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(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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Should federal employees get hazard pay during the pandemic?

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Bicyclists and a pedestrian pass through a quiet Manhattan street, Thursday, March 26, 2020, during the coronavirus pandemic in New York. Because of Gov. Andrew Cuomo's

DOJ instructs state, local law enforcement to excuse feds traveling for work from lock downs

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(AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)FILE - This March 27, 2008, file aerial photo shows the Pentagon in Washington. The U.S. military wants to expand its use of artificial intelligence in warfare but says it will take care to deploy the technology in accordance with the nation’s values. The Pentagon outlined its first AI strategy on Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2019. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak, File)

Marijuana, space and Star Wars: 2019 was wild for the military, here’s what 2020 holds

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Despite court decision, unions still feel impacts of Trump’s workforce executive orders

At least three agencies have issued bargaining proposals that are similar to the provisions outlined in the President’s three workforce executive orders,…

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Can the federal workforce be reorganized out of a job?

Heather White, federal employment lawyer and partner at the Federal Practice Group, thinks the proposed merger of the departments of Labor and Education…

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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 the White House is earning some praise, but a lot of skepticism.

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