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Mobile threats prompt operational changes for government staff

In a recent survey, more than 80% of public-sector workers said they have had to re-evaluate workplace practices as attacks on mobile devices grow.

FLRA substantiates union accusations against EEOC, over reentry

The federal anti-discrimination agency, the Federal Labor Relations Authority, said it was committed to bargaining “in good faith” with its labor representatives—but stopped short of committing to roll back its unilaterally implemented reentry plan.

Hybrid work in government is here to stay

Cisco's Marcus Moffett joins our partner site's podcast to discuss a new report on the future of public sector hybrid work.

Biden officials are defending telework policies assailed by Republicans

Officials from OPM and OMB emphasize that they are focused on improving agencies’ customer service and reforming the recruitment of early career talent into the federal workforce.

Solid collaboration tools essential to remote, hybrid work

User-friendly collaboration tools that work as expected are key to remote worker satisfaction, a new survey finds.

EEOC: Reentry continues despite COVID-19 spikes; union wants more communication

Bargaining unit employees are expected to double their amount of in-office work next week, despite increasing numbers of agency offices located in high transmission regions.

Successor to congressional cyber commission wants WH to lead on related workforce strategy

One recommendation: establish cyber excepted service authorities, like the DHS's newly launched cyber hiring initiative, government-wide.

Remote work may actually be good for business

Working remotely doesn't negatively affect productivity—and it may actually even enhance both employee and company resiliency, a new study finds.

EEOC union decries agency’s unilateral decision to return to office

The American Federation of Government Employees Council 216 has filed an unfair labor practice complaint, alleging the agency bypassed ongoing negotiations over the return to traditional work sites and engaging in “surface-level” bargaining.

Staring at yourself on Zoom has serious mental health consequences

Mirrors, selfies and knowing other people are looking at you all cause people to think of themselves as objects. Video calls are all three rolled into one—and likely worsen the harms of self-objectification, especially for women.

Are you tired of your job, or is it actually burnout?

What are the signs of burnout at work and what can you do about it? An expert explains what to look for in yourself and others, in diagnosing and dealing with the problem.

Podcast: Are feds getting closer to returning to offices?

Federal employment attorney John P. Mahoney joins the GovExec daily podcast to discuss how public servants will return to traditional work sites.

Losing sleep over the pandemic? Work flexibility may be a boon for night owls’ Health

Many sleep scientists maintain that people who prefer to stay up late could improve their mental and physical health by synchronizing their natural sleep cycles with workday demands. COVID's work-from-home and flexible scheduling policies, according to one study, back up this idea.

Lawmakers: When will most feds work in person again?

With so much remote work going on, some in Congress would also like to scrutinize the federal government’s real estate footprint. 

Another agency calls feds back to the office—but not full-time

The VA has announced its plans to begin, in the coming months, its implementation of a partial return to the office for employees.

IT leaders are preparing for the post-pandemic workforce

After a year of emergency response, IT leaders are planning for a permanently changed operating environment.