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    CDC has guidance on masks for federal workforce

    The White House-led Safer Federal Workforce Task Force is incorporating recent Centers for Disease Control and Prevention updates on COVID protocols into their guidance for agencies looking to accommodate vaccinated workers. More

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    New WH guidance for feds returning to the office

    The Biden administration released new guidelines this week, permitting the large-scale return to in-person work across federal agencies, rolling back current COVID occupancy limits but at the same time maintaining maximum telework status in place.

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    Report: OPM surveys H.R. skills gaps

    A new survey from OPM aims to help close skills gaps at H.R. departments across the federal government.

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    WH: Agencies shouldn't require vaccinations, or ask for vaccination status

    Agencies should not demand that federal employees or contractors be vaccinated to return to the workplace, nor should they demand vaccination status be disclosed, according to guidance from the White House's Safer Federal Workforce Task Force, issued this week.

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    President rescinds last year's TikTok controls, issues new ones

    President Biden this week revoked a 2020 executive order cracking down on the Chinese-owned apps TikTok, WeChat and others. But the administration simultaneously issued new restrictions on the apps--some that appear to be even more stringent.

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    The small federal office at the heart of Biden's equity agenda

    A civil service office tucked inside the Labor Department is gearing up to play an outsized part in the Biden administration's work on racial equity.

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    NTEU praises budget boost plans

    The National Treasury Employees Union is optimistic about proposed increased funding and staffing at agencies, highlighting IRS, CBP and others.

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    USCIS: Union pushes for funding, staff increases

    The largest union representing employees of the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services agency is endorsing WH plans to increase funding and staffing across USCIS.

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    OPM OKs rehiring former feds at a higher salary

    A new rule from OPM will permit former feds to be re-hired at a higher salary than their last agency job. To date, re-hiring for higher pay--by going outside competitive service processes--has been prohibited.

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    Report: Feds face return to workplace

    With a majority of the U.S. at least partially vaccinated and the pandemic easing, employers—including the federal government—are planning to reopen many more workspaces

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