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A group of Senate Democrats requested that the Office of Special Counsel launch an investigation into a questionnaire asking for names of individuals working on climate change policies sent by the incoming Trump administration to officials at the Department of Energy.
The Partnership for Public Service has released its annual rankings of the Best Places to Work in the Federal Government. Did your agency make the list?
President Obama offered a final “thank you” to federal employees during his last days in office to honor their accomplishments.
OPM has announced that the open enrollment period for the dental and vision programs has been extended two days due to technical problems with the enrollment website.
OPM has published an interim final rule to create a regulatory exception that allows children of same-sex domestic partners living overseas to maintain FEHB coverage for an extended period of time.
Legislation has been introduced in the House that would require the TSA to reform its security screening procedures to be more accommodating to transgender travelers.
OPM made a small reduction to its backlog of retirement applications, but it remains above 16,000 as of the end of November.