It's Open Season, and time for feds to consult the best and clearest resources—to get needed info to make the smartest choices on next year's health insurance and other benefit plans.
Many improvements have been made in current and future workplace health and reentry information collection and plans, according to a GAO report finds, in wake of a White House order last year instructing the COVID Task Force to review the situation.
A group of lawmakers has signed a letter, pressing the Biden administration to bring more of the federal workforce back to its pre-pandemic offices and worksites, given complaints of continued reduced government "responsiveness" to the public and businesses.
A recent survey of federal employees, conducted by a software firm, finds that a majority of feds in the cyber field think they do a better job than their private-sector counterparts. Having said that, an even larger majority think much more needs to be done by government to protect data and computer networks.
A federal appeals court put a stay on the White House-led OSHA regulations, which had called for larger private-sector companies to require either COVID vaccinations or weekly testing.
A watchdog report has identified gaps in training and oversight regarding the new scheduling system being implemented at VA medical facilities.
Federal employee unions are objecting to the Biden administration's Nov. 22 vaccination deadline for feds, and are asking for that date to be pushed into January.
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Federal employees, it's time to do a little bit of research. It's Open Season for your health insurance and related choices for 2022.
A group of agency CIOs shared what they see as the biggest obstacles in meeting a series of aggressive deadlines and modernization goals of the Biden administration's sweeping cybersecurity executive order.
Veterans Day. Thursday, Nov. 11. Federal employees around the country and around the world joined fellow Americans in saluting those who have served under the most difficult circumstances.
AFGE is asking policymakers to put federal employees and contractors on the same clock, when it comes to COVID-19 vaccination requirements.
A major federal employees' union is pressing the Biden administration to delay the vaccination deadline for federal employees.
Field office and teleservice employees at the Social Security Administration will still have some ability to telework even after the agency implements a "reentry process" for managers and staff.
DOL announced it would undo a rule that was criticized by civil rights activists as easing the ability of some federal contractors to discriminate when making hiring decisions.
Federal employee advocates are applauding legislation that would rescind the current WEP penalty that reduces federal retirement checks.
Foes of federal vaccine mandates have scored a win, at least for the moment. A federal appeals court placed a stay on the White House-ordered OSHA regulations calling for some private-sector companies to require either COVID vaccinations or weekly testing.
A group of senators is pressing the Biden administration to get far more of the federal workforce back at its pre-pandemic offices and worksites, citing complaints of continued reduced government "responsiveness" to the public and businesses.
The pandemic pushed much of the department's training online and the Foreign Service Institute is looking to adapt some of the lessons of virtual education for the future.
For feds and contractors who don't hit vaccination deadlines, processes for remediation will kick in before more serious enforcement measures are taken, White House coronavirus coordinator Jeffrey Zients said.