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  • USA Staffing Onboarding Wins 2020 Igniting Innovation Award

    USA Staffing Onboarding Wins 2020 Igniting Innovation Award

    USA Staffing Onboarding Wins 2020 Igniting Innovation Award | site |



    (September 3, 2020) - - Today, September 3, 2020, the U.S. Office of Personnel Management published the following information:

    WASHINGTON, DC – The U.S. Office of Personnel Management(OPM) announces that their Human Resources Solutions’ USA Staffing® Onboarding platform is the winner of the 2020 Igniting Innovation Awards, hosted by the American Council for Technology and Industry Advisory Council (ACT-IAC). The awards recognize groundbreaking technologies that enhance services for citizens and government operations. USA Staffing Onboarding won with 68% of the vote. “I am very proud of the OPM employees on USA Staffing’s onboarding team. Their hard work and dedication are a great credit to the agency. USA Staffing Onboarding is a leading example of OPM’s ongoing efforts to help Federal agencies work efficiently to better serve the American people,” said OPM Acting Dire
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  • U.S. Department of Agriculture Extends Free Meals for Kids Through December 31, 2020

    U.S. Department of Agriculture Extends Free Meals for Kids Through December 31, 2020 | site |



    Summer meal programs can continue operating as funding allows


    (August 31, 2020) - - The U.S. Department of Agriculture published today (August 31, 2020) the following information:

    (Washington, DC, August 31, 2020) – Today, U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will extend several flexibilities through as late as December 31, 2020. The flexibilities allow summer meal program operators to continue serving free meals to all children into the fall months. This unprecedented move will help ensure – no matter what the situation is on-the-ground – children have access to nutritious food as the country recovers from the COVID-19 pandemic. USDA has been and continues to be committed to using the Congressionally appropriated funding that has been made available.

    “As
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  • U.S. Food and Drug Administration Coronavirus COVID-19 Update - - Daily Roundup May 28, 2020

    Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update: Daily Roundup May 28, 2020| site |



    (May 28, 2020) - - Today (May 28, 2020), the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) published the following information:

    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today announced the following actions taken in its ongoing response effort to the COVID-19 pandemic:
    • The FDA issued an Emergency Use Authorization for the Stryker Sustainability Solutions (SSS) VHP N95 Respirator Decontamination System (RDS). This product uses vapor hydrogen peroxide (VHP) to decontaminate compatible N95 respirators that are, or potentially are, contaminated with SARS-CoV-2 or other pathogenic microorganisms for multiple-user reuse by healthcare personnel to prevent exposure to pathogenic biological airborne particulates when there are insufficient supplies of face-filtering respirators (FFRs) resulting from the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. N95 respirators containing cellulose-based materials
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  • Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System publishes Minutes of the Board's Discount Rate Meeting on April 29, 2020

    Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System publishes Minutes of the Board's Discount Rate Meeting on April 29, 2020 | site |


    (May 26, 2020) - - Today (May 26, 2020), the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System published the following information:

    The Federal Reserve Board on Tuesday released the minutes of its interest rate meeting on April 29, 2020.

    The minutes are attached.



    Attachment (PDF)
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  • CMS NEWS ALERT May 19, 2020

    CMS NEWS ALERT May 19, 2020

    CMS NEWS ALERT May 19, 2020 | site |



    (May 19, 2020) - - Today (May 19, 2020), the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) published the following "CMS NEWS ALERT May 19, 2020":

    As part of the ongoing White House Task Force efforts taken in response to coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), following is a summary of recent Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) actions. To keep up with the important Task Force work being done in response to COVID-19, click here www.coronavirus.gov . For information specific to CMS, please visit the CMS News Room and Current Emergencies Website. CMS updates these resources on an ongoing basis throughout the day; the information below is current as of May 19, 2020 at 4:00 pm ET.

    Trump Administration Issues Guidance to Ensure States Have a Plan in Place to Safely Reopen Nursing Homes

    CMS announced new guidance for state and local officials to ensure the safe reopening of nursing...
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  • IRS Nationwide Tax Forums go Virtual in 2020

    IRS Nationwide Tax Forums go Virtual in 2020

    IRS Nationwide Tax Forums go Virtual in 2020 | site |



    Tax pros can choose from up to 30 webinars beginning in July


    (May 21, 2020) - - Today, the U.S. Internal Revenue Service (IRS) published the following information: WASHINGTON — The Internal Revenue Service today announced the 2020 IRS Nationwide Tax Forums will be held virtually in 2020 with a series of live-streamed webinars beginning this July. "Given restrictions on large gatherings and difficulties with travel, we've made the decision to present the IRS Nationwide Tax Forums in a virtual format this year," IRS Commissioner Chuck Rettig said. "While we're unable to meet in person, tax professionals will still be able to choose from a wide variety of virtual seminars on tax law.Many will be able to fully satisfy their annual continuing education requirements by registering and attending." Held each summer for the past 30 years, the IRS Nationwide Tax Forums are the IRS's marquee ou...
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  • Treasury, IRS release Latest State-by-State Economic Impact Payment Figures for May 22, 2020

