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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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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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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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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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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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IRS dips into enforcement funds, user fees for IT

Each year, the IRS must take extraordinary measures to fund IT," IRS Commissioner Charles Rettig explained in an August letter to three senators ...

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9/11: Fed unions, orgs remember ...

On Sept. 11, 2001, the nation and the world awoke to the horror of the United States under attack. In the ensuing days, as rescue efforts turned to recovery missions, the country counted nearly 3,000 people killed in the attacks that day, many in the employ of the U.S. government. Now, 20 years later, feds—and their federal employee union and military advocacy org leaders—remember the fallen and honor the tremendous work of rescue, recovery, tough service abroad and long-term security travails that followed.

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COVID mandates: A union leader objects

In the first hours after the White House's announcement of more sweeping COVID-19 vaccination mandates, one union's leadership quickly pushed back.

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WH: Vaccine mandate for feds, revised

The new vaccine requirements will supplant administration workforce policy put in place in July, which required either vaccinations or regular testing for federal employees.

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LEO equity: Unions urge feds to push Congress

Federal employee unions and other labor advocates are pressing members to contact Congress to vote for H.R. 962 and companion Senate legislation, to correct a harsh unfairness built into law enforcement retirement and benefits. Currently, some feds get reasonable packages and others do not.

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WH hits gas on cyber zero trust

Newly released strategy and technical guidance documents covering zero trust and cloud security are now open for comment, as part of a federal push to improve federal government cybersecurity.

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Expert: COVID, inflation and what NOT to do with your TSP

The COVID pandemic and the tantalizing but uneven economic recovery so far this year have feds seeking advice about their retirement savings, including TSP. This week, Nathan Abse interviews Ann Ozuna—a retirement expert and advisor whose clientele is focused on federal employees. Ozuna's experience in the federal community included two decades as a fed herself, working as a retirement specialist with DOD and DOE.

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Ida: Feds lead massive effort

Many federal agencies, led by FEMA, and DOD, hurried to coordinate and manage emergency response to Hurricane and later Tropical Storm Ida, which initially left over 1 million without power in Louisiana and the Gulf states and went on to cause increasing death and property damage as it crossed the Northeast.

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House bill: $3 billion-plus for fed tech

The House infrastructure bill, with an amendment from Rep. Gerry Connolly (D-Va.), gives the Technology Modernization Fund another $1 billion in capitalization.

Fed managers: You can incentivize employees!

A Partnership for Public Service (PPS) report offers insights on how federal managers can incentivize good work, via sometimes overlooked pathways. Included among them, it advises not to forget to check in with your H.R. department for ideas and possibilities ...

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