Former Gov. Jennifer Granholm, D-Mich., testifies before the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee during a hearing to examine her nomination to be Secretary of Energy, Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2021 on Capitol Hill in Washington. (Graeme Jennings/Pool via AP)

Energy Department restarting loan program for clean power

In today’s Federal Newscast, in one of her first moves as Energy Secretary, Jennifer Granholm is reviving one of the agency’s largest loan programs for…

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USPS offers early retirements to non-union employees in agency reorganization

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Congress feels threatened but it doesn’t like the security measures it and its staff are enduring

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In this June 15, 2020, photo, The Voice of America building in Washington. Michael Pack, the head of U.S.-funded international broadcasting is pressing ahead with his shakeup of the Voice of America and sister outlets by naming new leaders for two of its main networks and moving to defund one of the federal government's top democracy promotion initiatives. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Dozens of VOA reporters calling for director to resign

In today’s Federal Newscast, 26 journalists at Voice of America have demanded that VOA’s director Robert Reilly resign after a reporter was reassigned…

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USPS biometrics program leans on its biggest asset: A post office in every neighborhood

USPS awarded a contract to IDEMIA National Security Solutions to expand its fingerprinting services to 4,000 facilities before the end of 2021, in an effort…

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New annual leave carryover policy now in effect for federal employees, OPM says

Under a new, temporary policy from the Office of Personnel Management, many federal employees can carryover up to 300 hours of annual leave from 2020, rather than the usual 240 hours.

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