Harvesting some info on the AG Dept’s Agricultural Research Service

Farming ranks among the most technologically intensive and productive industries. One reason is ongoing research. Now the Agricultural Research Service…

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FILE - The emblem of the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission is shown on a podium in Vail, Colo., Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2016, in Denver. A woman who was fired after asking to bring an oxygen tank to work to help her breathe will get $25,000 in a federal settlement. TriMark Foodcraft also agreed to train its staff on what qualifies as reasonable accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act under a two-year consent decree with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the agency said. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

Higher federal workforce diversity is often concentrated in lower pay grades

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FILE - Emissions rise from the smokestacks at the Jeffrey Energy Center coal power plant as the suns sets, near Emmett, Kan., Sept. 18, 2021.  In a victory for President Joe Biden, a federal appeals court Thursday, April 14, 2022 refused to revisit its March decision reviving administration plans to account for potential damage from greenhouse gas emissions when creating rules for polluting industries. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel, File)

Federal agencies need to build an effective foundation for climate intelligence. Here’s how

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(Associated Press Photo)UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT ACCOUNTABILITY OFFICE seal, over hand holding credit card and US Capitol building on money texture, partial graphic

In the post-pandemic era, the government is still perfecting its bio-responses

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FILE - The Department of Health and Human Services building is seen in Washington, April 5, 2009.  The federal Department of Health and Human Services is failing to meet its responsibilities for leading the nation’s response to public health emergencies ranging from the coronavirus pandemic, to extreme weather disasters and even potential bioterror attacks, a nonpartisan congressional watchdog says in a report Thursday. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)

This head of an obscure multibillion-dollar agency, improves health care for millions of Americans

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FILE - Emissions from a coal-fired power plant are silhouetted against the setting sun in Kansas City, Mo., Feb. 1, 2021. The Supreme Court on Thursday, June 30, 2022, limited how the nation’s main anti-air pollution law can be used to reduce carbon dioxide emissions from power plants. By a 6-3 vote, with conservatives in the majority, the court said that the Clean Air Act does not give the Environmental Protection Agency broad authority to regulate greenhouse gas emissions from power plants that contribute to global warming. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel, File)

For their many climate-related missions, federal agencies need robust climate intelligence

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FILE  - This Sunday, April 5, 2020, file photo, shows an envelope containing a 2020 census letter mailed to a U.S. resident in Detroit.  A U.S. Census Bureau director couldn't be fired without cause and new questions to the census form would have to be vetted by Congress under proposed legislation which attempts to prevent in the future the type of political interference into the nation's head count that took place during the Trump administration. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)

The Census Bureau gets a report card on how it learns its lessons

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Brian DomeniciA small number of federal career senior executives have received Presidential Rank Awards since 1980. The president approves PRAs every year.

Meet the federal executive whose career has involved the great outdoors

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Social Security Gender

What the government could do to mitigate identity theft

Despite industry and government efforts, identity data theft still hits tens of millions of Americans every year. The last quarter of 2022, for example,…

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Undergraduate midshipmen salute as they watch the U.S. Naval Academy's graduation and commissioning ceremony at the Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium in Annapolis, Md., Friday, May 27, 2022. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

DoD reports surge in sexual harassment at Naval and Air Force Academies

In today’s Federal Newscast: Sexual harassment is on the rise at the Naval and Air Force Academies. The Department of Veterans Affairs is looking to hire…

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retirement claims

Average time to process OPM retirement claims down by 30 days since October 2021

Office of Personnel Management’s monthly average processing time is down for the first time in almost 2 years.

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