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Fauci Ensures Santa Got the COVID Vaccine

December 22, 2020 11:33 AM

The pandemic has been hard for everyone, including children. Dr. Anthony Fauci has offered his personal reassurance to kids that Santa is set for Christmas.

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Unscheduled Leave/Telework Authorized in DC Area Wednesday

December 15, 2020 10:27 PM
Unscheduled Leave/Telework Authorized in DC Area Wednesday

OPM announced agencies in DC are open in Wednesday with the option for unscheduled leave or unscheduled telework.

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Lawmakers Express Concern About Lack of Young People In Federal Workforce

December 15, 2020 1:11 PM , Updated December 18, 2020 4:13 PM

Lawmakers and former federal officials on Monday said they were concerned about a lack of interest in federal government jobs among young adults and stressed that changes needed to be made to attract the next generation of workers.

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Biden to Require Wearing Masks in Federal Buildings

December 10, 2020 8:55 AM

President elect Joe Biden plans to issue an order to require wearing masks inside of federal buildings as soon as he takes office.

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Is It Time to Tax Telework?

November 12, 2020 1:31 PM
Is It Time to Tax Telework?

Telework has grown sharply during the pandemic, and a tax on remote workers has been pitched as a way to level the workforce playing field.

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FedSmith Readers Think Telework is Sustainable Long Term

October 30, 2020 8:48 AM
FedSmith Readers Think Telework is Sustainable Long Term

Is telework a viable long-term options for the federal workforce? FedSmith readers think it is.

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Election 2020: Where Do Trump and Biden Stand on Social Security?

October 13, 2020 3:51 PM , Updated October 14, 2020 11:44 AM
Election 2020: Where Do Trump and Biden Stand on Social Security?

The author says that neither presidential candidate appears to have a solid plan to address looming problems with Social Security.

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FedSmith Readers Give Slight Edge to Trump Heading Into Election

October 12, 2020 8:21 AM
FedSmith Readers Give Slight Edge to Trump Heading Into Election

It was close, but a majority of FedSmith readers said they plan to vote for President Trump in our latest survey.

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Is Telework a Viable Long-Term Option?

October 7, 2020 11:49 AM , Updated October 30, 2020 9:11 AM
Is Telework a Viable Long-Term Option?

2020 saw an unprecedented boom in telework thanks to the coronavirus, but is it a realistic long-term option for the federal workforce? Here’s your chance to weigh in.

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Dr. Anthony Fauci Named Federal Employee of the Year

October 1, 2020 1:36 PM
Dr. Anthony Fauci Named Federal Employee of the Year

Dr. Anthony Fauci has been named the 2020 Federal Employee of the Year.

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