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FILE - In this Jan. 12, 2021, file photo resident of Harmony Court Assisted Living receives the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine in Jackson, Miss. With booster doses of Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine now authorized in the U.S., government advisers reconvened on Thursday, Sept. 23, to tackle the most contentious question yet: Exactly who should roll up their sleeves right away? (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis, File)

Range of penalties possible for employees who don’t comply with federal vaccine mandate, attorneys say

The entire workforce has never been subject to a federal vaccine mandate before, and the new policies are prompting questions about how agencies will enforce…

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Tameiki Lee

Biden administration gives federal contractors until Dec. 8 to comply with vaccine mandate

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FILE - This Jan. 28, 2021, file photo shows a stimulus check issued by the IRS to help combat the adverse economic effects of the COVID-19 outbreak is seen in San Antonio. President Joe Biden has proposed more than $3 trillion worth of revenue increases, primarily through higher taxes for corporations and the country's richest households as well as greater IRS enforcement that would target the wealthy. But key lawmakers voiced doubts this week about the size and possible impacts on the economy as congressional committees weighed the measures and a wide array of business groups sifted through the details to highlight what they oppose. (AP Photo/Eric Gay, File)

One economist says the IRS really does need more enforcement horsepower

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Border Patrol union looking to challenge the president’s vaccine mandate may have hit a dead end

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Nicole McMinamin

Air Force meeting recruitment goals, changing mindset around work and training

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(Getty Images/iStockphoto/Smederevac)American soldier in military uniform preventing cyber attack in military intelligence center. An US officer intercepting messages to stop terrorism. Modern warfare system surveillance concept.

Pentagon looks to cement career paths for software acquisition experts

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Chairman Sen. Gary Peters, D-Mich., speaks during a Senate Governmental Affairs Committee hybrid nominations hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, April 22, 2021, to consider the nominees for Postal Service Governors Anton Hajjar, Amber McReynolds, and Ronald Stroman, along with Kiran Ahuja, the nominee to be Office of Personnel Management Director. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

After years of historic absences, Biden’s MSPB nominees face their first test

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Partnership for Public Service

Sammies finalist helped design lucrative spectrum auction process for FCC

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AFGE files new unfair labor practice charge against VA over collective bargaining

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GAO

Virtual immigration hearings during COVID could have gone better, GAO says

The pandemic created big challenges for the nation’s immigration courts, which are used to doing business in person. Inconsistent policies and a lack…

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FERS + COVID = retirement tsunami?

Have your career plans changed some, a lot or completely since the COVID pandemic? Has the retirement tsunami, first predicted in the 1990s, actually started?

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(Photo by: Staff Sgt. James Richardson Jr.)Space Force

Space Force’s talent management system focuses on development, work-life balance

The new military branch has billed itself as a “start from scratch” enterprise, that won’t be held back by traditions of other military services.

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