    Treasury, IRS release Latest State-by-State Economic Impact Payment Figures for May 22, 2020 | site |



    (May 22, 2020) - - Today, the U.S. Internal Revenue Service (IRS) published the following information: WASHINGTON — The Treasury Department and the Internal Revenue Service today released updated state-by-state figures for Economic Impact Payments reflecting the opening weeks of the program. "Economic Impact Payments have continued going out at a rapid rate to Americans across the country," said IRS Commissioner Chuck Rettig. "We remind people to visit IRS.gov for the latest information, including answers to the most common questions we see surrounding the payments. We also continue to urge those who don't normally have a filing requirement, including those with little or no income, that they can quickly register for the payments on IRS.gov." Millions of people who do not typically file a tax return are eligible to receive these payments. Payments are automa...
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  • U.S. Social Security Administration says Effective March 17, 2020, Social Security Offices Will Only Offer Phone Service

    U.S. Social Security Administration says Effective March 17, 2020, Social Security Offices Will Only Offer Phone Service| site |



    (March 16, 2020) - - Today (March 16, 2020), the U.S. Social Security Administration published the following information:


    SOCIAL SECURITY


    Effective March 17, 2020, Social Security Offices Will Only Offer Phone Service


    ** Online Services Remain Available **


    All local Social Security offices will be closed to the public for in-person service starting Tuesday, March 17, 2020. This decision protects the population we serve—older Americans and people with underlying medical conditions—and our employees during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. However, we are still able to provide critical services.

    Our secure and convenient online services remain available at www.socialsecurity.gov . Local offices will also continue to provide critical services
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  • College Board is Canceling the May 2, 2020 SAT and SAT Subject Test Administration

    College Board is Canceling the May 2, 2020 SAT and SAT Subject Test Administration| site |



    (March 18, 2020) - - According to its website, the College Board is canceling the May 2, 2020 SAT and SAT Subject Test administration.

    The information is located on their website HERE
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  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention March 9, 2020 Media Telebriefing Update on COVID-19

    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention March 9, 2020 Media Telebriefing Update: COVID-19| site |



    (March 9, 2020) - - Today, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) published the following audio version of CDC Media Telebriefing: Update on COVID-19:






    or


    Press HERE
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  • World Health Organization Director-General's Opening Remarks at the March 6, 2020 Media Briefing on COVID-19

    World Health Organization Director-General's Opening Remarks at the March 6, 2020 Media Briefing on COVID-19| site |



    (March 6, 2020) - - Today, the World Health Organization (WHO) published the following WHO Director-General's opening remarks at the media briefing on COVID-19: Good afternoon, and thank you once again for joining us in person and online. I would like to start by acknowledging International Women’s Day this Sunday. This is a moment to remember that around the world, many women cannot access essential health services, and continue to suffer disproportionately from preventable and treatable diseases. But International Women’s Day is an opportunity not only to promote and protect the health of women, but to highlight the vital role they play in promoting and protecting the health of all people. Globally, women make up 70% of the global health workforce, but hold only 25% of senior roles. WHO is committed to promoting gender equality every...
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  • Finance Regulators announce that the 2020 National Interagency Community Reinvestment Conference is Postponed

    Finance Regulators announce that the 2020 National Interagency Community Reinvestment Conference is Postponed| site |



    Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System

    Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation

    Office of the Comptroller of the Currency
    (March 5, 2020) - - Today, the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System published the following information: After careful consideration of the growing public health concerns associated with the coronavirus (COVID-19), the organizing sponsors of the 2020 National Interagency Community Reinvestment Conference (NICRC), scheduled March 9-12 in Denver, Colorado, have made the decision to postpone the conference. The Federal Reserve, the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation jointly made this decision out of an abundance of caution to help safeguard the health and well-being of the more than 1,300 registered conference participants.
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  • World Health Organization Director-General's Opening Remarks at the March 5, 2020 Media Briefing on COVID-19

    World Health Organization Director-General's Opening Remarks at the March 5, 2020 Media Briefing on COVID-19| site |




    (March 5, 2020) - - Today, the World Health Organization (WHO) published the following WHO Director-General's opening remarks at the media briefing on COVID-19: Good afternoon, and thank you once again for joining us in person and online. Today I want to start by saying thank you to all our colleagues in the media. As providers of information, you play a vital role in the response to COVID-19. The fight against rumours and misinformation is a vital part of the battle against this virus. We rely on you to make sure people have accurate information about the threat they face, and how to protect themselves and others. Now to the numbers. There is now a total of 95,265 reported cases of COVID-19 globally, and 3281 deaths. In the past 24 hours, China reported 143 cases. Most cases continue to be reported from Hubei province, and 8 provinces...
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  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention March 3, 2020 Telebriefing Update on COVID-19

    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention March 3, 2020 Telebriefing Update on COVID-19| site |



    (March 3, 2020) - - Today, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) published the following audio version of CDC Media Telebriefing: Update on COVID-19:









    or




    Press HERE











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  • World Health Organization Director-General's Opening Remarks at the March 2, 2020 Media Briefing on COVID-19

