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VA set to grow its health care workforce with new pay incentives after Biden signs PACT Act

The Department of Veterans Affairs is looking to grow its health care workforce with new pay incentives and retain the in-demand employees it already has, now that a major VA health care bill has been signed into law.

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From IT to workforce to CX, agencies must justify their investments decisions in 2024

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Navy

Pentagon advisers want DoD to build out agreements between small and large defense businesses

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USPS expects to raise mail rates again next year, warns it remains in 'financial hole'

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Customs and Border Protection feels the return to international travel

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FDA lawyer was instrumental in limits on cigarette marketing

The latest interview in the Federal Drive with Tom Temin's series spotlighting finalists for the 2022 Service to America Medals Program (a.k.a. Sammies) is a lawyer responsible for much of the FDA's regulations around tobacco marketing. Mitchell Zeller recently retired from his role as director of the FDA's Center for Tobacco Products.

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Environmental spending bill tees up multi-year federal hiring, training investments

The Inflation Reduction Act would give the Postal Service $1.29 billion to purchase electric vehicles, and $975 million to GSA to support emerging sustainable technologies.

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How three agencies cope with funding uncertainty under continuing resolutions

Programs at HHS, USDA and the Education Department remained fairly steady during continuing resolutions, GAO found.

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Does that Supreme Court decision on the EPA change the agency itself?

One Supreme Court case that generated the most controversy lately was a 6-3 ruling that the EPA doesn’t have authority to regulate power plants’ greenhouse gas emissions under the Clean Air Act.

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How agencies can create a secure, equitable digital front door

During this exclusive webinar, learn how organizations are curating the best digital experience for citizens and customers alike.

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U.S. Navy

Navy sets up new command to help with flailing recruiting numbers

The military has a recruiting problem. That fact has been on display in the past couple months as all of the military services bolster enlistment bonuses and reevaluate their end strength goals for 2022 and 2022.

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Defense Department sites are rife with poisons in nearby groundwater

One environmental group says two out of three Defense Department sites have excessive levels of hazardous PFAS in their groundwater.

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CBP’s internal affairs division looks to hire hundreds of investigators

CBP’s Office of Professional Responsibility aims to hire hundreds of staff over the next year to investigate use-of-force incidents and other potential misconduct at the law enforcement agency.

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Feds’ pay lags 22.5% behind private sector, the Federal Salary Council reports

New council recommendations would adjust several pay locality areas, but must get approval from the president’s pay agent before implementation.

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Defense Department sites are rife with poisons in nearby groundwater

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The US might be out of Afghanistan, but an Army contract dispute rolls on and on

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Customs and Border Protection feels the return to international travel

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From IT to workforce to CX, agencies must justify their investments decisions in 2024

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Customs and Border Protection feels the return to international travel

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This FDA lawyer was instrumental in limits on cigarette marketing

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