Molly Weisner, Federal Times

Molly Weisner

Federal Times

North Carolina, United States

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Recent articles by Molly:

‘Temporary’ federal government STEM jobs can now last up to a decade

The goal is to alleviate administrative burdens on agencies that would otherwise be subject to difficulties to attracting talent for temporary projects. → Read More

Norcross presses for fresh NLRB funding to avoid employee furloughs

Federal agency has received the same appropriation of $274.2 million for nine straight years. → Read More

Agencies kick off Giving Tuesday, part of Combined Federal Campaign

Last year, the federal community pledged over $3.6 million to participating charities during the week of Giving Tuesday. → Read More

Veterans Affairs Dept. discloses breach of employee vaccine data

The VA collected the information via a human resources portal as part of its vaccination efforts. → Read More

Here’s an open enrollment checklist for 2023 federal health benefits

The Dec. 12 deadline to make changes will be here before you know it. → Read More

Most common barrier to retaining federal firefighters? Low pay.

Housing stipends for firefighters would also incentivize the job, but agencies would have to request that authority from Congress before offering them. → Read More

Injured first responders get benefit, pay surety in bill sent to Biden

Congress said it has a national security interest in retaining employees who were injured while serving. → Read More

Pentagon urged to kill alternate pay plan for Army Futures Command lab

The Pentagon claims in its proposal that the demo project gives it an advantage in recruiting a skilled workforce that is in high demand. → Read More

Pentagon urged to kill alternate pay plan for Army Futures Command lab

The Pentagon claims in its proposal that the demo project gives it an advantage in recruiting a skilled workforce that is in high demand. → Read More

How federal agencies can get Gen Z to join and Gen X to stay

The federal government knows it has a recruitment challenge when it comes to preparing for the ever-looming wave of retirements. → Read More

Federal agency routers may be vulnerable to cyber attack, survey shows

The U.S. was the country most severely affected by cybercrime in terms of financial damage. → Read More

As midterms approach, Americans are skeptical of federal government

Only 39% of people polled believe the federal government is effective at impacting people’s lives in a positive way. → Read More

John Hancock’s FedPoint wins extension of contract to manage Benefeds

The contract, awarded after a competitive bidding process, will begin on Jan. 1. → Read More

Social Security Administration workers rally over staffing shortage

Last week, union leaders held a town hall asking Congress to approve $16.5 billion in “emergency funding” to support the agency. → Read More

When is the Combined Federal Campaign?

It’s the only way for nonprofits to reach donors in the federal community. → Read More

Telehealth options to stay in 2023 federal employee health plans

In response to the COVID-19 outbreak, telehealth use was 38 times higher than pre-pandemic levels. → Read More

‘Special rates’ in 2023 federal pay raise to get White House review

Already, Biden submitted an overall average pay increase of 4.6% for civilian federal employees. → Read More

Shopping around may save money in federal employee health plans

Tens of thousands of enrollees are potentially leaving valuable savings on the table by not taking advantage of open enrollment. → Read More

Drugmakers jump in POGO rank of biggest federal government contractors

The federal government spent $637 billion on contracts in fiscal year 2021. → Read More

Not every federal retiree to get 8.7% cost-of-living adjustment

COLAs are intended to help federal retirement dollars keep pace with inflation, not to completely counteract rising costs. → Read More