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More diversity needed at State Department

The State Department needs to expand racial and ethnic diversity among its full-time, permanent, career workforce, the Government Accountability Office said.

Unused leave restored for essential pandemic workers

Federal workers who have been deemed "essential" during the coronavirus pandemic and were unable to take their annual leave can now retain that unused leave that would otherwise be forfeited at the end of the year.

Last chance for the GCN reader survey

Annual employee survey starts July 13

This year, the Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey will contain a section on agencies COVID-19 response.

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Successful pandemic-response strategies should continue

Government employees and some lawmakers are hoping to make COVID-driven operational changes, such as teleworking and accelerated hiring processes, last beyond the pandemic.

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Trump nominates controversial Land Management official for permanent director

William Perry Pendley oversaw the bureau’s move from Washington, D.C., to Grand Junction, Colo.

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COVID protections for CBP frontline workers

Fewer migrants entering U.S. has limited Customs and Border Protection staff’s COVID exposure, but more protections for workers are required.

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Union pushes back on EPA reopening plans

The Environmental Protection Agency is pushing ahead with plans to reopen its Washington, D.C., headquarters office despite broad opposition from its biggest union.

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COVID comeback with a touch of CX

Agencies can help staff adapt to remote citizen service through the development of customer experience, or CX, feedback.

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USCIS starts sending furlough notices

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service told its workers’ union that notices of potential furloughs will be sent to USCIS employees between Wednesday and July 3.

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Thrift Board chairman to leave June 30

Embattled Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board chairman Michael Kennedy will exit the agency as part of a Trump administration overhaul.