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    AFGE opposes changes to NSF hiring authorities

    The measure, which would expand the hiring authorities of the director of the National Science Foundation, "bears a striking resemblance" to Schedule F, said AFGE national president Everett Kelley.

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  • Presidential Innovation Fellows now hiring

    Krishna Juluru wasn’t exactly in need of a new job when he applied to take a tech sabbatical in the government. Juluru was the founder and director of the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York City, and he was, as he put it, a “happy camper.” But he wanted to think differently and work on larger-scale problems, so he applied to the Presidential Innovation Fellows program, which offers tech practitioners government stints of up to two years.

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    Feds to get paid family, medical leave under Senate bill

    The bill, introduced by Sen. Brian Schatz (D-Hawaii), picks up on efforts in the House to expand paid leave for feds championed by Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-N.Y.).

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    OPM examines post-pandemic remote work

    An Office of Personnel Management official said on Thursday that the office is looking into pay administration rules in terms of remote work as part of broader efforts to provide guidance for the long-term future of a more dispersed federal workforce.

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    New group aims to help Pentagon better adapt to technology

    The new group is tasked with looking for areas in research and engineering that, if improved, would make the Defense Department better at adapting new technology.

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    Hiring for Presidential Innovation Fellows opens

    Originally a brainchild of the Obama-Biden tech office, the Presidential Innovation Fellows program is now looking for its eighth cohort of in-house federal tech innovators. How has it changed, and what lessons might the program offer for recruiting top tech talent into the government?

  • Army combat medics training (US Army photo)

    Were you hazed while in the military? GAO wants to know …

    Tight-knit organizations—everything from kids’ swim teams and summer camps to adult clubs and elite commando corps—ask us to put up with initiation rituals. Nowadays, there’s supposed to be—and there is, by rule and law—a bright line between acceptable benign rites and unacceptable brutal mistreatment. Yet, in the military the latter—"hazing”—has remained a fact of military life for many recruits.

  • Report: Take care to keep documents needed to file retirement

    If you’re a federal employee—and approaching retirement—there are a number of documents to assemble, whether in paper or electronic form, in preparing to file for your benefits.

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