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    Bill: End DOD's two-year probationary period?

    A provision that would end the current two-year probationary period for new Department of Defense employees is making its way in the House—and, if enacted, it would return DOD to a one-year provisional standard. More

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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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    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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    How COVID has changed citizen services

    Record demand for services and pandemic precautions have prompted some fundamental reassessments about delivery.

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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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    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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    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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