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Bipartisan bill builds on momentum for greater federal R&D spending

The bill directs the Commerce Department to partner with the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine to identify the ten most critical…

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State Dept adds 1,200 to Foreign Service ranks under Democrats’ $12B budget plan

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Omnibus endorses 1% federal pay raise, gives feds more time to repay deferred payroll taxes

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Senate appropriators propose federal pay freeze for civilian employees in 2021

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A bill to make the payroll tax deferral optional, and others worth watching

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Lawmakers again want a payroll tax deferral opt-out for feds after ‘chaotic’ rollout

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What they’re saying about the payroll tax deferral

Military members and federal employee groups worry those impacted by the president’s mandatory payroll tax deferral aren’t getting the message about the…

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Payroll tax deferral will kick in for military, civilian feds next week

The president’s upcoming payroll tax deferral is effective for civilian federal employees when the current pay period ends Sept. 12, the Defense Finance…

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USCIS cancels impending employee furloughs days ahead of deadline

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services has averted impending employee furloughs for now, but the agency warned it would make “unprecedented spending cuts” to avoid immediate hardship on its workforce. The agency said can’t promise it will avoid future USCIS furloughs.

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