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In today's Federal Newscast, bicameral lawmakers are urging the Office of Personnel Management to share its plan to reduce wait times for processing federal employees’ retirement claims.
In today's Federal Newscast, an IRS watchdog says agency employees don’t have a proper channel to offer their feedback.
In today's Federal Newscast, U.S. intelligence officers have new restrictions on working for foreign governments when they retire.
In today's Federal Newscast: Some transportation security officers could receive upwards of a 40% pay raise. The State Department looks to Mastercard for its latest deputy secretary. And the Department of Homeland Security is looking to harness artificial intelligence.
In today's Federal Newscast: Congressman Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) has introduced a bill to create another TSP investment option. GSA's Sonny Hashmi logs in to an oversight committee's hot seat. And Sen. Cory Booker (D-N.J.) is troubled by a glitch-plagued app for migrants.
In today's Federal Newscast: After eight years of double and triple billing DoD for genetic tests, LabCorp pays a $2.1 million settlement. An IRS watchdog says the agency's uncollected taxes estimate in not clear enough. And House Democrats want to create another investment option for TSP participants.
In today's Federal Newscast: The Navy's former CIO docks his private-sector ship at Google Public Sector. A new Executive Order prevents agencies from using some commercial spyware. And federal employees in Shenandoah National Park have geography to thank for a pay increase.
In today's Federal Newscast: A bill is reintroduced to establish an IG office for the agency that manages the Thrift Savings Plan. The Postal Service surpasses more than $2 billion in losses so far this fiscal year. And the Biden administration is figuring out a way to bring some standardization to how agencies hire cyber workers.
In today's Federal Newscast: A new House subcommittee chairman pledges to conduct rigorous oversight of CISA. All 44 Army installations institute the military housing Tenant Bill of Rights. And the White House is putting up $250 million to help make federal buildings more climate friendly.
In today's Federal Newscast: Raising duplication issues, lawmakers takes aim at changing how agencies buy software. Firms that get CHIPS Act money might need to avoid expanding their operations to places like China and Russia. And senators are trying again to create a reserve force of civilian cyber workers.
In today's Federal Newscast: A policy change dramatically boosts workers' comp acceptance rates for federal firefighters with heart problems and certain cancers. The Veterans Benefits Administration continues its hiring spree to handle a record workload. And HUD's Inspector General has her sights set on environmental justice.
In today's Federal Newscast: A southern Virginia Army base gets a name change on Friday. The IG says bad computer passwords are putting the FDIC at risk. And the National Security Agency hits an all-time high in hiring people with disabilities.
In today's Federal Newscast: OPM gives agencies an extension to waive certain leave policies for essential federal workers. The Defense Department has started a new working group to implement its suicide prevention policies. And comments on a new shared services framework are due this week.
In today's Federal Newscast: The IRS Taxpayer Advocate wants more money budgeted for taxpayer service and IT modernization, and less for enforcement. The Biden Administration wants higher pay for federal firefighters. And the federal workforce is becoming slightly more diverse.