FILE - In this Aug. 9, 2017, photo, flags decorate a space outside the office of the Education Secretary at the Education Department in Washington. President-elect Joe Biden has chosen the education commissioner for Connecticut and a former public school teacher to serve as education secretary. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

IG: Education had decent reopening plans for allowing employees back

In today’s Federal Newscast, the Education Department’s inspector general says the agency developed a decent enough reopening plan for its employees during…

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After the pandemic: Work, school may never be the same

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GSA’s coronavirus plan for federal offices needs ‘immediate action,’ IG warns

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SSA looking to recall more field office employees to handle ‘dire-need’ situations’

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With quick return to ‘normal’ unlikely in DC region, Energy Dept. revises reopening plans

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Federal contractors describe onboarding in the age of coronavirus

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Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin speaks during a Senate Small Business and Entrepreneurship hearing to examine implementation of Title I of the CARES Act, Wednesday, June 10, 2020 on Capitol Hill in Washington. (Al Drago/Pool via AP)

Treasury clarifies, PRAC is allowed to oversee all CARES Act spending

In today’s Federal Newscast, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin told the House Oversight and Reform Committee the law allows inspectors general on the committee…

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With the Capitol shut down to tourists, a workman performs a routine cleaning of surfaces in the Capitol Visitor Center, early Friday, March 13, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

GSA updates cleaning standards for federal offices as agencies reopen

GSA is modifying its janitorial services contracts for federally-owned buildings, and will begin issuing unilateral lease amendments on Friday to the owners…

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VA says it’s now closer to offer more coronavirus testing to its employees

In today’s Federal Newscast, Veterans Affairs officials tell Congress they’re in the process of securing enough materials to test agency employees.

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