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Austin orders new steps to curb sexual assault while panel studies the problem

Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin is telling the military services to stand up new violence prevention workforces, identify “high risk” bases and assess their…

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Now that a return to the office is within sight, what the government really needs is a strategy

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Past marijuana use doesn’t rule out federal jobs for applicants, OPM says

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Improving SES diversity takes work from leaders as well as lower ranks

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Administrative changes are the first step in civil service modernization

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With widespread interest in ‘burrowing,’ OPM offers up a few reminders

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An influential group has a list of ideas for the future of US maritime power

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Here’s a three-step program for beleaguered feds

“Go forth, do the people’s business, and be kind to one another,” says a retired fed.

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(AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)FILE - This June 21, 2013, file photo, shows the seal affixed to the front of the Department of Veterans Affairs building in Washington.  In a federal lawsuit filed this week, U.S. Navy veteran from South Carolina says he ended up with “full-blown AIDS,” because government health care workers never informed him of his positive test result in 1995. He says the test was done as part of standard lab tests at a U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs medical center in Columbia, South Carolina. A V.A. spokeswoman says the agency typically does not comment on pending litigation. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak, File)

Oversight offices see glimmers of progress in DoD, VA electronic health records

Tests on VA’s new system showed more than 500 serious problems as recently as last summer. The department managed to resolve or work around almost all…

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Survey: Has the pandemic changed your views on retirement?

Federal retirements dipped to a 10-year low in 2020. With the pandemic changing the way federal employees work and live, are you thinking about your retirement plans differently today? Tell us about your retirement plans in Federal News Network’s anonymous, online survey.

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