(AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)FILE - In this Nov. 25, 2015 file photo, Transportation Security Administration agents check travelers identifications at a security check point area in Terminal 3 at O'Hare International Airport in Chicago. Fliers who don't have the latest driver's licenses will have a two-year reprieve before their IDs are rejected at airport security checkpoints. Many travelers had been worried that the Transportation Security Administration would penalize them because of a federal law requiring the more-stringent IDs at the start of this year. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh, File)

Agencies see success in customer journey maps — now employees are getting their own

Veterans Affairs recently created the first-ever employee journey map, which the Trump administration sees as a potential tool for agencies. Journey maps…

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Big thinking at SBA prepared the agency for the pandemic telework scenario

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USCIS threatens furloughs amid budget shortfall, TSA to offer more early retirements

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GSA releases tool for monitoring agency spending to contractors

In today’s Federal Newscast, the General Services Administration makes its governmentwide category management awards exploration tool publicly available.

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Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert Wilkie speaks during a coronavirus task force briefing at the White House, Sunday, April 5, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

Veterans Affairs lays out reopening plan for facilities

In today’s Federal Newscast, Veterans Affairs has a new plan to eventually resume normal operations for its hospitals, cemeteries and benefits offices.

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Vacation on hold? House bill would allow feds to carry over unused annual leave

A new bill from Rep. Jennifer Wexton (D-Va.) would allow federal employees to federal employees can hold onto the annual leave they may have to forfeit at the end of the year because of the coronavirus pandemic. Other lawmakers, including a bipartisan group of nearly 20 senators, are advocating for hazard pay for certain frontline workers.

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