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FILE - In this Oct. 7, 2020, file photo, a video surveillance camera is installed on the ceiling above a subway platform in the Court Street station in the Brooklyn borough of New York. State lawmakers across the U.S. are reconsidering the tradeoffs of facial recognition technology amid civil rights and racial bias concerns. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)

Biden administration trying to find happy medium when it comes to facial recognition

In today’s Federal Newscast, Can the government safely and equitably use facial recognition for identity proofing? That’s the question the General Services…

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DOL to expedite claims filing process for 15,000 federal firefighters

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OPM, DOL to use data, early-career pathways to advance hiring equity

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Federal contracting glides on with contractors untroubled by political breezes

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Hard to tell how much impact EO will have on federal pay equity

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(AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)FILE - In this May 6, 2020, file photo, a sign stands outside the Department of Labor's headquarters in Washington. A government watchdog has found that the Labor Department’s widely watched weekly unemployment benefits data are providing an inaccurate reading on the number of newly laid off workers because of flaws in the government’s data collection. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)

Think you understand phishing attacks? Wait ’til you hear this

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(AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)FILE - In this May 6, 2020, file photo, a sign stands outside the Department of Labor's headquarters in Washington. A government watchdog has found that the Labor Department’s widely watched weekly unemployment benefits data are providing an inaccurate reading on the number of newly laid off workers because of flaws in the government’s data collection. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)

The Labor Department adds muscle to its wage and hour enforcement work

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Biden task force releases report to strengthen labor unions

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Sheet metal worker Carey Mercer assembles ductwork at Contractors Sheet Metal on Tuesday, Aug. 3, 2021, in New York. The construction industry is fighting to recruit more women into a sector that faces chronic labor shortages. As spending on infrastructure rises, construction firms will need to hire at least 430,000 new skilled laborers in 2021, according to an analysis of federal data by the Associated Builders and Contractors.  Right now, only 4% of construction laborers in the U.S. are women, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics   (AP Photo/Kevin Hagen)

Contractors have less than two months to create affirmative action programs

In today’s Federal Newscast, most federal supply and service contractors and subcontractors have less than two months to certify that they are meeting…

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How OSHA has dealt with the workload it got handed by the pandemic

The pandemic has made things busy and a little difficult for OSHA, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration.

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Another year, another call for ‘major legislative reforms’ to the federal pay system

The most serious discussions about possible changes to the federal pay and locality system are on hold, at least until the president nominates new members to the Federal Salary Council.

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