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Labor Dept backs state-by-state refresh of UI benefits systems rocked by pandemic

The Labor Department is embarking on a state-by-state refresh of unemployment insurance (UI) systems pushed to their limits at the height of the pandemic.

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National Archives and Records Administration

National Archives clears pandemic-era backlog for vet records, seeks to digitize decades of paper

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The Labor Department building

Labor Dept watchdog offers buyouts, early retirement to cut staffing by 20%

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(AP Photo/Amanda Andrade-Rhoades)Denis McDonough, Secretary of Veterans Affairs, testifies before the Senate Committee on Veterans' Affairs on Capitol Hill in Washington on Wednesday, July 14, 2021. (AP Photo/Amanda Andrade-Rhoades)

VA sets higher in-office work requirements for teleworking employees this fall

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FILE - In this July 6, 2020, photo, a sign for the Department of Justice Federal Bureau of Prisons is displayed at the Metropolitan Detention Center in the Brooklyn borough of New York. The Justice Department on Tuesday named Colette Peters, the director of Oregon’s prison system, to run the federal Bureau of Prisons, turning to a reform-minded outsider as it seeks to rebuild the beleaguered agenc (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)

Federal correctional officers continue the fight for COVID-19 hazardous-duty pay

In today’s Federal Newscast: The White House is being pressured to name a new cyber executive. A couple have senators have drafted a bill to require federal-agency…

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Defense Department’s new wearable device detects illness before symptoms appear

A wearable device developed by DoD’s Defense Innovation Unit uses artificial intelligence to detect signs of COVID and other infections.

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DOD CIO departs

Alleged transgression costs major government contractor $22M

In today’s Federal Newscast: A court awards some Oregon VA employees, added leave and back pay in a COVID-related case. An alleged transgression costs a major government contractor $22 million. And the Technology Modernization Fund Board hands out more millions.

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