(Bill Clark/Pool via AP)Homeland Security Secretary nominee Alejandro Mayorkas testifies during his confirmation hearing in the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee on Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2021, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (Bill Clark/Pool via AP)

Biden’s DHS pick vows to make employee morale his ‘highest priority’

Democrats had hoped to quickly confirm Alejandro Mayorkas, a Obama-era veteran of the Department of Homeland Security, as the new DHS secretary under President-elect…

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Agencies improving in CX but need to worry less about digital – more about human design

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Shhhh, we’re not talking about a government shutdown, are we?

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Des Moines Area Religious Council Food Pantry worker Patrick Minor pulls a package of ground pork out of a cooler during a pantry stop, Wednesday, May 20, 2020, in Des Moines, Iowa. As food banks have struggled to meet soaring demand from people suddenly out of work because of the coronavirus outbreak, it has been especially troubling to see farmers have to bury produce, dump milk and euthanize hogs. Now some states are spending more money to help pay for food that might otherwise go to waste, the U.S. Agriculture Department is spending $3 billion to help get farm products to food banks, and U.S. senator is seeking $8 billion more to buy farm produce for food banks. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

Agencies may not have gotten the best deals on coronavirus contracts

In today’s Federal Newscast, agencies have spent almost $18 billion on goods and services in response to the coronavirus pandemic from March to June, and…

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Law firm says feds may be entitled to compensation for COVID exposure

In today’s Federal Newscast, a Washington D.C. attorney says hundreds of thousands of federal employees are potential plaintiffs in this class action suit.

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FILE - In this March 18, 2020, file photo a National Park Service worker picks up trash along the drained Lincoln Memorial Reflecting Pool as the Washington Monument and the U.S. Capitol are seen in the distance in Washington, at sunrise. Nearly 3,000 federal workers have filed compensation claims for having contracted COVID-19 on the job, a number that is expected to double by early next month, according to a Department of Labor review. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)

Thousands of feds apply for coronavirus workers’ compensation

In today’s Federal Newscast, about 4,000 federal employees have filed workers’ compensation claims with the Labor Department due to COVID-19.

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