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How Much Would Your Agency’s Budget Increase Under Biden’s Fiscal 2022 Request? 

President Biden’s fiscal 2022 budget request released Friday would boost discretionary spending for nearly every major federal agency, with the majority seeing double digit percentage increases.  

SBA executives ‘beyond doubt’ that teleworking employees are more productive 

The Small Business Administration issued 14 years’ worth of loans in 14 days under the CARES Act. Over the past year, it nearly tripled its workforce to process hundreds of billions of dollars in pandemic relief spending approved by Congress. The agency could do none of it, top SBA officials said, without the flexibility of a 100% remote workforce. Now they’re considering the benefits of making long-term telework a permanent feature for the agency workforce. 

Agencies Heed Recommendation to Pause Use of Johnson & Johnson Vaccine 

Federal agencies that are administering COVID-19 vaccines are following the federal recommendation to pause use of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine following reports of rare blood clots in six women out of more than 7 million people who have received the shots thus far.  

VA vows to pause EHR rollout at future sites until strategic review is complete 

The Department of Veterans Affairs will not continue deployment activities for its new electronic health record at a second site until it’s completed a strategic review of the program and shared the results with Congress. 

Biden picks first person of color to head Census fulltime 

President Joe Biden on Tuesday said he would pick the president of the American Statistical Association to lead the U.S. Census Bureau as it works toward releasing data from the 2020 census that will be used for redrawing congressional and legislative districts. 

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