Debra D'Agostino

(AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)FILE - In this March 29, 2021 file photo, a worker readies syringes with the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine in Metairie, La. Moderna plans to expand the size of its study in younger children to better detect rare side effects. The company said Monday, July 26, 2021 it is in talks with the Food and Drug Administration to enroll more patients in its study of the vaccine in children under 12 years old and younger. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert, File)

Possible vaccine mandate for federal employees raises host of tricky questions, attorneys say

Federal employees may soon face a new vaccine mandate, or at least stricter requirements from the Biden administration. Guidance on the legality of vaccine…

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(AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)FILE- In this March 30, 2019, file photo the Dome of the U.S. Capitol Building is visible as cherry blossom trees bloom on the West Lawn in Washington. The number of people seeking U.S. unemployment benefits fell to its lowest level since late 1969, a sign that employers are holding onto their workers despite signs of a slowing economy. Weekly applications for jobless aid fell 10,000 to a seasonally adjusted 202,000, the Labor Department said Thursday, April 4. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, FIle)

Congress again ponders the next round of whistleblower reform

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Whistleblower retaliation: Wrong when Nixon did it, wrong now, and — fingers crossed — wrong tomorrow

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Lack of quorum hits 3-year mark at MSPB, with no clear end in sight

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4 of 7 border patrol agents recommended for firing after Facebook posts still on the job

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Smith, federal union pan Space Force for proposed employee rights

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Federal leaders say civil service merit principles are timeless. But is OPM?

The Trump administration’s proposal to shift all personnel policy offices currently housed within the Office of Personnel Management to a new entity within…

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HUD tells union to vacate federal office space, citing executive orders

The Department of Housing and Urban Development wants to engage in mid-term negotiations with AFGE over official time.

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Debra D’Agostino: Time to end wrongheaded approach to civil service reform

Longer probation, shorter appeal deadlines, arbitrary pay for performance, they’ve already hit some federal employees and might be headed your say.

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