COVID-19 vaccine

A syringe is prepared with the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine at a clinic at the Reading Area Community College in Reading, Pa., Tuesday, Sept. 14, 2021. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

Contractors say, when they roll up their sleeves to help the government, this isn’t what they had in mind

That vaccine mandate for federal employees and contractors working at federal facilities has got feathers flying. Practical ones, legal ones, constitutional…

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(AP Photo/Matt Rourke)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.  President Joe Biden has directed OSHA to write a rule requiring employers with at least 100 workers to force employees to get vaccinated or produce weekly test results showing they are virus free.(AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)

Small agency, big job: Biden tasks OSHA with vaccine mandate

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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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Joe Biden

Biden will now require vaccines for all federal employees via new executive order

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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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(AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)Hollie Maloney

What the FDA’s new vaccine approval could mean for federal employee vaccine mandates

There’s still a lot of confusion about exactly how agencies will implement President Biden’s vaccine mandate. But one thing that’s really clear is…

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John Kirby, William Taylor

Pentagon to mandate COVID-19 vaccine, as Pfizer is approved

The Pentagon says it will require service members to receive the COVID-19 vaccine now that the Pfizer vaccine has received full approval

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FILE - In this June 10, 2021 file photo, a pair of migrant families from Brazil pass through a gap in the border wall to reach the United States after crossing from Mexico to Yuma, Ariz., to seek asylum. As the delta variant fuels an increase of COVID-19 cases in the U.S., some of President Joe Biden's critics blame the surge on his border policies, which allow some migrants to enter the country to apply for asylum. (AP Photo/Eugene Garcia, File)

USCIS looking to hire thousands to help speed up asylum process

In today’s Federal Newscast, the Biden administration wants to hire potentially thousands of new federal employees to overhaul the asylum process for immigrants arriving at the border.

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