COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy

Number of feds who telework regularly went up in 2020 but not as much as expected

In today’s Federal Newscast, while COVID-19 drove a majority of federal workers out of the office in 2020, new data from the Office of Personnel Management…

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49th Public Affairs Detachment/Spc. Vincent LevelevParatroopers participate in a division run along Long Street during the All American Run on Fort Bragg, N.C. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Vincent Levelev)

Next year’s $770B defense authorization act includes a raise

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Sgt. Serita Unin, a fireteam leader with Bison Company, 1st Battalion, 297th Infantry Regiment, Alaska Army National Guard, poses for a photo on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, March 16, 2021. Unin made Alaska National Guard history by becoming the first infantry qualified woman in the organization after she reclassified into the infantry military occupational specialty last month. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Edward Eagerton)

Growing numbers of service members getting COVID vaccine exemptions

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(AP Photo/Marta Lavandier)FILE - U.S. Army medic Kristen Rogers of Waxhaw, N.C. fills syringes with the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine, Wednesday, March 3, 2021, in North Miami, Fla.  Critics in Florida say a doctor’s signature required for some people to get vaccinated is adding onerous barriers for some eligible residents, especially low-income or minority people who may not have health insurance or access to a primary care doctor.  (AP Photo/Marta Lavandier)

Army says soldiers must be vaccinated by Dec. 15 or face consequences

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In this March 2021 photo provided by Pfizer, vials of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine are prepared for packaging at the company's facility in Puurs, Belgium. On Wednesday, Aug. 25, 2021, the company said it started the application process for U.S. approval of a booster dose of its two-shot COVID-19 vaccine  for people ages 16 and older. (Pfizer via AP)

For federal managers, new vaccine and testing policy brings anxiety — and more unanswered questions

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Congress’ summer break is like a vacation during which you’ve got to keep checking email

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Potential military vaccine mandate brings distrust, support

A former Army lawyer says his firm has received calls from hundreds of service members since President Joe Biden asked the Pentagon to look at adding the…

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Federal contractors who don’t get vaccinated can anticipate business complications

Contractor employees who haven’t done so already need to roll up those sleeves and get a vaccination — that is, if they want to go back on site.

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AP Photo/Matt RourkeFILE - In this May 21, 2021 file photo, a person holds a mask while walking outside in Philadelphia.  New evidence showing the delta variant is as contagious as chickenpox has prompted U.S. health officials to consider changing advice on how the nation fights the coronavirus. Recommending masks for everyone and requiring vaccines for doctors and other health care providers are among measures the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is considering, Friday, July 30. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)

As mask mandates return, Congress has something to say

WTOP Capitol Hill correspondent Mitchell Miller explained further on Federal Drive with Tom Temin.

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