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    Union: More telework, better compensation would strengthen workforce

    The COVID pandemic has exposed old weaknesses, and created new ones, in the federal government's recruiting and retention of its workforce. According to one major union, emphasis on telework and flexible schedules can help address some of these problems—but improvements in compensation, including paid family leave and stronger retirement packages, are needed too. More

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    WH elevates federal customer experience

    A Biden administration executive order aims to use tech to simplify and reduce friction in citizen interactions with government programs and services.

  • Nearly 2000 apply for DHS cyber cadre

    The goal is for DHS to onboard the first 150 feds into the new system next year.

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    Need help with student loans?

    A fed employee organization is partnering with a tech start up to help its members better manage student loan debt.

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    Renewed push by some to cut telework

    A group of GOP lawmakers is angling to reduce the number of feds engaged in telework, citing high vaccination rates and other reductions in COVID risks in tradtional federal workplaces.

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    What's next for security clearance reform?

    Expect new milestones from the DOD’s governmentwide vetting IT and new policies on vetting criteria in 2022.

  • doctor in PPE data analytics

    Vaccination rates tick up slightly among feds

    The number of vaccinated feds has increased, although there are still thousands of pending exception and extension requests to the mandate.

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    Feds on track for paid bereavement

    A provision to give feds up to two weeks of paid bereavement is included in the bipartisan Defense bill.

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    NDAA requires new job data

    The House-passed compromise NDAA also has other workforce provisions, including a change to the probationary period for civilian feds at DOD and paid parental bereavement leave for federal employees.

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    Diversity: Feds see more intent than action

    A recent survey shows the vast majority of feds say management strongly intends to develop a healthy diversity in their workforce. But fewer than half see equally potent action to make that happen on the ground.

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