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(AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)The General Services Administration (GSA) building is seen, Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2020, in Washington. General Service Administrator Emily Murphy, the head of the obscure federal government agency that is holding up Joe Biden's presidential transition, appeared to know she might be facing a messy situation after the votes came in. Prior to Nov. 3, Emily Murphy, the head of the General Services Administration, held a Zoom call with Dave Barram, 77, a man who was in her shoes 20 years earlier during the contested 2000 election between George W. Bush and Al Gore. Barram said he advised her to

GSA earns top marks under FITARA 12 scorecard

House Oversight and Reform Subcommittee on Government Operations released the latest agency grades on progress around IT modernization goals.

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In this May 14, 2021, photo provided by the High Desert Museum, U.S. Forest Service firefighters carry out a prescribed burn on the grounds of the High Desert Museum, near Bend, Oregon. The prescribed burn is part of a massive effort in wildlands across the West to prepare for a fire season that follows the worst one on record. (Kyle Kosma/High Desert Museum via AP)

Biden expands pay, hiring for federal firefighters, but union warns it’s not enough

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Getty Images/iStockphoto/SeanPavonePhotoWashington, D.C. skyline with highways and monuments.

After pandemic telework, are agency relocations dead?

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(AP Photo/Mike Groll)FILE - This April 22, 2014, file photo shows an employment application form on a table at a job fair in Hudson, N.Y. Middle-age white Americans with limited education are increasingly dying younger, on average, than other middle-age U.S. adults, a trend driven by their dwindling economic opportunities, research by two Princeton University economists has found. The economists, Anne Case and Angus Deaton, argue in a paper released Thursday, March 23, 2017, that the loss of steady middle-income jobs for those with high school degrees or less has triggered broad problems for this group. (AP Photo/Mike Groll, File)

With Biden’s 2022 budget, civilian agencies are due for a hiring spree

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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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(AP Photo/David Goldman)FILE - In this Thursday, March 3, 2016, file photo, a job candidate's resume sits on a table as he interviews for a job during a recruiting event at the Georgia Department of Labor office in Atlanta. One state and at least two cities have passed laws that bar employers from asking applicants about their salary history. Several states have proposed similar legislation in 2017. (AP Photo/David Goldman, File)

Federal HR in need of attention and resources, Partnership says

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Haaland OK’d at Interior, 1st Native American Cabinet head

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Shared services in the federal government: a conversation with Scott Cameron

How is the federal government pursing shared services? When has the Interior Department used shared services? Will the move to shared services change under…

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FILE - In this Jan. 3, 2017 file photo, Michael Regan listens as  North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper announces that Regan will lead the Department of Environmental Quality in North Carolina, at the Executive Manson in Raleigh, N.C. President-elect Joe Biden has picked an experienced but not widely known state regulator, Michael Regan of North Carolina, to lead the Environmental Protection Agency. Regan is head of North Carolina’s environmental agency. (Chuck Liddy/The News & Observer via AP)

Biden picks Regan for EPA nominee, Haaland for interior head

President-elect Joe Biden says he had chosen North Carolina regulator Michael S. Regan as his nominee to lead the Environmental Protection Agency and New…

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SES reassignments could use more oversight, GAO says

Agencies are often reassigning members of the Senior Executive Service with little oversight, the Government Accountability Office found. And the Office of Personnel Management, which has the authority to crack down on agencies when they fail to reassign SES members properly, said enforcement isn’t a major priority.

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