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Lawmakers push intelligence community to speed up hiring timelines

Congress wants intelligence agencies to work toward hiring most employees within six months.

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Expanded telework just one of many changes in NSF’s new union contract

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30-by-30: CBP shoots for a much larger female workforce

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Agencies have resources available to help close skills gaps, OPM says

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We take a look at the recruiting situation for the US Coast Guard

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Defense.gov/Todd LopezDozens of scientists, researches and engineers from military laboratories around the Department of Defense descended on the Pentagon courtyard, April 25, 2019, to participate in the 2019 DOD Lab Day. As part of the lab day, scientific experts explained the projects and technology under development now that is meant to help warfighters by increasing their lethality and enhancing their protection. / 190425-D-NU123-0001 / C. Todd Lopez / Defense.gov

Certain military laboratories can now pay a top annual salary of $226,000

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Sunlight shines on the U.S. Capitol Dome in Washington, Friday, Jan. 7, 2022. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

Bills, amendments linger in Congress with lasting implications for feds

Part of the lengthy to-do list for legislators by the end of the year, several bills and amendments may have significant impacts for the federal workforce.

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It’s not just low pay causing retention issues for federal firefighters

Although low pay is the most common barrier to retaining federal wildland firefighters, the Government Accountability Office said other factors like poor-work…

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OPM urged to disallow salary history consideration in federal recruitment, pay determination

In today’s Federal Newscast: OPM is urged to disallow salary history in both the hiring and pay-setting processes. The VA is taking corrective action after disclosing the vaccination status of more than half a million employees. And the Secret Service gets some new cybersecurity advice.

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