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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?

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    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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    New survey will give insight on fed workforce competencies

    This month, OPM announced the kickoff of its Federal Workforce Competency Initiative (FWCI), a random survey of federal employees aimed at gathering data on the federal workforce and its competencies. A sample of feds across a wide range of agencies will receive the FWCI.

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    $1.5 trillion 2022 budget deal includes spending for civilian agencies

    The administration is adding money to multiple tech modernization programs and removing the Overseas Contingency Account from the Defense Department request and folding in warfighting funds into the base budget.

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    Orgs push WH to go beyond minimum wage for contractors

    The Biden administration, from its earliest days in January, made it known it is pushing to ensure not only will all federal employees get a $15-per-hour minimum wage, but so too will federal contractors.

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    Cyber slots still unfilled amid multiple crises

    Chris Krebs, the former CISA director, has been vocal in recent months about the need for his old job to be filled in short order while the administration confronts multiple cybersecurity problems within the federal government.

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