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Telework changes, hiring reforms of 2023 charting a course into the new year

Telework and return-to-office changes at agencies were far from the only pivot for the federal workforce in 2023.

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Senate lawmakers make another push for ‘accountability’ in federal telework, remote work

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A firefighters works to stop a wildfire in Gouveia, in the Serra da Estrela mountain range, in Portugal on Thursday, Aug. 18, 2022. Authorities in Portugal said Thursday they had brought under control a wildfire that for almost two weeks raced through pine forests in the Serra da Estrela national park, but later in the day a new fire started and threatened Gouveia. (AP Photo/Joao Henriques)

Despite massive bipartisanship, a pay raise for federal wildland firefighters is still at risk

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Bill roundup: Committee OKs Border Patrol pay raise, CBP hiring, permanent federal firefighter raise

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The American flag flies at half-staff outside the U.S. Capitol before a ceremony for former Sen. Harry Reid, D-Nev., Wednesday, Jan. 12, 2022 in Washington. Reid will lie in state at the U.S. Capitol as colleagues and friends pay tribute to a hardscrabble Democrat who served five terms in the Senate. Reid will be honored Wednesday in the Capitol Rotunda during a ceremony closed to the public under COVID-19 protocols. (Al Drago/Pool via AP)

Congress is back today, and the federal budget is back on the agenda

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(AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)FILE - Light from the morning sun illuminates the Senate side of the Capitol in Washington, Dec. 3, 2021. The Senate is poised to vote Wednesday to void a Biden administration regulation that requires businesses with 100 or more workers have their workers vaccinated against the coronavirus or submit to weekly testing. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

Death benefits for federal employees killed on the job could see first increase in over 20 years

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Noise from Capitol Hill is starting to sound like a broken record

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(Erin Scott/The New York Times via AP, Pool)Chairman Sen. Gary Peters., D-Mich., speaks during a Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs & Senate Rules and Administration joint hearing on Capitol Hill, Washington, Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2021, to examine the January 6th attack on the Capitol. (Erin Scott/The New York Times via AP, Pool)

Senators introduce bill to incentivize agencies to lease space they don’t need

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(AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)Light shines on the U.S. Capitol dome early Monday, Dec. 9, 2019, on Capitol Hill in Washington. The White House endorsed an emerging bipartisan agreement Monday on legislation aimed at curbing rising health care costs, including taking steps to limit “surprise” medical bills that can plague patients treated in emergency rooms. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

Congress calls for workforce safety plans for agencies, reskilling oversight and more

As pandemic guidelines change, the House Oversight and Reform Committee advanced legislation that would require specific workplace safety plans from federal…

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Bipartisan group of senators ask VA to rank and prioritize unfunded IT projects

A new bill would require the Department of Veterans Affairs to produce a single list of all ongoing IT projects at the agency, as well as a prioritized…

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In this Aug. 13, 2019, photo, Dr. Jasmine Saavedra, left, a pediatrician at Esperanza Health Centers in Chicago, hands newborn Alondra Marquez to her mother, Esthela Nuñez, right, after examination. Doctors and public health experts warn of poor health outcomes and rising costs they say will come from sweeping changes that would deny green cards to many immigrants who use Medicaid, as well as food stamps and other forms of public assistance. (AP Photo/Amr Alfiky)

OPM sheds more light on new paid parental leave for feds

In today’s Federal Newscast, federal employees are learning a little more about the paid parental leave program.

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