Amelia Brust, Federal News Networktelework, work from home, home office, federal employees

Telework may be the recruitment and retention solution agencies — and Congress — are looking for

Some agencies have outgrown their formal telework policies in the pandemic, and they’re using full-time remote work arrangements to entice new employees…

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Lankford: Time to ‘reinvent the wheel’ on telework in federal workforce

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House committee clears NDAA with federal paid parental leave fix

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Commission describes dire need for federal recruitment and hiring changes, but will Congress act?

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Amelia Brust, Federal News NetworkSocial Security, SSA, worker, telework

Majority of SSA employees have or will soon begin full-time telework

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Google employees outside its European headquarters in Dublin, Ireland, Thursday Nov. 1, 2018. Hundreds of Google engineers and other workers walked off the job Thursday morning to protest the internet company’s lenient treatment of executives accused of sexual misconduct. Employees were seen staging walkouts at offices in Tokyo, Singapore, London, and Dublin. (Niall Carson/PA via AP)

Skills gaps in the federal workforce starting to have consequences

In today’s Federal Newscast, skills gaps across the federal workforce played a role in nearly half of government’s high-risk areas.

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FILE - In this June 17, 2016 file photo, U.S. Sen. James Lankford, R-Okla., speaks to the new Oklahoma Highway Patrol Officers during their graduation ceremony in Edmond, Okla. Lankford and Oklahoma's four incumbent GOP U.S. House members who face challengers in this year's general election all have massive fundraising advantages and are heavy favorites in next month's general election. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki, File)

Sen. Lankford: Yearlong continuing resolution to avert shutdown ‘terrible likelihood’

When it comes to avoiding wasteful spending in government, avoiding government shutdowns stands out as some of the lowest-hanging fruit.

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Gage Skidmore

HUD Secretary Carson cleared of misconduct in purchasing probe

The Department of Housing and Urban Development’s independent watchdog has cleared Secretary Ben Carson of any misconduct in connection with the order of a dining room set for his office.

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