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FILE - In this Jan. 5, 2021 file photo, Fulton County Georgia elections workers process absentee ballots for the Senate runoff election in Atlanta.  When voters in Florida and Georgia request mailed ballots next year, they will have to make sure they do one more thing before sending it in: provide proof of identification.  (AP Photo/Ben Gray, File)

Postal Service agrees to provide more transparency during election season

In today’s Federal Newscast, the Postal Service settles another lawsuit stemming from the 2020 presidential election.

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New campaign asks service members to share stories to push sexual assault reforms farther

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FILE - Freshman midshipmen, known as plebes, climb ropes on an obstacle course during Sea Trials, a day of physical and mental challenges that caps off the freshman year at the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Md., May 13, 2014. The Navy is adding two weeks to boot camp in a major overhaul aimed at improving recruits' war fighting and emergency skills while also focusing on character issues such as sexual assault, hazing and extremism in the ranks. Navy officials say expanding boot camp to 10 weeks will provide more leadership training and ensure sailors are reporting to their jobs better prepared for duty. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)

Biden signs order making sexual harassment a punishable offense in military

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FILE - In this Sept. 16, 2015, file photo, beachgoers keep an eye on the seals swimming at Coast Guard Beach in North Eastham, Mass. Stephen Leatherman, a coastal scientist and professor at Florida International University, has been drafting a list of the best beaches in the U.S. under the alias

How the Merchant Marine Academy can get past the sexual assault problem at sea and everywhere else

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A nonprofit law group is trying to help maritime midshipmen facing assault at sea

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Biden’s DEIA strategy seeks to better understand federal employees’ challenges

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In this Feb. 8, 2021, photo provided by the U.S. Navy, Adm. John Aquilino, commander, U.S. Pacific Fleet, speaks with sailors assigned to the USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70). Senior U.S. Navy commanders met with sailors on ships on the West Coast Monday and Tuesday, after two recent racist incidents triggered one of the first military stand-downs to address extremism in the ranks. (Mass Communication Spc. Seaman Apprentice Mason Congleton/U.S. Navy via AP)

Report finds military services still ill-equipped to investigate, prosecute sex crimes

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EEOC reminds federal managers how to avoid common complaints

Attorney Elyssa Santos-Abrams hosted the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s latest Federal Sector Case Update workshop for attorneys, mediators,…

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Navy’s top doctor says it may be time to require COVID-19 vaccine for service members

In today’s Federal Newscast, the Navy surgeon general says he favor a vaccine mandate for military members.

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Biden creates sweeping diversity and inclusion initiative through new executive order

The executive order, which President Joe Biden signed Friday, addresses everything from unpaid federal internships and pay equity for members of underserved communities to diversity and inclusion training and gender-neutral pronouns.

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