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FCW Insider: March 27

$2T Senate rescue bill passes with some workforce protections, but absent measures sought by the House

The $2 trillion pandemic rescue bill does not include a rollback of three years of Trump administration federal workforce policy included in a bill formulated by House Democrats. Lia Russell reports.

Federal credentialing shifts to accommodate telework, distancing

With fingerprinting services not always available, agencies are going to have to take some calculated risks with new employees. Adam Mazmanian has more.

States would get $400 million to run elections under COVID-19 threat

The money will be administered by the Election Assistance Commission, but some experts and lawmakers say it's not nearly enough. Derek B. Johnson explains.

COVID-19 and the federal workforce

FCW is covering the full spectrum of impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the federal workforce and government operations. Please check back often for stories and insights behind the headlines about how the coronavirus response is affecting telework, acquisition, service delivery, collaboration, technology and more. Click here for our full coverage page.

Posted on Mar 27, 2020 at 2:00 AM


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