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Basic Services, Civil Service

House Dems seek $1B for IRS to improve access to child tax credit

September 14, 2021

Via: FCW

Democrats on the House Ways and Means Committee are backing a $1 billion investment for the IRS to support enrollment in the advance child tax credit (CTC) program among non-English speakers and eligible recipients who don’t file tax returns. The […]


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Federal managers seek hard info on COVID-19 testing plans

September 2, 2021

Via: FCW

Frontline agency managers and executives have questions about how they’ll implement the Biden administration’s vaccination and testing requirements, they said in an Aug. 25 letter to top administration officials released publicly on Thursday. The Government Managers Coalition, a coalition of […]


Basic Services, Civil Service

UK government accused of ‘civil service bashing’ in remote working row

August 12, 2021

Via: Global Government Forum

A UK civil service union accused some government ministers of indulging in “civil service bashing” while another warned of industrial action, after a war of words was sparked this week about civil servants’ return to the office. The flurry of […]


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White House says agencies will pay for COVID tests as needed for feds

July 30, 2021

Via: FCW

Under a new COVID prevention regime, civilian federal employees will have to either attest to their vaccination status or get regular tests. The federal government will organize and pay for testing for feds. Read More on FCW


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Biden ousts Social Security Administration Leadership

July 9, 2021

Via: FCW

President Joe Biden ousted top leadership at the Social Security Agency on Friday, July 9, after months of pressure to do so from unions at the agency and various Democrats in Congress. Kilolo Kijakazi, the agency’s deputy commissioner for retirement […]


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DHS workforce sprint brings in nearly 300 cyber employees

July 2, 2021

Via: FCW

Cybersecurity vacancies totaled about 2,000 at the start of the hiring sprint in May. Read More on FCW


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US agencies tasked with annual diversity reporting in new Biden order

July 1, 2021

Via: Global Government Forum

President Biden has signed a new executive order aimed at removing the multiple workplace barriers faced by US federal employees from disadvantaged communities, with the aspiration of turning government administration into a “model” for diversity, equity, inclusion and accessibility [DEIA]. […]


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New White House guidance for feds returning to the office and the future ‘hybrid’ federal workforce

June 10, 2021

Via: FCW

A new OMB memo provides instructions on how to bring feds back to government offices on a large scale and asks agencies to consider long-term planning for a drastically different workplace. Read More on FCW


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Cyber incident at NYC law department is not ransomware, officials say

June 8, 2021

Via: StateScoop

New York Mayor Bill de Blasio and other city officials said Tuesday that a cybersecurity incident at the city’s legal bureau is not a ransomware attack, but that an investigation is ongoing. The New York City Law Department, the 1,000-lawyer […]


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Senators reintroduce bill funding state digital services

May 21, 2021

Via: StateScoop

A pair of U.S. senators on Thursday introduced an updated version of legislation that would fund digital service and government modernization programs for state and local governments. The State and Local Digital Services Act, sponsored by Democratic Sens. Patty Murray […]