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Presidential Rank Awards will return this year, OPM says

The Office of Personnel Management will accept nominations for the 2021 Presidential Rank Awards through April 9. The previous administration canceled…

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Top Biden administration officials promise to rebuild, set new tone with federal workforce

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Past marijuana use doesn’t rule out federal jobs for applicants, OPM says

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Administrative changes are the first step in civil service modernization

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Agencies tweak COVID-19 safety plans following Biden’s mask mandate

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With widespread interest in ‘burrowing,’ OPM offers up a few reminders

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A woman gets her shot of the AstraZeneca COVID vaccine at the Magdalena Contreras borough of Mexico City, Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2021, as Mexico begins to vaccinate people over the age of 60 against the new coronavirus. (AP Photo/Marco Ugarte)

DMV lawmakers want government to have its own batch of COVID vaccines for federal workers

In today’s Federal Newscast, lawmakers in the national capital region say the federal government should get its own supply to vaccinate federal workers.

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Snow falls on the White House during a winter storm, Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)

DC-area federal offices closed Thursday due to winter storm

Federal offices in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area are closed Thursday, the Office of Personnel Management announced Wednesday night. Most federal…

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(AP Photo/Hussein Malla)A nurse prepares a syringe of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine during a nationwide vaccination campaign, at the Saint George Hospital, in Beirut, Lebanon, Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2021. Lebanon launched its inoculation campaign after receiving the first batch of the vaccine — 28,500 doses from Brussels with more expected to arrive in the coming weeks. (AP Photo/Hussein Malla)

Agencies should offer leave to federal employees to get vaccines, new task force says

Agencies should offer administrative leave to federal employees to get a COVID-19 vaccine, the Safer Federal Workforce Task Force says. The task force also suggested employees who ignore the mask mandate could face disciplinary action.

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