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FILE - In this Aug. 20, 2020 file photo, postal workers load their mail delivery vehicles at the Panorama city post office in Los Angeles. The Nov. 3 election will test California's commitment to voting by mail as the nation's most populous state will offer fewer in-person polling places hoping it will convince more people to cast ballots from the safety of their mailboxes during a pandemic. If it doesn't work, the state could see long lines and frustrated voters on Election Day compounded by coronavirus protocols that will make voting in person slower in a year expected to draw a big turnout. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel, File)

Postal workers reminded they cannot profit from speeches, articles or books about official duties

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FILE - Michael Carvajal, director of the Federal Bureau of Prisons, testifies during a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing examining issues facing prisons and jails during the coronavirus pandemic on Capitol Hill in Washington, on June 2, 2020. Carvajal is resigning amid increasing scrutiny over his leadership in the wake of Associated Press reporting that uncovered widespread problems at the agency, including a recent story detailing serious misconduct involving correctional officers. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call/Pool via AP, File)

US prisons director resigning after crises-filled tenure

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

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FILE - In this Sept. 14, 2021, file photo, a syringe is prepared with the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine at a clinic at the Reading Area Community College in Reading, Pa.  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/Matt Rourke, File)

AFGE asks White House to delay federal vaccine mandate deadline for employees

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Incarceration in the Age of COVID

Prisons and detention facilities, in general, had some of the toughest challenges getting through the pandemic.

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Union leaders say staffing shortages are stretching their agencies thin

This time last year, local leaders at the American Federation of Government Employees were scrambling to resolve multiple crises. Now, they’re highlighting…

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(AP Photo/Michael Conroy)FILE - In this Aug. 26, 2020, file photo, the federal prison complex in Terre Haute, Ind. The federal Bureau of Prisons will begin allowing inmates to have visitors again in October, months after visits were suspended at the 122 federal prisons across the U.S. The visitation plan is detailed in an internal memo issued Monday, Aug. 31, and obtained by The Associated Press. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy, File)

Lawmakers alarmed by high COVID-19 vaccine refusal rate at BOP workforce

Fewer than half of employees at the Federal Bureau of Prisons have accepted the COVID-19 vaccine, even though all of them have been offered it.

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