Federal contractors and subcontractors, like federal employees, soon must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 to remain on the job on federal contracts. Their deadline for being protected? December 8.
Most agencies are still operating under shutdown plans crafted under the Trump administration, but there are provisions for continuing pandemic programs and operations.
A federal employee this week was sentenced for accessing child pornography, which investigators specified he was doing in the federal workplace on government computers. The Department of Justice issued a statement on the sentencing—along with a plea that feds and the public be vigilant and consult the DOJ's Project Safe Childhood website to learn more about a "growing epidemic of child sexual exploitation."
The plan has been revised with labor in mind, but a federal employee union still has concerns about a permanent National Digital Reserve Corps at the General Services Administration (GSA).
The union representing CBP officers is publicizing its approval of the requirement that foreign nationals who arrive by air to the U.S. must show proof of COVID-19 vaccination for entry—and are pressing for the policy to be expanded to cover land and sea ports of entry, too.
The Merit Systems Protection Board will also likely have to address fallout from disciplinary measures taken as the federal employee COVID-19 vaccine mandate takes effect.
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.
The funding would support the implementation of President Joe Biden's May EO on cybersecurity and workforce development.
Several employee families received one union’s scholarships this month, targeted at worthy feds or family members whose education will serve the wider community
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.
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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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.
Federal employees and organizations representing them joined this this month to honor those who died in the 9/11 attacks, 20 years ago.
A new fact-check report reminds the public that White House personnel directives apply to executive branch employees, not to employees of Congress.
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.
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.
A new survey digs into the public’s perceptions about federal IT, government services delivery and data privacy.
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.