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Lisa Meincke of Arlington Heights prepares herself to receive her first COVID-19 vaccination administered by National Guard personal Erika O'Meara of Scott Air Force base at Triton College, Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2021, in River Grove, Ill. This was opening day for the mass vaccinations sponsored by the Cook County Department of Public Health. (Mark Welsh/Daily Herald via AP)

Pentagon loosens some of its COVID-19 restrictions

Also in today’s Federal Newscast, the Postal Service expects to raise mail prices in January 2023.

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USPS expects to raise mail rates again next year, warns it remains in ‘financial hole’

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GSA looks for ideas on using kiosks to collect biometric identity information

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USPS looks to shed 50K employees through attrition over 10-year ‘break-even’ plan

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(AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)A postal worker loads a delivery vehicle at the United States Post Office in Cranberry Township, Pa., Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2020. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

USPS scales back next-gen fleet plans, commits to more electric vehicles

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USPS, postal union defends check-cashing pilot despite lack of customers

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(AP Photo/Susan Walsh)A mailbox is seen in Annapolis, Md., Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2020. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

USPS regulator fires its chief data officer following felony arrest

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(AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)A postal worker loads a delivery vehicle at the United States Post Office in Cranberry Township, Pa., Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2020. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

USPS meets financial health goal, falls short on delivery, CX targets in FY 2021

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FILE - A United States Postal Service employee works outside a post office in Wheeling, Ill., Dec. 3, 2021. Four environmental groups that want the U.S. Postal Service to buy more electric delivery vehicles are suing to halt further purchases. The lawsuit, filed Thursday, April 28, 2022, in federal court in California, asks a judge to order the Postal Service to conduct a more thorough environmental review before moving forward with the next-generation vehicle program. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh, File)

Supreme Court rejects challenge to higher USPS rates, but regulator review ongoing

A challenge to the Postal Service’s authority to set market-dominant mail prices above the rate of inflation won’t get a hearing from the Supreme Court.

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(AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)A postal worker loads a delivery vehicle at the United States Post Office in Cranberry Township, Pa., Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2020. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

Imagine an award program where people can nominate friends and then vote on whether they get the money

The Postal Service handed out millions of dollars in employee awards in a program that lacked solid controls. People nominated one another and then voted…

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Dr. Rogers Cain, right, a primary care doctor, confers with office manager Cassandra Robinson, at his practice, Wednesday, Aug. 11, 2021, in Jacksonville, Fla. Cain said it was easier to convince his elderly patients to get the vaccine but his patients under the age of 50 remain skeptical. (AP Photo/John Raoux)

Federal workers injured on the job may soon have more treatment options

In today’s Federal Newscast, a bill passes the House giving federal workers who get injured on the job better access to workers’ compensation.

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