Trump Administration to Revoke Federal Transgender Bathroom Guidance for Public Schools

By on February 22, 2017 in Agency News with 0 Comments
Trump Administration to Revoke Federal Transgender Bathroom Guidance for Public Schools

The Trump administration plans to revoke guidelines issued by federal agencies under the Obama administration which instructed public schools to allow transgender students to use their preferred restroom facilities.

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Legislation Would Provide Enhanced Retirement Benefits for Nearly 30k Law Enforcement Officers

By on February 22, 2017 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
Legislation Would Provide Enhanced Retirement Benefits for Nearly 30k Law Enforcement Officers

Recently introduced legislation would provide enhanced retirement benefits for certain federal law enforcement officers.

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Which HHS Positions Are Exempt From the Hiring Freeze?

By on February 22, 2017 in Agency News with 0 Comments

A memo from the Department of Health and Human Services provides guidance on which occupations at the agency are exempt from the hiring freeze.

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Federal Workers Grapple with Political Neutrality

on February 22, 2017 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
The Office of Special Counsel has been inundated with queries from federal employees who wonder what they can and can't say under the Hatch Act as they get acclimated to working for a new administration.

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DHS Employees Locked Out of Computer Networks

on February 22, 2017 in Agency News with 0 Comments
Some U.S. Department of Homeland Security employees in the Washington area and Philadelphia were unable to access some agency computer networks on Tuesday.

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Will Crowdfunding Disrupt Aid Relief Next?

By on February 21, 2017 in Agency News with 0 Comments
Will Crowdfunding Disrupt Aid Relief Next?

The Peace Corps is involved in a dispute with DonorSee, a crowdfunding site that lets people donate directly to aid relief projects around the globe. The author looks at the situation and its potential impact on fundraising.

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15,000 New Federal Employees Key Part of Immigration Enforcement

By on February 21, 2017 in Agency News with 0 Comments
15,000 New Federal Employees Key Part of Immigration Enforcement

Under new policy proposals from Department of Homeland Security, up to 15,000 federal employees will be hired as part of a plan to secure U.S. borders and crack down on illegal immigration.

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Legislation Would Extend Appeal Rights to Some Postal Employees

By on February 21, 2017 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
Legislation Would Extend Appeal Rights to Some Postal Employees

Legislation has been introduced in Congress to extend MSPB appeal rights to approximately 7,500 Postal Service employees.

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President Trump Can Dampen Criticism By Revving Up Federal Hiring

on February 21, 2017 in Leadership with 0 Comments
The author says that hiring some of the federal employees who have yet to be hired or confirmed to fill vacancies in the new administration would go a long way towards putting the "bureaucracy at ease."

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Restoring EPA Priorities and Involving Federal Employees

By on February 20, 2017 in Agency News with 0 Comments
Restoring EPA Priorities and Involving Federal Employees

The new EPA administrator wants to restore agency priorities and believes employees should be able to embrace these goals as they benefit our environment.

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