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A House Committee has sent a letter to the Government Accountability Office asking for an investigation into how OPM can improve its retirement application handling process.
Two Congressmen sent letters this week requesting that the State Department Under Secretary for Management be removed from his position over reports that he proposed a “quid pro quo” arrangement with the FBI to change the classification level of an email from Hillary Clinton’s private server.
A new report finds that Executive Branch departments and federal agencies have failed to implement over 15,000 open OIG recommendations.
Three House Committee Chairmen sent a letter to Attorney General Loretta Lynch asking why the Justice Department was declining to press criminal charges against the EPA for its role in the Gold King Mine spill in Colorado.
OPM has released the full 2016 FEVS results. While the data cover many aspects of federal employment, one topic they address is federal employees’ overall satisfaction with pay.
The Office of Personnel Management made a very slight improvement in the number of outstanding retirement applications in its backlog in September.
A new presidential memorandum calls for greater diversity and inclusion among the federal government’s national security workforce.
The possibility of a shutdown is again facing federal employees as the fiscal year draws to a close. What will happen to your pay if there is a partial government shutdown?
Legislation has been introduced in the Senate to expand protection for whistleblowers at the Department of Energy.