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Military spouse? Use your hiring preference!

Military spouses have an edge at hiring time for federal jobs, and its one that if you qualify can be accessed online, without any in-person hurdles.

House bill contains nearly $800 million for CISA

The funding would support the implementation of President Joe Biden's May EO on cybersecurity and workforce development.

Feds win scholarships

Several employee families received one union’s scholarships this month, targeted at worthy feds or family members whose education will serve the wider community

WH issues firm vaccine mandate

The White House issued an executive order Sept. 9, with a strict mandate requiring executive branch federal employees to get fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Federal employee organizations and unions, with some exceptions, have been generally supportive.

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Early retirement? For some, it makes sense

Most retirement advisors are very cautious, focusing on the need for adequate savings and pension to be on hand, before calling it a day at the office. This week, however, we talked with a popular advisor who focuses on less-discussed subjects: finding the courage to retire, and satisfying a continuing need for a full life with some adventure and joy.

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Thrift Savings Share Prices as of September 20, 2021

Unions press for LEO equity

Thousands of federal officers who put their lives in harm's way do not qualify for the benefits offered to most law enforcement officers (LEOs). They are simply not classified in the same way as those who qualify for the more generous benefits. Once again, employees and their representatives are pushing Congress to correct the problem.

9/11: Feds remember

Federal employees and organizations representing them joined this this month to honor those who died in the 9/11 attacks, 20 years ago.

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WH vaccine EOs inapplicable on Hill

A new fact-check report reminds the public that White House personnel directives apply to executive branch employees, not to employees of Congress.

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BLM to bring leadership back to D.C.

The Interior Department is reversing a Trump administration move to put the Bureau of Land Management in Grand Junction, Colo., but the new outpost will now serve as a Western headquarters.

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Poll: Most favor COVID mandates

A new survey shows about three-fourths of Americans have seen their concerns rise about the COVID epidemic, as have hospitalizations and deaths in recent months. And a majority favor mandates requiring vaccines and masks to slow the toll.

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How do Americans feel about federal tech?

A new survey digs into the public’s perceptions about federal IT, government services delivery and data privacy.

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What will the new Digital Corps look like?

Technology talent with a desire to serve is out there, says Chris Kaung. There just aren't many places for them to get into public service early in their careers. The U.S. Digital Corps is meant to fix that.

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Feds, orgs honor 9/11 fallen

Federal employees and many organizations representing them joined in over the last week to be part of a wide range of events honoring those who died in the 9/11 attacks. The Partnership for Public Service was one of those organizations, as a participating org at events last weekend remembering the fallen at National Cemeteries.

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Fed Reserve moves on mandates

The Federal Reserve System's twelve regional banks and offices are moving ahead quickly with COVID-19 vaccine mandates.

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How the Pentagon copes with funding hiccups

The GAO examines some of the Defense Department's tactics to lessen the effects of inconsistent funding during continuing resolutions.

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How COVID has changed citizen services

Record demand for services and pandemic precautions have prompted some fundamental reassessments about delivery.

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NTEU: Five fed families win scholarships

Five federal employee families this week were awarded with scholarships to help further public-minded career endeavors, courtesy of NTEU.

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Vaccine mandate: NFFE responds

Federal employees, except for an expected small number of exceptions, must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by Nov. 22. The National Federation of Federal Employees is responding to the White House mandate.

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Report: Fostering a diverse cybersecurity workforce

Experts at an Aspen Institute event explained some roadblocks to cultivating a diverse cybersecurity workforce and offered potential solutions, including putting less reliance on formal certification.

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