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Moniz: Trump Climate Request ‘Not Appropriate’

on December 22, 2016 in Agency News with 0 Comments
U.S. Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz criticized a request by President-elect Donald Trump's transition team to hand over the names of federal employees who worked on climate change issues as "not appropriate."

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Tallying Political Donations from Federal Employees and Unions

By on December 21, 2016 in Agency News with 0 Comments
Tallying Political Donations from Federal Employees and Unions

Federal employee unions are generally supportive of Democrats. Federal employees donating in the 2016 election cycle followed suit. Here is a breakdown from agencies with significant donations.

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DHS Employee Accused of Taking Firearms to Work Pleads Guilty

on December 21, 2016 in Agency News with 0 Comments
A Department of Homeland Security employee accused of taking weapons to work pleaded guilty to a federal firearms charge Wednesday.

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Letters Showcase Spat Between Lawmaker and VA Deputy Secretary Over Bonuses for VA Employees

By on December 21, 2016 in Agency News with 0 Comments
Letters Showcase Spat Between Lawmaker and VA Deputy Secretary Over Bonuses for VA Employees

The Deputy Secretary of the VA is unhappy about a law recently passed that limits awards and incentives for VA employees. However, the Chairman of the House VA Committee made it clear he won’t budge on repealing the bonus restrictions.

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VA Reverses Course, Releases Health Care Quality Data

on December 20, 2016 in Agency News with 0 Comments
The Department of Veterans Affairs has quietly released quality-of-care ratings for its medical centers across the country, despite years of refusing to share them with the public.

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Senators: ‘Urgent Need’ to Improve the VA

By on December 20, 2016 in Agency News with 0 Comments
Senators: ‘Urgent Need’ to Improve the VA

Two Senators sent a letter to vice president-elect Mike Pence telling him about a myriad of problems within the VA they hope to see fixed under a new administration.

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Thad Allen in the Running for VA Secretary

on December 19, 2016 in Agency News with 0 Comments
Former U.S. Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Thad Allen has emerged as a “serious contender” to be President-elect Donald Trump’s pick for Veterans Affairs secretary.

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TSA Proposes Security Training For Rail, Bus Workers

on December 18, 2016 in Agency News with 0 Comments
The Transportation Security Administration proposed Friday to require security training for railroad and bus workers, to protect against terrorism like the commuter-train bombings in Spain that killed nearly 200 people in 2004.

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Democrats Call for Federal Probe Into Trump’s Energy Department Questionnaire

By on December 18, 2016 in Agency News with 0 Comments
Democrats Call for Federal Probe Into Trump’s Energy Department Questionnaire

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.

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Policy Change Hinted for Department of Energy in Questionnaire and New Secretary

By on December 15, 2016 in Agency News, Human Resources with 0 Comments
Policy Change Hinted for Department of Energy in Questionnaire and New Secretary

A questionnaire and new Secretary of Energy are creating consternation among federal employees. Change is in the air. What will be the impact on federal workers?

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