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    Report: Few vaccine loopholes for contractors

    Over 700,000 people in the U.S. have died of COVID-19. Facing continuing death and morbidity across the economy and government, the White House last month issued executive orders mandating vaccination not only for federal employees, but also federal contractors. A news analysis outlines several major companies' moves to comply with the contractor EO—and predicts very limited success for those who remain in opposition. More

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    MSPB's online appeals system is getting a revamp

    The agency is modernizing its online appeals system used by feds. Accessibility needs to be a central part of that entire process, said agency officials.

  • Pentagon photo by Air Force Tech. Sgt. Ned T. Johnston

    DOD could get new tech positions

    Heidi Shyu , undersecretary of defense for research and engineering, wants to add new oversight roles for software and sustainment efforts.

  • Study: Federal agencies resilient, doing "fine"

    Much has been studied and written about the damage done in recent years to the federal civil service, its morale and attractiveness to new recruits. And there is very real evidence of trouble, especially at certain agencies. But a new study finds, for the most part, the opposite is true: Federal agencies and the workforce are remarkably resilient.

  • Shopping for the perfect career ...

    Government reporter and columnist Mike Causey asks: What is the "perfect career," anyway? And what would the Board of Directors at the ideal employer be like, and how long might each member serve?

  • Blue Signage and logo of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

    Let's cut vet suicides

    The RAND Corporation recently presented testimony indicating that faster collection and publication of data, and associated research, could reduce a horrendous toll of suicide among veterans. Currently, an average of 17 vets take their own lives each day.

  • Retiring? That often means part-time work ...

    Millions of retirees continue to work part-time, or go back to working after a break. A recent report offers a range of popular gigs for folks looking for some income, and even fun, after they leave the career track.

  • cyberattack with city background (Khakimullin Aleksandr/Shutterstock.com)

    How training fits into cyber workforce development

    In a tight market for cyber talent, training is one way to show the workforce you've invested in them, says Jason Gray, the Department of Education's CIO and co-chair of the CIO Council's Workforce Committee.

  • CISA chief looks to new system for new talent

    Despite increasing competition among the public and private sectors in hiring top cyber talent, CISA Director Jen Easterly said she has high hopes for a new personnel management system which reduces friction in hiring and offers new career paths.

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