Workforce Rights/Governance

(Eli Hartman/Odessa American via AP)FILE - In this May 27, 2021, file photo, National Guard Spc. Noah Vulpi, left, administers the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine to Ira Young Jr. during a vaccination clinic held by the National Guard in Odessa, Texas. Larger U.S. businesses won't have to decide whether to require their employees to get vaccinated against COVID-19. Doing so is now federal policy, although many of the details have yet to be worked out.
President Joe Biden announced sweeping new orders Thursday, Sept. 9, that will require employers with more than 100 workers to mandate immunizations or offer weekly testing. (Eli Hartman/Odessa American via AP, File)

Court orders halt to federal contractor vaccine mandate in 3 states

The injunction applies only to federal contracts in Kentucky, Ohio and Tennessee, but is the first court decision among numerous lawsuits challenging the…

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FILE - A sign is displayed at a COVID-19 vaccine site in the Bayview neighborhood of San Francisco on Feb. 8, 2021. The fate of President Joe Biden’s vaccine mandate for larger private employers may come down to a lottery that determines which federal circuit court will consider the matter. Conservative groups have filed challenges to the rule in right-leaning courts, while unions that argue the rule doesn’t go far enough have done so in left-leaning courts. The multiple cases are expected to be consolidated, and it will be up to a random drawing – expected on Tuesday -- to determine where that will be. (AP Photo/Haven Daley, File)

Federal agencies close to 100% compliance with vaccine mandate as enforcement begins

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Joe Manchin

Administration isn’t finished with its plans for the contractor workforce

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In this Saturday, Oct. 23, 2021, photograph, a sign notifies customers that COVID-19 vaccinations are available at a pharmacy in a grocery store in Monument, Colo. Millions of U.S. workers now have a Jan. 4 deadline to get a COVID vaccine. The federal government on Thursday, Nov. 4, 2021 announced new vaccine requirements for workers at companies with more than 100 employees as well as workers at health care facilities that treat Medicare and Medicaid patients. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

GSA says vast majority of contractors agree to implement vaccine mandate

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(AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)The Rainbow Flag flies beneath the American flag at the Stonewall National Monument, Wednesday, Oct. 11, 2017, in New York. The Rainbow Flag, an international symbol of LGBT liberation and pride, was flown for the first time at the monument. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

OPM will allow same-sex spouses of deceased federal employees a chance to apply for survivor benefits

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union

Federal district court denies two initial attempts at blocking federal vaccine mandate for employees

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In this Feb. 8, 2021, photo provided by the U.S. Navy, Adm. John Aquilino, commander, U.S. Pacific Fleet, speaks with sailors assigned to the USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70). Senior U.S. Navy commanders met with sailors on ships on the West Coast Monday and Tuesday, after two recent racist incidents triggered one of the first military stand-downs to address extremism in the ranks. (Mass Communication Spc. Seaman Apprentice Mason Congleton/U.S. Navy via AP)

Report finds military services still ill-equipped to investigate, prosecute sex crimes

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Mark Meadows

Probe finds Trump officials repeatedly violated Hatch Act

At least 13 former Trump administration officials violated the law by intermingling campaigning with their official government duties.

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Nancy Pelosi, Steny Hoyer, James Clyburn

Congress, you might say, is running out of runway

Congress is out this week and the regular appropriations continuing resolution hasn’t got much longer to go. Is a year long CR in the offing?

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Moscow - Sep 12, 2021: Vaccinated young woman showing COVID-19 Vaccination Record Card, healthy person in mask after getting corona virus vaccine. Coronavirus vaccine shot and immunization mandate.

Legal challenge to vaccine mandate for private employers fast-tracked in court

In today’s Federal Newscast: A federal appeals court is fast-tracking a legal challenge to the president’s vaccine mandate for large, private employers. Hundreds of millions of dollars are headed toward IT modernization. The Secretary of State has named two top diplomats to lead efforts to deal with Havana Syndrome.

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