Lloyd Austin

Austin orders new steps to curb sexual assault while panel studies the problem

Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin is telling the military services to stand up new violence prevention workforces, identify “high risk” bases and assess their…

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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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Forthcoming Army plan seeks to ‘transform’ organic industrial base

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

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Federal contractors describe onboarding in the age of coronavirus

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Manuel Figueroa

National Park advocates call for slow, controlled re-opening

A group that includes many National Park Service former employees and supporters is urging the Trump administration to go slow when it comes to reopening…

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FILE - This Oct. 14, 2015, file photo shows the Food and Drug Administration campus in Silver Spring, Md. The FDA says it is resuming inspections of some of the riskiest foods such as cheeses, produce and infant formula as early as Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2019. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)

Federal food inspectors contracting coronavirus as plants stay open

When you put those burgers on the grill this weekend, remember the 6,500 federal food safety inspectors working in meatpacking plants ordered to stay open.

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FILE - In this Jan. 16, 2019, file photo, doors at the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) in the Henry M. Jackson Federal Building are locked and covered with blinds as a sign posted advises that the office will be closed during the partial government shutdown in Seattle. Videos and reports claiming that you'll have to pay back the relief checks the federal government is sending to millions of Americans are false, federal agencies confirmed to The Associated Press. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)

COVID-19 hits your tax refund

Each year, tax professionals urge people who are due refunds to file early and electronically. Now there’s a new reason to do just that.

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