Bureau of Land Management

In this May 14, 2021, photo provided by the High Desert Museum, U.S. Forest Service firefighters carry out a prescribed burn on the grounds of the High Desert Museum, near Bend, Oregon. The prescribed burn is part of a massive effort in wildlands across the West to prepare for a fire season that follows the worst one on record. (Kyle Kosma/High Desert Museum via AP)

Biden expands pay, hiring for federal firefighters, but union warns it’s not enough

The Biden administration recently announced a series of steps it would take to improve pay and expand capacity for federal firefighters, but a federal…

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Getty Images/iStockphoto/SeanPavonePhotoWashington, D.C. skyline with highways and monuments.

After pandemic telework, are agency relocations dead?

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(AP Photo/Mike Groll)FILE - This April 22, 2014, file photo shows an employment application form on a table at a job fair in Hudson, N.Y. Middle-age white Americans with limited education are increasingly dying younger, on average, than other middle-age U.S. adults, a trend driven by their dwindling economic opportunities, research by two Princeton University economists has found. The economists, Anne Case and Angus Deaton, argue in a paper released Thursday, March 23, 2017, that the loss of steady middle-income jobs for those with high school degrees or less has triggered broad problems for this group. (AP Photo/Mike Groll, File)

With Biden’s 2022 budget, civilian agencies are due for a hiring spree

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David Bernhardt

Interior long planned for BLM relocation, but leasing cost concerns weren’t the driving factor

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Sen. Martin HeinrichAnne-Marie Fennell, Government Accountability Office

BLM pursued westward relocation without implementing GAO’s recommendations

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David Bernhardt

Less than half of BLM employees ordered to move out west will be doing so

In today’s Federal Newscast, Interior Secretary David Bernhardt says BLM issued 173 relocation notices to employees, and about 80 accepted the move to…

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The undated artist rendering provided by ESa shows the Sentinel-5P satellite which is the first Copernicus mission dedicated to monitoring our atmosphere. It carries the Tropomi instrument to map a multitude of trace gases and aerosols that affect the air we breathe and our climate. (ESA via AP)

Agencies ordered to prepare for GPS outage

In today’s Federal Newscast, the departments of Commerce, Defense, Transportation and Homeland Security are on the clock to figure out how best to secure…

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Agencies could be significantly overpaying for office space

In today’s Federal Newscast, the Government Accountability Office says feedback from federal agencies shows the General Services Administration’s lease requirements cause building owners to charge the government more than private companies would pay for the same office space

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