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    Report: Few vaccine loopholes for contractors

    Over 700,000 people in the U.S. have died of COVID-19. Facing continuing death and morbidity across the economy and government, the White House last month issued executive orders mandating vaccination not only for federal employees, but also federal contractors. A news analysis outlines several major companies' moves to comply with the contractor EO—and predicts very limited success for those who remain in opposition. More

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    The workforce challenge facing the IRS

    Can the tax agency solve the problem of a shrinking workforce and an increasing workload?

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    The CISO reporting structure is broken

    The commitment to managing cyber risk is a primary concern, but is often consolidated with IT priorities. This creates a conflict ... does IT or security come out on top?

  • Report slams DeJoy's conflicts of interest

    A recent report from government watchdog Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) finds former private-sector shipping maven and current Postmaster General Louis DeJoy was subject to extremely inadequate conflict-of-interest safeguards.

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    How GSA is implementing the contractor vaccination mandate

    The agency's Federal Acquisition Service (FAS) and Public Building Service are using automated tools to send out contract modifications "by the thousands," to add the vaccination mandate said one agency official. FAS started issuing mass modifications on Oct. 8. They're issuing about 3,000 modifications per day.

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    Unions praise WH move to support labor

    Major federal employee unions are joining in, applauding the Biden administration's move to help organized labor across agencies.

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    MSPB's online appeals system is getting a revamp

    The agency is modernizing its online appeals system used by feds. Accessibility needs to be a central part of that entire process, said agency officials.

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    WH moves to protect workers from heat

    With severe weather events increasing, particularly heat events, the White House and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration have announced a new program to reduce the toll from on-the-job heat injuries and deaths.

  • Retiring? That often means part-time work ...

    Millions of retirees continue to work part-time, or go back to working after a break. A recent report offers a range of popular gigs for folks looking for some income, and even fun, after they leave the career track.

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