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Report Calling for At-Will Federal Employment Suggests Trump Workforce Policy Isn’t Going Anywhere 

Trump-aligned think tank issued a report last month defending the former president’s workforce policies and advocating for the federal government to convert to at-will employment, leading experts to warn about the potential for a return of policies like Schedule F in future Republican administrations. 

TSA asks office staff for help, offers bonuses and mandates overtime to keep airport checkpoints moving 

The acting head of the Transportation Security Administration has issued a memo warning that 131 of the nation’s largest airports will face staffing shortages this month while asking office workers to volunteer to assist with airport checkpoints. 

Feds could be rewarded for getting the COVID vaccine 

Federal employees with Blue Cross and Blue Shield Federal Employee Program insurance can get $50 to spend on medical expenses by providing proof of their COVID-19 vaccination, the insurance company announced June 8. 

Senate Republicans hold up Biden personnel nominee over ‘critical race theory’ and abortion rights 

Senate Republicans are blocking a quick confirmation for President Biden’s nominee to lead the federal personnel agency, targeting her past emphasis on the concept of systemic racism known as “critical race theory” that has become a lightning rod for conservatives. 

Biden Signals He Wants to Expand VA's Footprint, Misses Deadline to Nominate Commissioners to Review It 

The Biden administration is showing little interest in shuttering Veterans Affairs Department medical facilities as part of a years-long review process, instead suggesting it will modernize existing centers and build new ones. 

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