    World Health Organization Director-General's Opening Remarks at the March 2, 2020 Media Briefing on COVID-19| site |




    (March 2, 2020) - - Today (March 2, 2020), the World Health Organization (WHO) published the following WHO Director-General's Opening Remarks at the March 2, 2020 Media Briefing on COVID-19: Good afternoon to everyone online and in the room. The number of cases in China continues to decline. Yesterday, China reported 206 cases of COVID-19 to WHO, the lowest since the 22nd of January. Only 8 cases were reported outside Hubei province yesterday. Outside China, a total of 8739 cases of COVID-19 have been reported to WHO from 61 countries, with 127 deaths. In the last 24 hours there were almost 9 times more cases reported outside China than inside China. The epidemics in the Republic of Korea, Italy, Iran and Japan are our greatest concern. I would also like to inform you that a WHO team arrived in Iran this afternoon to deliver suppli...
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    USA Staffing Onboarding Wins 2020 Igniting Innovation Award
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    USA Staffing Onboarding Wins 2020 Igniting Innovation Award | site |



    (September 3, 2020) - - Today, September 3, 2020, the U.S. Office of Personnel Management published the following information:

    WASHINGTON, DC – The U.S. Office of Personnel Management(OPM) announces that their Human Resources Solutions’ USA Staffing® Onboarding platform is the winner of the 2020 Igniting Innovation Awards, hosted by the American Council for Technology and Industry Advisory Council (ACT-IAC). The awards recognize groundbreaking technologies that enhance services for citizens and government operations. USA Staffing Onboarding won with 68% of the vote. “I am very proud of the OPM employees on USA Staffing’s onboarding team. Their hard work and dedication are a great credit to the agency. USA Staffing Onboarding is a leading example of OPM’s ongoing efforts to help Federal agencies work efficiently to better serve the American people,” said OPM Acting Dire
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    09-21-2020, 05:19 PM
  • Staff Reporter 1
    U.S. Department of Agriculture Extends Free Meals for Kids Through December 31, 2020
    by Staff Reporter 1
    U.S. Department of Agriculture Extends Free Meals for Kids Through December 31, 2020 | site |



    Summer meal programs can continue operating as funding allows


    (August 31, 2020) - - The U.S. Department of Agriculture published today (August 31, 2020) the following information:

    (Washington, DC, August 31, 2020) – Today, U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will extend several flexibilities through as late as December 31, 2020. The flexibilities allow summer meal program operators to continue serving free meals to all children into the fall months. This unprecedented move will help ensure – no matter what the situation is on-the-ground – children have access to nutritious food as the country recovers from the COVID-19 pandemic. USDA has been and continues to be committed to using the Congressionally appropriated funding that has been made available.

    “As
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    08-31-2020, 04:09 PM
  • Staff Reporter 1
    U.S. Food and Drug Administration Coronavirus COVID-19 Update - - Daily Roundup May 28, 2020
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    Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update: Daily Roundup May 28, 2020| site |



    (May 28, 2020) - - Today (May 28, 2020), the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) published the following information:

    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today announced the following actions taken in its ongoing response effort to the COVID-19 pandemic:
    • The FDA issued an Emergency Use Authorization for the Stryker Sustainability Solutions (SSS) VHP N95 Respirator Decontamination System (RDS). This product uses vapor hydrogen peroxide (VHP) to decontaminate compatible N95 respirators that are, or potentially are, contaminated with SARS-CoV-2 or other pathogenic microorganisms for multiple-user reuse by healthcare personnel to prevent exposure to pathogenic biological airborne particulates when there are insufficient supplies of face-filtering respirators (FFRs) resulting from the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. N95 respirators containing cellulose-based materials
    ...
    05-29-2020, 07:26 AM
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    Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System publishes Minutes of the Board's Discount Rate Meeting on April 29, 2020
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    Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System publishes Minutes of the Board's Discount Rate Meeting on April 29, 2020 | site |


    (May 26, 2020) - - Today (May 26, 2020), the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System published the following information:

    The Federal Reserve Board on Tuesday released the minutes of its interest rate meeting on April 29, 2020.

    The minutes are attached.



    Attachment (PDF)
    ...
    05-29-2020, 04:49 AM
  • Staff Reporter 1
    CMS NEWS ALERT May 19, 2020
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    CMS NEWS ALERT May 19, 2020 | site |



    (May 19, 2020) - - Today (May 19, 2020), the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) published the following "CMS NEWS ALERT May 19, 2020":

    As part of the ongoing White House Task Force efforts taken in response to coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), following is a summary of recent Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) actions. To keep up with the important Task Force work being done in response to COVID-19, click here www.coronavirus.gov . For information specific to CMS, please visit the CMS News Room and Current Emergencies Website. CMS updates these resources on an ongoing basis throughout the day; the information below is current as of May 19, 2020 at 4:00 pm ET.

    Trump Administration Issues Guidance to Ensure States Have a Plan in Place to Safely Reopen Nursing Homes

    CMS announced new guidance for state and local officials to ensure the safe reopening of nursing...
    05-26-2020, 06:31 AM

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