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Federal agencies begin to lift mask requirements for fully-vaccinated employees

Masks are no longer required for fully-vaccinated employees, contractors and visitors inside federal buildings, the Office of Management and Budget told…

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USDA launches agencywide review to explore telework, fully virtual options after pandemic

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USDA will loosen its telework policy, consider new remote work options

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Top Biden administration officials promise to rebuild, set new tone with federal workforce

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Vilsack confirmed for 2nd stint as US agriculture secretary

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Biden taps Rice as domestic policy adviser, McDonough for VA

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How a White House call sparked a Best Places to Work turnaround for USDA

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Navy launches Green Fleet partly powered by biofuel

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Employees drive USDA culture change that leads to $1.4B in savings

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6th annual Feds Feed Families campaign kicks off for summer

The sixth annual Feds Feed Families campaign is now underway for the summer after a kick-off event on Monday. The theme of this year is to “Help Knock…

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Agencies rev up for 2014 Feds Feed Families food drive

June 1 marks the start of the sixth annual Feds Feed Families event where federal employees donate food items and their time to help the hungry. Last year’s…

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USDA says furloughs not expected

Furloughs at the Agriculture Department are looking increasingly unlikely following Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack’s request to shift funding and the department’s ongoing efforts to find alternative cost savings. A USDA spokeswoman confirmed last week that the department wouldn’t have to furlough employees in either the Farm Service Agency or the department’s Rural Development division.

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