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Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, speaks as FBI Director Christopher Wray testifies before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, March 2, 2021. (Mandel Ngan/Pool via AP)

Senator looking into potential pay abuse at ATF

In today’s Federal Newscast, Senator Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) is looking into pay abuse at the law enforcement agency.

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FILE - In this Aug. 14, 2015, file photo, water flows through a series of sediment retention ponds built to reduce heavy metal and chemical contaminants from the Gold King Mine outside Silverton, Colo. The Gold King and other mines in the area are now part of a Superfund cleanup project. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced Thursday, June 14, 2018, it plans to take a series of interim cleanup steps at some of the sites while it searches for a longer-term solution. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley, File)

Legal expert says ‘bad idea’ to remediate PFAS contamination using EPA’s Superfund system

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(AP Photo/Matt Rourke)FILE - In this Sept. 14, 2021 file photo, a syringe is prepared with the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine at a clinic at the Reading Area Community College in Reading, Pa.  President Joe Biden has directed OSHA to write a rule requiring employers with at least 100 workers to force employees to get vaccinated or produce weekly test results showing they are virus free.(AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)

Small agency, big job: Biden tasks OSHA with vaccine mandate

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(U.S. Air Force photo by Nicholas Pilch)Lt. Col. Glenn Cameron, 60th Civil Engineer Squadron commander, participates in a test-virtual reality program meant to replace the suicidal awareness computer-based training Feb. 18, 2021, at Travis Air Force Base, California. The suicidal prevention training is being tested at Scott and Travis AFBs and is the only training across the Department of Defense of its kind. (U.S. Air Force photo by Nicholas Pilch)

Air Force turns to virtual reality to combat sexual assault

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GAOCary Russell, GAO

123 service members killed in training vehicle accidents over 10 years, GAO review says

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Bob Tobias, professor at the Key Executive Leadership program of American University

Returning to the office, it’s about a lot more than the office or the building

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U.S. Navy/MC2 Markus CastanedaPHILIPPINE SEA (June 8, 2019) The amphibious transport dock ship USS Green Bay (LPD 20) and the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force amphibious transport dock ship JS Kunisaki (LST 4003) sail in formation during a training exercise with other U.S. Navy and Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force warships. Ashland is underway conducting routine operations as part of the Wasp Amphibious Ready Group (ARG) in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Markus Castaneda/Released)190608-N-WI365-1036

Watchdog: Ex-Navy auditor sexually harassed female workers

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executive director of the Office of Congressional Workplace Rights

Office that oversees congressional employee rights having a busier new year than normal

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Federal employees disheartened by Capitol riots but unsure how to rectify damage

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(Victoria Evans)Soldiers in initial military training at Fort Jackson, S. C., line up to eat, May 11, 2020. (Victoria Evans)

Forthcoming Army plan seeks to ‘transform’ organic industrial base

Billions have been spent to overhaul the Army’s aging weapons plants, but officials say the system needs a fundamental rethinking to make it agile enough…

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FILE - In this Aug. 6, 2019, file photo, National Nuclear Security Administration administrator Lisa Gordon-Hagerty talks about her agency's work to reduce global nuclear threats during a business conference in Albuquerque, N.M.  Lisa Gordon-Hagerty will visit New Mexico Thursday, July 16, 2020 as part of a nationwide tour of the federal government's nuclear security operations.  (AP Photo/Susan Montoya Bryan, File)

NNSA leader traveling to all sites to get situation report

There are 50,000 people working in the Energy Department’s nuclear security enterprise and for obvious reasons, most of them haven’t had the option of…

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Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) at Federal Triangle in Washington D.C.

EPA employees fear phase three reopening, declare ‘no confidence’ in agency safety efforts

Nearly 700 employees at the Environmental Protection Agency said they have no confidence in leadership’s ability to keep them safe during the pandemic. They’re asking to continue telework until an effective vaccine is available.

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