Workforce

COVID-19 booster shots

Feds can still take administrative leave to get COVID-19 booster shots

The Safer Federal Workforce Task Force is sunsetting, but federal employees can still take four hours of paid administrative leave to get COVID-19 boosters.

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DHA, AFGE cement workplace policies for 38K DoD health employees

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Small business, SBA, contracting

GOP senators seek IG review to see if SBA office space remains underutilized

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Cybersecurity Microsoft

CISA directs agencies to investigate if Russian hackers stole Microsoft account details

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Veterans Homeless Grants

VA reviewing 4,000 positions at risk of pay downgrade

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Employee

With ‘spying bosses’ on the rise, where do federal agencies stand on employee monitoring?

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State Department/Freddie EverettDeputy Secretary Richard Verma participates in a recording session for Arizona State University’s diplomatic podcast, October 24, 2023.

State Dept workforce in ‘tough position’ with 13% staffing gap, says deputy secretary

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US Capitol, Congressional Staff, Congress

Dysfunction in Congress spoils the work life of congressional staff

The latest research shows wide-and-deep dissatisfaction among congressional staff members.

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Congress War Powers

Some lawmakers offer more teeth to Biden’s Schedule F takedown

Concern remains that the final rule to block Schedule F will not prevent a future administration from resurrecting it

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Amelia Brust/Federal News NetworkUNIONS

OPM outlines how agencies, unions can recreate labor-management forums

If implemented effectively, labor-management forums can improve employee satisfaction, engagement and performance, while also mitigating disputes, OPM said.

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