Administrative changes are the first step in civil service modernization

Administrative changes have the advantage of being entirely within the power of the executive branch, says Jeff Neal. There is no need to wait for Congress…

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Agencies tweak COVID-19 safety plans following Biden’s mask mandate

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DoD improves oversight over private military housing, but with new costs to taxpayers

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executive director of the Office of Congressional Workplace Rights

Office that oversees congressional employee rights having a busier new year than normal

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(AP Photo/Hussein Malla)A nurse prepares a syringe of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine during a nationwide vaccination campaign, at the Saint George Hospital, in Beirut, Lebanon, Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2021. Lebanon launched its inoculation campaign after receiving the first batch of the vaccine — 28,500 doses from Brussels with more expected to arrive in the coming weeks. (AP Photo/Hussein Malla)

Agencies should offer leave to federal employees to get vaccines, new task force says

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New study says sexual assault in the military is starting to hurt overall strength

In today’s Federal Newscast, as sexual assault continues to be a bigger issue in the military, a new study finds it is affecting retention.

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A foreign worker receives her first dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech coronavirus vaccine at a vaccination center in Tel Aviv, Israel, Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2021. Tel Aviv City Hall and the Sourasky Medical Center started administering vaccines free of charge to the city's foreign nationals, many of whom are undocumented asylum seekers. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit)

DOJ employees not required to get vaccine, but agency can ask if they have or not

In today’s Federal Newscast, the Justice Department isn’t requiring COVID-19 vaccinations for its employees right now, but it may have more vaccine information…

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Top challenges for IGs with the new administration

Michael Horowitz and Allison Lerner discussed what the inspectors general community thinks of the top challenges for the federal government in the next year.

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