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    Cyber slots still unfilled amid multiple crises

    Chris Krebs, the former CISA director, has been vocal in recent months about the need for his old job to be filled in short order while the administration confronts multiple cybersecurity problems within the federal government.

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    EPA eliminates Trump workforce orders

    The Environmental Protection Agency rolled back the clock on portions of its collective bargaining agreement on official time, union office space, grievance procedures and more.

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    Lawmakers urge White House to fill MSPB slots

    Appeals have been stalled at the Merit Systems Protection Board for more than four years, and leaders on the Government Operations subcommittee in the House want the White House to get moving on board nominations.

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    TSA employees volunteer in COVID vaccine effort

    Though many feds can and do work remotely, many other federal employees actually staff the frontlines against the pandemic—as healthcare, first responder, law enforcement or other security professional—and take far more risk than the average person among the public.

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    White House: EO to “Buy American” will be followed up

    The White House is reminding cabinet secretaries of its commitment to having federal agencies “buy American”—and of its executive order, signed by President Biden in January, ordering just that.

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    IG says DOD should update emergency response plans to accommodate telework

    Each component should also update its plan "to include revised assumptions regarding telework for personnel and the resources required to support the teleworking workforce," the IG wrote in an April 1 report.

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    SSA: Unions, congressional Democrats want faster pace in labor reform

    The Social Security Administration is under fire from unions and congressional Democrats unhappy with the agency's pace in implementing the Biden administration's changes to labor-management relations, and many are seeking the ouster of the Trump-appointed agency heads.

  • OPM extends COVID special hiring authority

    As of this week, COVID-19 has killed over 550,000 in the U.S., and it continues to sharply impede economic activities, including disrupting normal federal recruitment and hiring.

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