Will Federal Employees Get Black Friday Off?

November 24, 2015 2:17 PM Comments
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A petition was started last week asking the White House to give federal employees an extra day off at Thanksgiving. How likely is this to happen?

Demoted VA Workers Could Get Even More Money

November 25, 2015 11:51 AM Comments

In an ironic twist, Department of Veterans Affairs officials may pay thousands of dollars to move a pair of recently demoted executives accused of receiving tens of thousands of dollars in questionable relocation bonuses.

Audit Finds OPM Security Weaknesses Remain After Data Breach

November 25, 2015 8:24 AM Comments

The Office of Personnel Management has made some cybersecurity improvements, but vulnerabilities still remain, according to an audit by OPM’s Office of Inspector General.

Alabama Federal Employees Getting ‘Your Data Was Stolen’ Notices

November 25, 2015 7:50 AM Comments

This summer’s huge cyberattack on the federal government is getting personal for thousands of Alabama residents this month as letters arrive from Washington saying “your Social Security Number and other personal information was included in the intrusion.”

How to Save Money On Your Federal Health Insurance

November 23, 2015 6:22 PM Comments

Here are tips from an expert on the federal employee health insurance program (FEHB) on how federal employees can save money by learning more about the program.

Former Postal Employee Arrested In Alleged Investment Scam

November 25, 2015 11:53 AM Comments

A former postal employee was arrested Monday after he solicited potential investors for a fake gold and diamond investment opportunity in Africa, police said.

10,000 IRS Agents But Only 2 Dozen People Focused On ‘Violent Extremism’?

November 25, 2015 7:53 AM Comments

Rep. Martha McSally recently made a claim comparing the number of Internal Revenue Service agents to the number of people “countering violent extremism” in America. Is it true?

FDIC Attorney Pleads Guilty to Defrauding a Bank

November 23, 2015 3:05 PM Comments

An attorney with the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation was caught playing fast and loose with the facts in order to convince a bank to approve a short sale on her house.

Secret Service Sued For Withholding Data On Security Costs

November 25, 2015 7:58 AM Comments

Judicial Watch announced Tuesday it will sue the U.S. Secret Service for not responding to numerous Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests the group has submitted since July 21, 2014.

Protest Against the TSA Planned for the Thanksgiving Travel Holiday

November 25, 2015 8:14 AM Comments

An anti-Transportation Security Administration activist has a protest planned at Sky Harbor International Airport just in time for the Thanksgiving travel season.

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