FILE - In this Jan. 27, 2021, file image from video, Jeff Zients, White House coronavirus response coordinator, speaks as Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases and chief medical adviser to the president., Dr. Marcella Nunez-Smith, chair of the COVID-19 health equity task force, Dr. Rochelle Walensky, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and Andy Slavitt, senior adviser to the White House COVID-19 Response Team,, appear on screen during a White House briefing on the Biden administration's response to the COVID-19 pandemic in Washington. (White House via AP, File)

GAO: Agencies could’ve been more transparent in pandemic response OTA’s

In today’s Federal Newscast, agencies spent billions on urgent COVID-related contracts, but they neglected to report some important award information.

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Executive order contains 72 initiatives on boosting competition in federal contracting

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(AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)The White House is visible as morning traffic builds along 16th Street Northwest, in Washington, Wednesday, March 16, 2016. The Metro subway system that serves the nation's capital and its Virginia and Maryland suburbs shut down for a full-day for an emergency safety inspection of its third-rail power cables. Making for unusual commute, as the lack of service is forcing some people on the roads, while others are staying home or teleworking. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Make telework decisions based on the job, not ‘managerial preference,’ OPM says

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(AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)A postal worker loads a delivery vehicle at the United States Post Office in Cranberry Township, Pa., Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2020. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

USPS lifts mask mandate for fully vaccinated employees amid workforce changes

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Last week of legislating before Congress departs for August recess

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Agencies begin setting tentative reentry dates for federal employees

Some organizations are tentatively eyeing fall agency reentry dates for their employees, but they face pressure from some members of Congress, who want…

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Activists appeal for a $15 minimum wage near the Capitol in Washington, Thursday, Feb. 25, 2021. The $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief bill being prepped in Congress includes a provision that over five years would hike the federal minimum wage to $15 an hour. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Labor Dept. offering sessions for federal contractor minimum wage increase

In today’s Federal Newscast, the Department of Labor will offer virtual seminars throughout August to prepare for federal contract minimum wage increases.

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