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Lawmakers expanding military spouse employment programs

Military spouses experience the highest unemployment rate in the country. A congressional panel is now pushing for more spouse support in the 2025 defense…

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(U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Erick Requadt)Senior Master Sgt. Paul Kalle, 723d Aircraft Maintenance Squadron first sergeant, speaks with a family during a Deployed Spouses Dinner Feb. 18, 2020, at Moody Air Force Base, Georgia. The monthly event is a free dinner at Georgia Pines Dining Facility designed as a ‘thank you’ for each families’ support and sacrifice while their spouse is deployed or on a remote assignment. The dinner, occurring on every third Tuesday of the month, provides an opportunity for spouses to interact with other families of deployed Airmen, key spouses and unit leadership, as well as provide a break for the spouse while military sponsor is deployed. The next Deployed Spouses Dinner will be March 17. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Erick Requadt)

Fewer active-duty military families encourage young people to enlist

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CMS cyber chief puts focus on ‘soft skills’ in the cybersecurity field

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Agencies have resources available to help close skills gaps, OPM says

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OPM removes two federal skills gaps from its high-risk list, but three positions remain

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Office of Personnel ManagementMargaret Weichert, acting director at the Office of Personnel Management and deputy director for Management at the Office of Management and Budget., holds a challenge coin.

Thousands of federal employees to be asked about benefits this coming fall

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Executive Briefing Series: Talent Acquisition and Retention

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Navy ramping up adoption of new pay and hiring system for cyber employees

In today’s Federal Newscast, the Navy’s Fleet Cyber Command started wide-scale implementation of the Cyber Excepted Service this month.

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CBP hopes new bonuses will convince Border Patrol agents to stick around

New retention bonuses for Border Patrol agents who enter into a 12-month service agreement become available in May.

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A Transportation Security Adminstration (TSA) transport security officer inspects a can which was packed in a suitcase flagged for a seconday inspection at Dulles International Airport in Dulles, Va., Tuesday, March 26, 2019. The can and the suitcase it was packed in was flagged for a secondary inspection at the intial TSA checkpoint the passenger passed through. TSA’s social media presence has been something of a model for other federal agencies _ striking a tone is humorous, but still gives travelers informational dos and don’ts. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)

Does TSA have a retention problem?

In today’s Federal Newscast, A DHS IG report reveals that a quarter of the 8,000 TSA officers who left the agency in fiscal 2017, left within the first six months on the job.

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