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Despite polarizing politics, civil service protections endure—for now

With hearings on the Jan. 6, 2021 Capitol insurrection looming, political scientist Kenneth Warren discusses the danger extreme polarization poses to American politics—and, over time, the civil service.

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Most of the COVID-19 workforce were women of color. What Happens now as those jobs end?

Women of color took on the majority of new jobs created during the pandemic to do contact tracing, and to test and vaccinate Americans, experts said. But as sites ramp down, the future of that workforce is now uncertain.

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Future COVID-19 booster shots will likely need fresh formulations as new coronavirus variants of concern continue to emerge

A new generation of vaccines and boosters against SARS-CoV-2 may take a page from the anti-influenza playbook, with shots periodically tailored to target the most commonly circulating virus strains.

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The security clearance process and diversity

On our partner GovExec's podcast, Lindy Kyzer joins in to discuss how to get the best and most diverse talent into the intelligence community.

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Is this the Moment for an equity push in government?

McKinsey's JP Julien joins our partner site's podcast to discuss the administration's DEIA goals.

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WH internships will soon be paid

The move comes as part of an administration-wide push to improve the recruitment of young federal workers.

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BLM HQ employees have voted to unionize

Spurred by a ping-ponging relocation, nearly 200 workers at the Bureau of Land Management's headquarters are unionizing under the National Treasury Employees Union.

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Feds' vaccine mandate enforcement looms, but agencies are not yet prepping

The clock is ticking on a federal court to either hear another appeal on Biden's mandate—or allow the administration to resume suspensions and firings.

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Biden’s MSPB picks promise to provide feds ‘extra insurance’ against mistreatment

After five years of its absence, a restored Merit Systems Protection Board is setting new precedents with sweeping impacts on the civil service.

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Is the security clearance process keeping diverse candidates from fed jobs?

There are very human, and very distinct elements to making the cut as a national security worker.

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Podcast: Can government win the race for talent?

William D. Eggers joins the GovExec daily podcast, and discusses a new Deloitte report on hiring.

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All hands on deck?

Even as many feds have returned to their agency offices and other traditional workplaces, some argue far many more should be back at their desks.

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NTEU calls on FLRA and the SCOTUS to clarify Trump policies that hurt unions

The union said misapplications of standards by the agency that oversees federal labor management relations and federal courts during the Trump administration hurt their ability to represent federal workers.

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How to make performance reviews less terrible ...

Performance reviews were always a challenge, but are even more so in the age of hybrid work, when some employees are in the office more often than others.

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The Justice Department is ramping up its anti-hate crime efforts

New personnel, guidance and grants were announced on Friday, with the participation of feds across multiple agencies—amid stepped-up response in the shadow of the May 14 mass shooting, with 10 dead, in Buffalo.

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New or aspiring fed? Check out the redesigned GoGovernment.org

A newly revamped GoGovernment.org, from the Partnership for Public Service (PPS), helps quickly inspire and guide new and returning applicants on their journey to federal employment.

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Lawmakers push to protect frontline feds as opioid seizures skyrocket

Seizures of the potentially lethal substance by federal personnel has quadrupled in the last two years.

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House backs new federal offices to stop domestic terror and extremism in government

The measure's future beyond the House is unclear, as Republicans decry what they see as bureaucracy and federal overreach.

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