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Legislation has been introduced in the House which would exempt veterans from the federal hiring freeze.
A House Committee is asking for an IG analysis of reports of EPA employees using encrypted forms of communication which may be in violation of federal record keeping requirements.
Legislation has been reintroduced in the new Congress to give federal employees six weeks of paid parental leave for the birth or adoption of a child.
A resolution recently introduced in the Senate pledges to support the federal workforce with “five fights for federal employees.”
The Office of Government Ethics experienced a high volume of traffic late last week which temporarily crippled its website. The surge may have been caused by allegations that Kellyanne Conway violated federal ethics regulations.
The Office of Government Ethics has said that disciplinary action against Kellyanne Conway appears to be warranted for statements she made which appear to violate her position as a federal employee.
Legislation has been introduced in Congress to require federal agencies to return all fines, fees, penalties, and other unappropriated funds that they collect to the Treasury.