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Under infrastructure law, federal firefighters to see increase in pay

Agencies hope to resolve growing recruitment and retention challenges for federal firefighters with a pay raise and new guidance for career paths.

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USDA joins SSA in telling employees about reentry plans

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

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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

Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus and Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack took part in the opening ceremony Wednesday for the Great Green Fleet, a year-long…

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Jason Miller, Executive Editor, Federal News Radio

The Agriculture Department said it saved more than $1 billion over the last three years by acting more like one organization, instead of a collection of…

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

Secretary Tom Vilsack said employees saw opportunities to buy smarter, telework more and rethink long-held practices under the Blueprint for Stronger Service initiative. He said after saving money across the board on back-office functions, the Agriculture Department\’s goal is to save another $100 million from strategic sourcing.

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