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How Congress is forcing agencies to confront telework, and those public service student loans

At least some members of Congress are pushing for telework to become a big and permanent feature of federal employment. The latest gambit is a bill that…

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House committee pushes forward on encouraging federal telework expansion

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(AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)Light from the morning sun illuminates the Capitol in Washington, Friday, Dec. 3, 2021. With Democrats holding a thin majority in Congress, passage of President Joe Biden's sweeping legislative agenda will be a challenge as negotiations continue in the 50-50 Senate. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Federal employees score new bereavement leave benefits in 2022 NDAA

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(AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)FILE - In this Jan. 10, 2021 file photo, Sarah Gonzalez of New York, a Nurse Practitioner, displays a COVID-19 vaccine card at a New York Health and Hospitals vaccine clinic in the Brooklyn borough of New York.  Workers in New York City-run hospitals and health clinics will have to get vaccinated or get tested weekly under a policy announced Wednesday, July 21,  to battle a rise in COVID-19 cases fueled by the highly contagious delta variant. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle, File)

Agencies shouldn’t ask federal employees for vaccination proof, task force says

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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/Julio Cortez)FILE- This Aug. 3, 2018, file photo shows a New Jersey Transit train leaving the Bound Brook Station in Bound Brook, N.J. Federal railway officials say the railroad industry has installed safety technology on nearly 90 percent of tracks where it is required, but “significant work” is needed to ensure the technology is completely installed by a December 2020 deadline. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez, File)

For 30 years, she’s risen through this agency’s ranks, always with the constituents in mind

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Your federal pay raise prospects: Is silence really the best option?

Senate Republicans included a federal pay freeze for civilian employees in their 2021 appropriations bills. So where do things stand now?

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FILE - This Sept. 18, 2019, file photo shows the view of the U.S. Capitol building from the Washington Monument in Washington. The federal government incurred the biggest monthly budget deficit in history in June 2020 as spending on programs to combat the coronavirus recession exploded while millions of job losses cut into tax revenues. The Treasury Department reported Monday, July 13, 2020 that the deficit hit $864 billion last month, an amount of red ink that surpasses most annual deficits in the nation’s history and is above the previous monthly deficit record of $738 billion in April.(AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)

Senators push for max telework in next coronavirus relief package

Congressional leaders haven’t agreed yet to the big-ticket items in the next coronavirus relief package, but members are already pushing for smaller provisions. A bipartisan group of senators want Congress to require maximum telework for federal employees in the next bill.

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