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White House running out of time to restore functionality to MSPB, congressmen warn

Leaders of the House Oversight and Reform Government Operations Subcommittee are calling on the Biden administration to quickly nominate qualified members…

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Presidential Rank Awards will return this year, OPM says

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Lack of transition support from OPM raises concerns the agency has become politicized

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

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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

John Gibbs, the president’s latest pick to lead the Office of Personnel Management, spent much of his nomination hearing Wednesday trying to reassure senators…

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

The authors of a recent report offering suggestions on civil service modernization say they attempted to bring interested parties together to facilitate…

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FILE - In this March 19, 2020, file photo, President Donald Trump attends a teleconference with governors at the Federal Emergency Management Agency headquarters, Thursday, March 19, 2020, in Washington. From left, Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar, Trump, Vice President Mike Pence, Acting Secretary of Homeland Security Chad Wolf, White House coronavirus response coordinator Dr. Deborah Birx and Adm. Brett Giroir, assistant secretary for health. There’s the standard process for getting urgently needed coronavirus equipment: send a request to FEMA. Then there’s the other way: have a buddy who can pick up the phone and call the Trump White House. Trump’s team has proudly recounted instances where a call to the White House has produced fast results for those who have an in with the president.  (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, Poolm, File)

Senate, House Democrats blast FEMA for unfilled positions

In today’s Federal Newscast, a bicameral group of Democrats say top leadership vacancies at the Federal Emergency Management Agency are unacceptable.

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