Congress, employee groups ramp up pressure to block Schedule F executive order

House Democrats, good government groups and federal employee associations are urging congressional appropriators to include language blocking the president’s…

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Senate Democrats introduce new bill to block Schedule F executive order

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Federal workforce needs to be a priority — no really, a top priority this time, advocates say

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SES reassignments could use more oversight, GAO says

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Feds are still struggling to balance work and childcare. But there’s a program that could help.

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OPM nominee insists past rhetoric is behind him, says discrimination has no place in government

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New civil service report meant to bring people together has driven them apart

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An American flag flies above the White House, Sunday, July 19, 2020, in Washington, a day after it flew at half-staff in remembrance of Rep. John Lewis, D-Ga. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

Federal human capital — including OPM — need a sweeping overhaul, affinity groups say

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Michigan Senator asks agencies for more details on their reopening plans

In today’s Federal Newscast, top Democrat on Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee wants more details on agency reopening plans.

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Updated: Trump administration to cancel Presidential Rank Awards this year

Citing the coronavirus pandemic and ongoing economic uncertainty, the Trump administration said Monday it will cancel the highest honors for career civil…

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Commission describes dire need for federal recruitment and hiring changes, but will Congress act?

Out of 164 recommendations the National Commission on Military, National and Public Service made recently to Congress, federal recruitment, hiring and workforce challenges captured the most attention.

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