VHA cuts FOIA backlog in half, thanks to telework infrastructure

Michael Sarich, FOIA director for the Veterans Health Administration, said “FOIA programs are going to be fine if our people are fine.”

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VA’s pandemic hiring spree continues, but Congress wishes reforms could have taken place years ago

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VA says it’s now closer to offer more coronavirus testing to its employees

In today’s Federal Newscast, Veterans Affairs officials tell Congress they’re in the process of securing enough materials to test agency employees.

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National Guard personnel under Title 32 duty status, in which the federal government funds 100% of the cost for the troops. Over 28,000 activated National Guard troops are helping state and local governments with: 🔹 Logistical support in warehouses to support food distribution 🔹 Medical screening and testing 🔹 Supporting correctional facilities Learn more about this and other types of federal support for COVID-19 response:

FEMA prepared for upcoming hurricane season thanks to pandemic response

In today’s Federal Newscast, a possible silver lining of the coronavirus pandemic, FEMA has a headstart as the 2020 hurricane season officially gets underway.

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A portion of President Donald Trump's first proposed budget, focusing on the Department of Housing and Urban Development, and released by the Office of Management and Budget, is photographed in Washington, Wednesday, March 15, 2017. (AP Photo/Jon Elswick)

Telework hasn’t hampered HUD operations says inspector general

In today’s Federal Newscast, the Department of Housing and Urban Development’s inspector general says the agency was generally well prepared for the change to mandatory telework.

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