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IRS gearing up for next filing season but still dealing with 6M tax return backlog

The agency will start accepting and processing 2021 tax returns on Jan. 24, more than two weeks earlier than when it started last year’s filing season.

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Pandemic boosted federal telework participation and overall eligibility

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The North Portico of the White House is adorned with a huge red ribbon to commemorate the annual World AIDS Day, Wednesday, Dec. 1, 2021, in Washington. The Biden administration in its new HIV/AIDS strategy is calling racism

You may not hear about it much, but another virus scourge continues to plague the world

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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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Time for the ‘great resignation?’ Not for the federal government, CHCOs say

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Yearly processing times for federal retirement climb to record high

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For federal employee health insurance, it’s never if, but how much?

Next year’s premium rate increases under the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program are on the modest side, at least compared to recent years. Open…

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Dr. Francis Collins, Director of the National Institutes of Health, gives an opening statement during a Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee hearing to discuss vaccines and protecting public health during the coronavirus pandemic on Capitol Hill, Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2020, in Washington. (Greg Nash/Pool via AP)

Outgoing NIH director reflects on genome discoveries, COVID and what’s next

Dr. Francis Collins was a leading figure in the mapping of the human genome sequence, and he’s worked to translate that discovery into a revolution in…

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FILE - In this June 7, 2021, file photo, demonstrators at Houston Methodist Baytown Hospital in Baytown, Texas, wave at cars that honk at them to support their protest against a policy that says hospital employees must get vaccinated against COVID-19 or lose their jobs. A  federal judge dismissed their lawsuit, saying if workers don’t like the rule, they can go find another job. (Yi-Chin Lee/Houston Chronicle via AP)

Civilian defense employees find out just what will happen if they refuse COVID-19 vaccine

In today’s Federal Newscast, The Pentagon is spelling out what will happen to civilian employees who do not want to get vaccinated.

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