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OPM Reclaims Human Capital Council Duties Following Failed GSA Merger 

The Office of Personnel Management announced that it had reclaimed sole responsibility for a key governmentwide human resources organization, closing the book on a controversial plan to disband the agency. 

GPO To Offer Full-Time Telework After COVID 

The Government Publishing Office announced that it will continue to allow roughly one-third of its workforce to work entirely remotely after the COVID-19 pandemic, which officials said will be a boon to productivity, recruitment and retention.  

‘Confusing’ chain of command hangs over Veterans Affairs police reforms 

The Department of Veterans Affairs is struggling to reform its law enforcement arm, and lawmakers are pressing the VA to sort out a confusing leadership structure that could be holding back other changes to the police force. 

More U.S. Inflation Pressure to Come From Seniors’ Income Boost 

U.S. retirees may see bigger-than-usual income bumps next year, maintaining upward pressure on inflation that’s already proving more persistent than economists were expecting. 

Contract workers protest employment changes at the Census Bureau 

Custodial staff working at the U.S. Census Bureau headquarters in Suitland, Maryland, held a protest outside the building July 15 to speak out against what they’re calling unfair labor practices undertaken by the contractor that manages their employment. 


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