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Is the federal workforce due for a big growth spurt?

Agencies have done their fair share of hiring during the pandemic, but the size of the federal workforce hasn’t budged much in recent years.

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Pandemic-induced backlog sparks new efforts to digitize military records at NARA

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(AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)Veteran Affairs building near the White House in Washington, Feb. 14, 2018. An internal watchdog's investigation has found that Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin improperly accepted Wimbledon tennis tickets and likely wrongly used taxpayer money to cover his wife's airfare for an 11-day European trip. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

Expedited hiring can save an agency’s backside, but it comes with risks

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(U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Melissa Marnell)Force Fitness Instructor (FFI) Trainers demonstrate proper pull-up technique for the class of FFI students before executing practical application as part of their course requirement at Marine Corps Base Quantico, Virginia, October 3, 2016. The FFI course is made up of physical training, classroom instruction and practical application to provide the students with a holistic approach to fitness. Upon completion, the Marines will return to serve as unit FFIs, capable of designing individual and unit-level holistic fitness programs.

Quiz: What does the VA health record have in common with a Marine Corps T-shirt?

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(AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)President Joe Biden, accompanied by from left, Council of Economic Advisers chairwoman Cecilia Rouse, National Economic Council director Brian Deese, Vice President Kamala Harris, Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen and Office of Management and Budget acting director Shalanda Young, speaks as he gets his weekly economic briefing in the Oval Office of the White House, Friday, April 9, 2021, in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Civilian agencies would see a 16% spending boost under Biden’s 2022 budget

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Biden addresses another union priority: Cleaning house at federal impasse panel

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At some agencies, acting leadership often outlasted permanent appointees over last 4 years

The Trump administration left open more non-competitive positions near the end of its four years in office compared to the two previous terms. Some of…

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Will Biden give federal employees a shot in the arm?

If there is a plan for vaccination of federal employees, will someone please reveal it?

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Agency RPA use more than doubled in 2020, but where do bots go from here?

More than three years after NASA became the first agency to deploy robotic process automation, the rest of the government has come a long way standardizing the rollout of additional bots.

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