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Lawmakers push skills-based hiring for federal contractors

April 10, 2024

Via: Federal News Network

As agencies have been gradually shifting toward skills-based hiring, a pair of lawmakers is seeking to expand that effort to another group: federal contractors. Trying to take skills-based hiring a step further, Reps. Nancy Mace (R-S.C.) and Raja Krishnamoorthi (D-Ill.) […]


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The Labor Department wants Congress to help to fix unemployment insurance tech and delivery

April 9, 2024

Via: Government Executive

The Labor Department has a new “transformation plan” to shore up the unemployment insurance system for the next crisis after the pandemic exposed its weaknesses. It says it will need the help of Capitol Hill to sufficiently fund the program, […]


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Biden rolls out new endorsements for controversial judicial nominee as Dem support dwindles

March 29, 2024

Via: Fox News

The White House is moving forward with its campaign to confirm judicial nominee Adeel Mangi and pushing back on claims that he is antisemitic or against law enforcement, despite several Democratic senators expressing concern over the nominee’s organizational ties and […]


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Amazon, SpaceX and other companies are arguing the government agency that has protected labor rights since 1935 is actually unconstitutional

March 25, 2024

Via: Government Executive

Amazon, SpaceX, Starbucks, and Trader Joe’s have all responded to allegations that they have violated labor laws with the same bold argument. The National Labor Relations Board, they assert in several ongoing legal proceedings, is unconstitutional. SpaceX, for example, says […]


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White House looks to eliminate college degree requirements for cyber jobs with federal contractors

January 16, 2024

Via: Government Executive

The new National Cyber Director Harry Coker, in his first public remarks since starting the job in December, said that the White House intends “to reduce unnecessary barriers” federal contractors face in filling cybersecurity jobs, like requirements for four-year college […]


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Unions pumped $700M into Democratic Party causes nationwide, nonprofit report finds

December 7, 2023

Via: Fox News

The nation’s largest labor unions spent a staggering $708 million on politics to propel Democratic Party causes during the previous election cycle on activities that will likely continue throughout the 2024 elections. A new report from the Commonwealth Foundation found […]


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A new Social Security report shows the growing overpayment problem tops $23b

November 20, 2023

Via: Government Executive

A new financial report released by the Social Security Administration last week shows that the scope of the agency’s overpayment problem has continued to grow. As of Oct. 1, the SSA had an uncollected balance of $23 billion in overpayments […]


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Biden announces 5 federal judicial nominees and stresses their varied professional backgrounds

November 15, 2023

Via: Washington's Top News

President Joe Biden on Wednesday announced five nominees to federal judgeships, including the first Muslim-American on any circuit court, looking to add to more than 150 of his judicial selections who have already been confirmed to the bench. The announcements […]


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State Dept sees record hiring, but seeks higher budgets through 2030 to fully replenish ranks

November 13, 2023

Via: Federal News Network

The State Department is bringing in a record volume of new hires, but is calling on lawmakers for increased budgets through the end of the decade to fully replenish its ranks. Richard Verma, deputy secretary of state for management and […]


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Retirement changes for former seasonal feds, higher death benefits and other bills to watch

October 23, 2023

Via: Federal News Network

Congress once again has its sights set on making changes to federal benefits in more ways than one. Under one reintroduced bill, former temporary and seasonal federal employees would get a chance to make “catch-up” contributions in their retirement accounts. […]


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Continuous vetting identifies risks earlier, and is getting ready to roll out across government

October 12, 2023

Via: Government Executive

Trusted Workforce 2.0, the comprehensive overhaul of how the government vets, checks, and keeps people in national security positions is gearing up for its latest muscle movement: the enrollment of the full public trust population into continuous vetting. Frequently confused […]


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Economic challenges tighten CISO compensation: IANS study

October 10, 2023

Via: CSO Online

The ongoing economic challenges are severely impacting CISOs, many of whom are struggling to get any salary hikes at all while new job postings for the role are on a decline, according to an IANS study. The IANS study, evaluating […]


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House passes bill to limit education requirements for federal cyber roles

October 5, 2023

Via: Government Executive

The House of Representatives passed a bipartisan bill Monday meant to limit the requirement of minimum educational attainment for cybersecurity jobs in the federal government. The bill, backed by Reps. Nancy Mace, R-S.C., and Katie Porter, D-Calif, would clarify that […]


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As employers face labor shortages, Biden administration rolls out playbook for training workers

September 29, 2023

Via: Washington's Top News

The Biden administration on Friday is expected to release a playbook on best practices for training workers as the low 3.8% unemployment rate and years of underinvestment have left manufacturers, construction firms and other employers with unfilled jobs. Worker shortages […]


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Why government contractors could be some of the hardest hit during a shutdown

September 28, 2023

Via: Washington's Top News

If lawmakers fail to strike a deal on the budget and a shutdown happens, many government contractors and their employees stand to be among the hardest hit. David Berteau — president of the Professional Services Council, a trade association for […]


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What happens to furloughed employees during a government shutdown?

September 20, 2023

Via: Federal News Network

Up to 2.2 million civilian federal employees face the possibility of either a furlough or work without pay, as Congress has just days to reach an agreement on federal spending before a government shutdown kicks in. During a government shutdown, […]


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Pandemic unemployment fraud as high as $135B, watchdog says

September 13, 2023

Via: Government Executive

Fraudulent unemployment insurance payouts during the pandemic amounted to $100 billion to $135 billion, according to an estimate from the Government Accountability Office included in a report released on Tuesday. The congressional watchdog produced the estimate based on sampling of […]


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IRS needs to use pay incentives more to keep up with hiring goals, watchdog warns

August 22, 2023

Via: Federal News Network

An IRS watchdog is calling on the agency to make better use of pay incentives already available to stay on track with plans to build up its workforce. The IRS has more than a dozen pay incentives available to recruit […]


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Dems, education leaders in North Carolina criticize GOP for budget delays, causing staffing issues

August 15, 2023

Via: Fox News

Public education leaders and legislative Democrats held events Monday across North Carolina criticizing Republicans for their slow progress negotiating a state budget, which school administrators said has made it difficult to fill staffing vacancies. As students prepare to return to […]


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Pennsylvania Expands Scope of Discrimination Protections: What You Need to Know – UPDATED August 2023

August 15, 2023

Via: JD Supra

New regulations that substantially expand protections against discrimination in employment, education, public accommodations and housing in Pennsylvania will take effect on Aug. 16, 2023. On December 8, 2022, the Independent Regulatory Review Commission approved regulations by a 3-2 vote that […]