The next chapter for battles over abortion in the states

The overturning of Roe v. Wade brings a new wave of abortion debate to statehouses, as conservatives move to further restrict it and liberals press to protect access. Meanwhile, anti-abortion activists say their work isn't finished.

Employee Policy

Biden strengthens cyber coordination between DHS and state, local government

The State and Local Government Cybersecurity Act improves collaboration between DHS and state and local governments by boosting the sharing of information and federal resources.

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The Ultimate Checklist for Onboarding a SaaS Vendor

The following checklist is designed to help you carefully evaluate third-party SaaS vendors to ensure they will make a smart addition to your team.

Employee Policy

Coming: More regs and bills to modernize the federal workforce

Reforms will ease the process of everything from attracting new talent to processing retirement claims, says OPM Director Kiran Ahuja.

Employee Policy

These three federal employees landed in hot water over Hatch Act violations

The Office of Special Counsel announced settlements over violations at three agencies: the U.S. Postal Service, Veterans Affairs Department and U.S. Defense Information Systems Agency.

Employee Policy

Afghanistan watchdog blasts State and USAID for ‘sudden refusal to cooperate’ 

The agencies defended their handling of requests since October and said they’ve “regularly responded” to the office over the years.

Birx: Trump’s dismissiveness of COVID led to a ‘lack of action’

Former pandemic response leader Deborah Birx details how she attempted to sidestep promotion of debunked science and potential political interference with scientific work.

Retirement

Second thoughts on retiring this year

Inflation makes a would-be retiree feel like a deer in the headlights.

Employee Policy

Biden signs bill creating federal cybersecurity rotational program

Certain cyber and IT federal employees will be able to rotate to other agencies under a new law signed Tuesday.

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Reporting on risk in the public sector

Managing risk is a top priority for federal agencies, but agencies can only manage the risks they know about.

TSP

Another TSP transition update

Once again, a weekly roundup of pay and benefits news.

Employee Policy

Top GSA buildings official discusses future of federal offices

“Right now, what I think the opportunity is is to have fewer buildings and better buildings,” the Public Buildings Service commissioner told lawmakers. 

Employee Policy

CISA plans to hire Chief People Officer to boost cyber workforce

Agency advisors are set to vote on a host of draft recommendations which include reviewing the security clearance process for inefficiency.

Jan. 6 Committee hearings show what went right, not just what went wrong

Coverage of the House Jan. 6 hearings focuses on what went wrong that led up to Trump supporters’ laying siege to the U.S. Capitol. A government scholar looks at what went right, both then and now.

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D.C.—Still a world apart

Columnist Mike Causey paints the town—and a few taxi cabs—and then travels on to explore some of the not always well-liked weirdnesses of the nation's capital and home to most fed agency headquarters.

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Union: Fed firefighters finally get big pay boost

Nathan Abse interviews NFFE's president, Randy Erwin, about the good news: Fed wildland firefighters finally got a big raise, at least for two years. But climate change is bringing far more fire danger to our country, and much of the rest of the world.

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Feds celebrate Juneteenth

Feds mark the anniversary of the day slavery was finally abolished in the U.S., June 19, 1865, and participate in events tied to this newest federal holiday.

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Workplace health org celebrates 50th

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has been long supported and supplemented by COSH organizations, also known as councils for occupational safety and health. This month, National COSH is marking its 50th, and still offering resources to agencies and employees on how to improve workplace safety.

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NARFE: Document all civilian and military work credits

NARFE will host a helpful online retirement event July 7, advising feds on how to make sure they get credit for all of their service.