Agriculture Department

Number of feds who telework regularly went up in 2020 but not as much as expected

In today’s Federal Newscast, while COVID-19 drove a majority of federal workers out of the office in 2020, new data from the Office of Personnel Management…

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49th Public Affairs Detachment/Spc. Vincent LevelevParatroopers participate in a division run along Long Street during the All American Run on Fort Bragg, N.C. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Vincent Levelev)

Next year’s $770B defense authorization act includes a raise

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(Getty Images/iStockphoto/Rawpixel Ltd)Business Meeting

How 5 federal agencies are handling employee reentry in the new year — for now

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Brooklyn Pittman talks as she sits in her car with her dogs after receiving food from an Armed Services YMCA food distribution, Oct. 28, 2021, in San Diego. As many of 160,000 active duty military members are having trouble feeding their families, according to Feeding America, which coordinates the work of more than 200 food banks around the country. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)

Thousands of military families struggle with food insecurity

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CDO Council sees administration’s equity goals increase demand for data

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AP Photo/Ron HarrisWestern lowland gorillas are seen in their habitat at Zoo Atlanta on Tuesday, Sept. 14, 2021, in Atlanta. Nearly all of the zoo's 20 gorillas are showing symptoms of having contracted the coronavirus from a zoo staff worker, according to zoo officials. The confirmed cases of those gorillas tested have come back positive for the COVID-19 Delta variant. (AP Photo/Ron Harris)

The Agriculture Department finds good use for millions of dollars to monitor animals and protect people

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Sammies-recognized USDA engineer extending lives of dams, preventing major disasters

USDA plays a little-recognized role in managing the nation’s dams and Sherry Hunt is a supervisory research engineer who’s led the Agricultural Research…

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Mayda Mauri Perez

USDA looking to stop the next pandemic before it begins

The Agriculture Department is investing $300 million to build an early warning system against the next pandemic.

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(AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)From left, Rep. Ed Perlmutter, D-Colo., Rep. Jamie Raskin, D-Md., and Rep. Joe Neguse, D-Colo., confer after a brief meeting of the House Rules Committee, at the Capitol in Washington, Tuesday, Aug. 24, 2021. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

For federal employees, 3 items to watch in the bipartisan infrastructure bill

As the House sets new deadlines to vote on the bipartisan infrastructure bill by the end of September, here are several provisions that might impact federal employees and their agencies.

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