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    Feds ... it is Open Season!!!

    Federal employees, it's time to do a little bit of research. It's Open Season for your health insurance and related choices for 2022. More

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    USDA finalizes more expansive telework

    The new policy reverses telework restrictions put in place during the Trump administration before the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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    Connolly presses for legislation on telework, internships and OPM

    A new bill on federal internships would require interns be paid and create a central online source of information on federal internships, among other measures.

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    Shutdown avoided, as Congress passes CR

    A CR passed just in time again, avoiding a shutdown, after an effort by a small group of lawmakers to hold up passage failed. But federal employee organizations are growing weary of this chaotic, recurring routine.

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    Union: More telework, better compensation would strengthen workforce

    The COVID pandemic has exposed old weaknesses, and created new ones, in the federal government's recruiting and retention of its workforce. Continued and even growing emphasis on telework and flexible schedules can help address the problems—but improvements in compensation, including paid family leave and stronger retirement packages, are needed too.

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    OPM playbook supports hiring surge

    Agencies need to staff up to implement the bipartisan infrastructure law, OPM says.

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    Connolly introduces bill to "rebuild" OPM

    A key goal of the bill is to ensure that future OPM directors are nonpartisan.

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    Government Shutdown? Possibility remains ...

    Hopes for successful passage of a CR were growing at the beginning of the week. But now a group of lawmakers opposed to the White House's COVID vaccine mandates is leading many Washington-watchers, including federal employee unions, to see a growing possibility of a federal government shutdown.

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    WH rolls out workforce DEIA strategy

    The Biden administration just last week issued agencies a new roadmap to guide their efforts to develop strategic plans for diversity, equity, inclusion and accessibility (DEIA), as required under a June 2021 executive order.

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    Giving Tuesday: Feds, it's time to help your favorite causes

    Every year on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving, feds can be counted on to give millions of dollars and volunteer thousands of hours of their time to worthy causes. The Combined Federal Campaign, which runs through Jan. 15, 2022, is urging feds to join in.

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