Workforce Rights/Governance

First pulse survey results are out and SSA didn’t do too well

The Social Security Administration came out last or nearly last in nearly every measure in the recent pulse survey that came out from the Office of Management…

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(AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)FILE - In this Dec. 24, 2020, file photo, a COVID-19 vaccination record card is shown at Seton Medical Center in Daly City, Calif. Los Angeles leaders are poised to enact one of the nation's strictest vaccine mandates, a sweeping measure that would require the shots for everyone entering a bar, restaurant, nail salon, gym or even a Lakers game. The City Council on Wednesday, Oct. 6, 2021, is scheduled to consider the proposal and most members have said they support it as a way of preventing further COVID-019 surges. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)

Task force tells agencies how to handle court injunction on vaccine mandate

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(AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)FILE - Light from the morning sun illuminates the Senate side of the Capitol in Washington, Dec. 3, 2021. The Senate is poised to vote Wednesday to void a Biden administration regulation that requires businesses with 100 or more workers have their workers vaccinated against the coronavirus or submit to weekly testing. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

Death benefits for federal employees killed on the job could see first increase in over 20 years

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Nominee for DHS intel office pledges to take on longstanding morale issues

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(AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)FILE - Light from the morning sun illuminates the Senate side of the Capitol in Washington, Dec. 3, 2021. The Senate is poised to vote Wednesday to void a Biden administration regulation that requires businesses with 100 or more workers have their workers vaccinated against the coronavirus or submit to weekly testing. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

A history of the Merit Systems Protection Board and its relevance today

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After five years, the Merit Systems Protection Board looks to finally add three members

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Nurse Ray Akindele processes COVID-19 rapid antigen tests at a testing site in Long Beach , Calif., Thursday, Jan. 6, 2022. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

Agencies must set up new COVID testing programs for unvaccinated, on-site employees

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The Supreme Court shown Friday, Jan. 7, 2022, in Washington. The Supreme Court is taking up two major Biden administration efforts to bump up the nation's vaccination rate against COVID-19 at a time of spiking coronavirus cases because of the omicron variant. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

What exactly is today’s status of the vaccine mandate in the federal space?

The Supreme Court recently heard arguments on the yes-or-no debate for a federal vaccine mandate.

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Pandemic boosted federal telework participation and overall eligibility

New fiscal year data shows 2020 had the highest rates of telework participation and eligibility in nearly a decade, due mostly to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Dr. Manjul Shukla transfers Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine into a syringe, Thursday, Dec. 2, 2021, at a mobile vaccination clinic in Worcester, Mass. As the U.S. recorded its first confirmed case of the omicron variant, doctors across the country are experiencing a more imminent crisis with a delta variant that is sending record numbers of people to the hospital in New England and the Midwest. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

Appeals court deals another blow to contractor vaccine mandate

In a 2-1 decision, the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals worried there’d be no limit to a president’s authority over contractor employees if the government were allowed to impose a vaccine mandate.

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