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 shows the increase in teleworking wasn't as dramatic as expected.
The improved performance is a positive sign for USPS management. However, the latest COVID-19 quarantine figures indicate USPS will continue to contend with employee availability issues well into 2022.
The organization provides some of the most in-depth data on the military community.
In today's Federal Newscast, the U.S. Agency for International Development is ramping up efforts to make COVID-19 vaccines available worldwide.
Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin says no member of the National Guard will be allowed to participate in drills or other training required to maintain their status in the Guard unless they are vaccinated against COVID-19 or are given an exemption.
The Navy and Marine Corps both hit their deadlines for active duty service members to be fully vaccinated on Nov. 28. While the Navy got more than 99% of its sailors inoculated, the Marine Corps has the distinction of being the least vaccinated force.
The agency with the highest vaccination rate is the U.S. Agency for International Development, while the lowest was in the Agriculture Department, according to the data.
The U.S. International Development Finance Corporation, known as the DFC, grew out of a congressionally ordered merger of two older agencies, and mostly funds itself with fees and interest on the loans it provides overseas.
Uncle Sam is under pressure — from both camps in the vaccine issue — to make sure the in-house program is seen as fair and efficient by friends and foes of the mandates.
Congress is out this week and the regular appropriations continuing resolution hasn't got much longer to go. Is a year long CR in the offing?
The Office of Management and Budget is looking to create more consistency in the vaccine mandates, reentry plans and the future of work for the federal workforce.
In today's Federal Newscast, a group of Senate Republicans is joining in the calls for federal employees to return their offices.
Only 800 active duty airmen and guardians, out of an Air and Space Force of about 326,000, said they will not get the COVID-19 vaccination, and will face consequences and possible termination.
Who should be exempted by their employers from a vaccine mandate? In the case of active duty military members, it's not so clear.