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    BLM HQ move still under review

    Interior Secretary Deb Haaland told a Senate panel on Tuesday, July 27, that a decision on whether to keep BLM headquarters in Grand Junction, Colo. needs to come "fairly soon."

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    Reports: Feds face required vaccination

    The White House is on course to require all civilian federal employees across the government to get fully vaccinated, or face mandatory ongoing COVID testing, according to reports. Exceptions may be made for religious and health reasons, depending on the job and agency.

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    VA mandates vaccination for clinical staff

    VA Secretary Denis McDonough cited the spread of the Delta variant of COVID-19 as a factor in ordering the new vaccination policy.

  • Federal Workers Alliance: Fix the FLRB, FSIP

    The Federal Workers Alliance, an umbrella org for federal employee unions and advocacy groups, is pressing the White House to take action on two key federal labor panels—the Federal Labor Relations Board (FLRB) and the Federal Service Impasses Panel (FSIP).

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    Push is on for IG subpoena power

    After years of failed attempts to strengthen the powers of inspectors general, a report documents a renewed push by IGs, advocates and lawmakers to pass legislation on the issue.

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    The arguments for modernizing HCM systems

    Comment: HCM software can improve efficiency through self-service and automation, enable HR to better address employee wellbeing and engagement, and prepare for the future while aligning HR with your organization's mission today.

  • Pentagon photo by Air Force Tech. Sgt. Ned T. Johnston

    Data trust and connectivity challenge Army network innovators

    The Army is taking cues from blockchain to help make battlefield data more trustworthy for commanding officers. "Immutable" data is data they can be sure of.

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    Union rights cleared for takeoff at TSA

    Weeks after DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas ordered TSA to develop expanded union rights for Transportation Security Administration employees, the union that has long represented them reports progress.

  • Blue Signage and logo of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

    Lawmakers balk at issues with VA's $21 billion health record program

    At a Senate hearing last week, Veterans Affairs Secretary Denis McDonough noted deficiencies in training, including a lack of a real system available for use by clinicians in advance of the go-live date for a new, integrated health care software system.

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