National Federation of Federal Employees

(Sean McKeag/The Citizens' Voice via AP)FILE - In this March 20, 2021, file photo, Navy veteran Ronnie Jackson, of Blakeslee, Pa., receives a COVID-19 vaccine from nurse Fran McLean at the Wilkes-Barre VA Medical Center in Plains Township, Pa. After more than a year of isolation, American veterans are embracing plans for a more traditional Memorial Day. Advocates say it’s also a time to take stock of the veteran lives lost to the coronavirus and to recommit to vaccinating those who remain reluctant. (Sean McKeag/The Citizens' Voice via AP)

VHA employee vaccinations on the rise amid surge in COVID cases, deaths

The Department of Veterans Affairs said it’s administered first doses to approximately 9,000 additional employees since it announced its vaccine mandate…

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(Getty Images/iStockphoto/RandyHarris)State Dept passport

Passport services union presses State Dept. for more leave flexibility amid COVID-19 outbreaks

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(AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)From left, Rep. Ed Perlmutter, D-Colo., Rep. Jamie Raskin, D-Md., and Rep. Joe Neguse, D-Colo., confer after a brief meeting of the House Rules Committee, at the Capitol in Washington, Tuesday, Aug. 24, 2021. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

For federal employees, 3 items to watch in the bipartisan infrastructure bill

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(U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service photo by Lisa Cox)Practice makes perfect: firefighter Nick Vallardo trains with an engine crew as they prepare for the coming wildfire season. (Lisa Cox, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service)

Interior, USDA to implement pay raises for federal firefighters later this month

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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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(AP Photo/Julio Cortez)The bronze Statue of Freedom, by Thomas Crawford, is the crowning feature of the dome of the U.S. Capitol, shown ahead of the inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris, Sunday, Jan. 17, 2021, in Washington. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

TSP changes, retirement help for former seasonal feds and other bills to watch

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(Getty Images/iStockphoto/fotostok_pdv)Close up of female hands counting US dollar banknotes at the table in front a laptop computer. Woman accountant with money and notebook.

Payroll tax deferral still causing headaches for some federal retirees and seasonal workers

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(AP Photo/Susan Walsh)Donald Trump

Federal unions look to turn the page on Trump’s executive orders: ‘The damage is not permanent’

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(AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)Joe Biden

What Biden can learn from Obama — and Trump — about managing the federal workforce

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(Getty Images/iStockphoto/RandyHarris)State Dept passport

State Dept. tells passport services employees without high-risk conditions to return to work Nov. 16

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(Getty Images/iStockphoto/fotostok_pdv)Close up of female hands counting US dollar banknotes at the table in front a laptop computer. Woman accountant with money and notebook.

Trump aiming for late-September launch of payroll tax deferral for federal employees

All federal providers are working to implement the payroll tax deferral policy President Donald Trump announced earlier this month in an executive order,…

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(Getty Images/iStockphoto/RandyHarris)State Dept passport

State Dept. looks to resume ‘normal operations’ at passport agencies within 6-8 weeks

Assistant Secretary of State for Consular Affairs Carl Risch said the department is looking at a “return to normal operations” at passport agencies…

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VA says it’s now closer to offer more coronavirus testing to its employees

In today’s Federal Newscast, Veterans Affairs officials tell Congress they’re in the process of securing enough materials to test agency employees.

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