter the first of two deadlines for avoiding a partial government shutdown.

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Defense News

Carlos Del Toro

Navy’s new council aims to mitigate foreign investment risks

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Pay & Benefits

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Are federal employees headed for another big raise next year?

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AFGE government funding rally

AFGE rallies for 7.4% federal employee pay raise, spending deal to avoid government shutdown  

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Spokane VA Medical Center

Special salary rate gives VHA ‘more robust,’ longer-term tools to hire and keep HR staff

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National Treasury Employee Union

Schedule F plans show ‘far higher’ impact on federal workforce than first anticipated, NTEU warns

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