National Guard

Military exchanges open to DoD civilian employees, retirees next month

The new customer base for AAFES, NEX and MCX outlets will include currently-serving DoD and Coast Guard civilians and retirees.

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SBA executives ‘beyond doubt’ that teleworking employees are more productive

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OPM launches employee survey initiative to update job competency models

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Agencies struggle to find qualified talent through public job postings, even with skills assessments

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Retirement claims backlog continues to rise, exceeding January’s 8-year record

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Is there a STEM job or SES slot with your name on it?

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Recruiting science and technology workforce on GAO’s High Risk List

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(AP Photo/David Goldman)FILE - In this Thursday, March 3, 2016, file photo, a job candidate's resume sits on a table as he interviews for a job during a recruiting event at the Georgia Department of Labor office in Atlanta. One state and at least two cities have passed laws that bar employers from asking applicants about their salary history. Several states have proposed similar legislation in 2017. (AP Photo/David Goldman, File)

Federal HR in need of attention and resources, Partnership says

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502nd Air Base Wing Public Affai/Sarayuth PinthongU.S. Air Force basic military training trainees are issued personal computers during in-processing as part of a pilot test under a Cooperative Research and Development Agreement partnership at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas, Dec. 11, 2019. The computers replace all hard copy

textbooks BMT trainees currently use with the intent to help BMT assess learning outcomes, value and return on investment. (U.S. Air Force photo by Sarayuth Pinthong)

Air Force trying to diversify its largely white, male pilot corps with new strategy

The Air Force’s pilot corps is 93.6% male and 87.6% white; those demographics are grossly different from the 21% of women and at least 25% of the other…

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FILE - This April 22, 2014, file photo shows an employment application form on a table during a job fair at Columbia-Greene Community College in Hudson, N.Y. On Thursday, June 8, 2017, the Labor Department reports on the number of people who applied for unemployment benefits a week earlier. (AP Photo/Mike Groll, File)

Agencies get more time to use pandemic hiring authority

In today’s Federal Newscast, agencies now have more time to use a special hiring flexibility to bring on talent during the pandemic.

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FILE - In this Aug. 15, 2019 file photo, marijuana grows at an indoor cannabis farm in Gardena, Calif. Top prosecutors in the vast majority of Arizona counties are dropping all existing possession of marijuana cases even before a new voter-approved law eliminating criminal penalties for having small amounts of the drug takes effect when results of the Nov. 3, 2020 election are certified. An Associated Press survey of county attorneys received responses from 13 of 15 elected county attorneys, all of whom said they were either immediately dropping existing cases or in one case pausing prosecutions and planning to drop them when Proposition 207 goes into effect.  (AP Photo/Richard Vogel, File)

Lawmakers want to even out the rules for federal employees and prior cannabis use

In today’s Federal Newscast, a group of lawmakers urge President Joe Biden to backpedal firings and suspensions of White House staffers for prior cannabis use.

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