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An update on a CDC program to improve the total health of people

The words workplace and worker health have taken on whole new meanings in the year plus long pandemic.

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Limits on official travel for federal employees remain in place, even if vaccinated

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Civilian agencies would see a 16% spending boost under Biden’s 2022 budget

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Apples, a melon and a squash sit in the late afternoon light Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2020, on a counter in Phyllis Marder's kitchen in Evanston, Ill. At first, Marder, 66, didn’t tell anyone about going to food pantries. Then she had a change of heart. “Keeping a secret makes things get worse,” she says ’”… and makes me feel worse about myself, and so I decided that it was more important to talk about it.

CDC’s system for tracking food-poisoning outbreaks needs some work

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have developed sound systems to identify and track multi-state outbreaks of food poisoning.

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(Courtesy of University of Maryland School of Medicine via AP)FILE - This May 4, 2020, file photo provided by the University of Maryland School of Medicine, shows the first patient enrolled in Pfizer's COVID-19 coronavirus vaccine clinical trial at the University of Maryland School of Medicine in Baltimore.  Pfizer and BioNTech say they've won permission Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2020, for emergency use of their COVID-19 vaccine in Britain, the world’s first coronavirus shot that’s backed by rigorous science -- and a major step toward eventually ending the pandemic. (Courtesy of University of Maryland School of Medicine via AP, File)

DoD preparing to roll out vaccine, prioritizing what service members will get shots first

Health care workers and strategic troops will get the shot first, but distribution is still weeks away.

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Fire-proof civil servants: Good idea, right?

Federal unions, many good government groups and much of the media have attacked President Trump’s proposal to make it easy to fire hundreds –if not thousands–of career feds now protected by civil service rules.

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