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FILE - This undated electron microscope image made available by the U.S. National Institutes of Health in February 2020 shows the Novel Coronavirus SARS-CoV-2, yellow, emerging from the surface of cells, blue/pink, cultured in the lab. The sample was isolated from a patient in the U.S. According to an analysis by the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention published Tuesday, April 6, 2021 in JAMA Pediatrics, most children with a serious inflammatory illness linked to the coronavirus had initial COVID-19 infections with no symptoms or only mild ones, new U.S. research shows. (NIAID-RML via AP, File)

Waterborne Legionnaires’ disease bacteria discovered in some federal buildings

In today’s Federal Newscast: OMB Director Shalanda Young warns that a continuing resolution could discontinue hiring. CQ Brown gets the green light to…

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Washington DC USA , Sep 03 2019 : Labor sign and building.

There they go again: Labor proposes overtime for salaried contractor employees

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Workplace Reimagined 2023: GSA’s Nina Albert, Chuck Hardy, Ryan Doerfler on helping agencies rethink federal office space

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Reforming federal hiring: Does the Chance to Compete Act promise more than the government can deliver?

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Raw numbers don’t tell enough of the story about what the acquisition workforce needs for future success

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Blame the lawyers if your agency is paying 10%-to-25% more for certain cloud services

Value-added resellers and other industry experts say the current interpretation of the Advance Payment Statute is causing major headaches for agencies…

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FILE- In this June 15, 2018, file photo, twenty dollar bills are counted in North Andover, Mass.  Record low-interest mortgages are long gone. Credit card rates will likely rise. You'll pay more for an auto loan. The unusually large three-quarter point hike, Wednesday, June 15, 2022 in the Fed's benchmark short-term rate is going to have a lot of impacts on Americans' finances. The hope is that by making borrowing more expensive, the Fed will succeed in cooling demand for homes, cars and other goods and services and slow inflation (AP Photo/Elise Amendola, File)

Feds with upcoming travel plans can expect an increase to per diem lodging rates

For the second year in a row, the General Services Administration announced an increase to per diem lodging rates for federal employees.

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Stuff you are not supposed to buy finds its way into GSA multiple-award schedule contracts

By law and regulation, certain products are barred from purchase by federal agencies, like telecommunications products made in China. Yet the General Services Administration’s office of Inspector General has found, that somehow prohibited products have made their way onto the Multiple Awards Schedule contracts.

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