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After years of complaints, House committee considering changes to VA accountability office

Democrats and Republicans are united on the need for change at the Office of Accountability and Whistleblower Protection, but they don’t yet agree on how…

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Step increases are ‘nearly automatic’ for most federal employees, MSPB says

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EPA details plans to restore collective bargaining with largest employee union

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VA announces plans to restore collective bargaining and official time

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Army changing how sexual harassment is investigated

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Biden announces nominee to lead beleaguered VA accountability office

If confirmed, Maryanne Donaghy would take over an accountability office that Congress, whistleblowers and the department’s inspector general say has failed…

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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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(Sarah Silbiger/Pool via AP)Secretary of Veterans Affairs nominee Denis McDonough speaks during his confirmation hearing before the Senate Committee on Veterans' Affairs on Capitol Hill, Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2021, in Washington. (Sarah Silbiger/Pool via AP)

McDonough acknowledges productivity concerns with VA’s new EHR

Despite several delays, Veterans Affairs Secretary Denis McDonough said he still believed the department could meet its $16 billion, 10-year plan to deploy a new electronic health record.

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