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FILE - Voters arrive to cast the their ballots on Election Day at City Hall, Tuesday, Nov. 2, 2021, in Alexandria, Va. The first major election day following a year of relentless attacks on voting rights and election officials went off largely without a hitch. The relative calm was a relief to those who oversee state and local elections, but election experts say that might not matter to the millions of Americans who now believe in conspiracy theories trumpeting rampant electoral fraud. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)

Federal employees can now take paid leave to vote and work at the polls

In today’s Federal Newscast: Federal agency CIOs are finalizing plans to create and fund a zero-trust architecture. A former head of the TSA has died….

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(AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)The White House is visible as morning traffic builds along 16th Street Northwest, in Washington, Wednesday, March 16, 2016. The Metro subway system that serves the nation's capital and its Virginia and Maryland suburbs shut down for a full-day for an emergency safety inspection of its third-rail power cables. Making for unusual commute, as the lack of service is forcing some people on the roads, while others are staying home or teleworking. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

More time off at the end of 2021, but not necessarily leaving it on the table

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(AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)FILE - In this March 19, 2020, file photo, a face mask lies on the ground outside the Chateau Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Willowbrook, Ill. Burgeoning coronavirus outbreaks at this and other nursing homes in Washington, New Jersey and elsewhere are laying bare the risks of the industry’s long-running problems, including a struggle to control infections and a staffing crisis that relies on poorly paid aides who can't afford to stay home sick. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh, File)

Federal employees used 58% of special emergency paid leave fund for COVID-19

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