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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

The agency said employees who are not fully vaccinated must still wear a mask in situations where they can’t maintain a six-foot distance. However, the…

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(Tom Brenner/Pool via AP)Secretary of State Antony Blinken speaks with meeting with Chile's Foreign Minister Andres Allamand, Friday, July 16, 2021, at the State Department in Washington. (Tom Brenner/Pool via AP)

Former State Department leaders urge Congress to address chronic Foreign Service workforce challenges

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(AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)Veteran Affairs building near the White House in Washington, Feb. 14, 2018. An internal watchdog's investigation has found that Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin improperly accepted Wimbledon tennis tickets and likely wrongly used taxpayer money to cover his wife's airfare for an 11-day European trip. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

‘Confusing’ chain of command hangs over Veterans Affairs police reforms

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Remote work arrangements spark new questions about old federal workforce policies

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(AP Photo/J. David Ake)FILE - In this April 13, 2014 file photo, the Internal Revenue Service Headquarters (IRS) building is seen in Washington. More than 50 of the largest U.S. companies paid nothing in federal income taxes last year, even though they reported big pretax profits as a group. That's according to the Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy, a group that believes the tax system needs to raise more revenue. (AP Photo/J. David Ake, File)

IRS needs multi-year funding to overcome shrinking workforce, managers association warns

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How agencies are tackling Biden’s new diversity and inclusion order

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In this May 14, 2021, photo provided by the High Desert Museum, U.S. Forest Service firefighters carry out a prescribed burn on the grounds of the High Desert Museum, near Bend, Oregon. The prescribed burn is part of a massive effort in wildlands across the West to prepare for a fire season that follows the worst one on record. (Kyle Kosma/High Desert Museum via AP)

Biden expands pay, hiring for federal firefighters, but union warns it’s not enough

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Federal retirement picks up in first half of 2021, but OPM still takes 2-plus months to process

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(AP Photo/Susan Walsh)FILE - In this photo March 22, 2013 file photo, the exterior of the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) building in Washington. The IRS website to make payments went down on Tuesday, April 17, 2018. The IRS did not have an immediate explanation for the failure. But it said on its website that its online payment system became unavailable at 2:50 A.M. ET on Tuesday.(AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)

IRS HR office understaffed ahead of agency’s hiring surge, watchdog warns Congress

The National Taxpayer Advocate is warning Congress that the IRS has fallen behind on hiring goals in recent years, and that its human resources office…

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Biden’s diversity and inclusion EO highlights struggling federal internship program

The Biden administration’s recent diversity and inclusion executive order directed agencies to reduce their reliance on unpaid internships. But former…

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DHS sees more employee engagement successes, even in a pandemic year

The Department of Homeland Security will launch a new onboarding program for DHS employees and their families, part of an ongoing effort to improve employee engagement.

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