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Obama Nominates Beth Cobert to Head OPM

By on November 10, 2015 in Agency News with 3 Comments
Obama Nominates Beth Cobert to Head OPM

President Obama has nominated acting Office of Personnel Management director Beth Cobert to permanently head up the agency.

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Legislation Introduced to End Unionization at IRS

By on November 5, 2015 in Agency News, Human Resources with 358 Comments
Legislation Introduced to End Unionization at IRS

Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) has introduced legislation that would end mandatory labor unions at the Internal Revenue Service.

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Energy Department Proposes Green Energy Themed Halloween Costumes

By on October 29, 2015 in Agency News with 7 Comments
Energy Department Proposes Green Energy Themed Halloween Costumes

The Energy Department says they take Halloween very seriously. To celebrate, the agency has published instructions for making some green energy themed costumes to liven up your Halloween party.

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50th Anniversary Celebration of a Little Known Federal Anti-Discrimination Agency

By on September 28, 2015 in Agency News with 3 Comments
50th Anniversary Celebration of a Little Known Federal Anti-Discrimination Agency

The Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) recently celebrated its 50th anniversary. The author describes how this agency operates and also a recent discrimination case it oversaw against a federal contractor.

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One Congressman Wants Federal Employees to Use Uber to Get Around

By on September 24, 2015 in Agency News with 34 Comments
One Congressman Wants Federal Employees to Use Uber to Get Around

Rep. David Schweikert (R-AZ) has introduced legislation that would require some federal agencies to sell cars that they own and encourage federal employees to instead use ride-sharing companies such as Uber or Lyft for their transportation needs.

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‘I Saw the Elephant’ (in 1850)

By on September 9, 2015 in Agency News with 1 Comment

Many Americans are ignorant about our history. A facility in Wyoming brings to life the sacrifices and hardships from the 500,000 pioneers who crossed the country on foot, in covered wagons and on horseback to settle the West.

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Federal Whistleblowing Case Results In 2 Deaths

By on August 22, 2015 in Agency News with 18 Comments
Federal Whistleblowing Case Results In 2 Deaths

A former federal employee with the Bureau of Labor Statistics entered a federal building in New York last week and killed both a security guard and himself, perhaps out of frustration with the loss of his federal job from his whistleblower status.

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Which Agency Has the Most Expensive Disposable Eating Utensils?

By on August 10, 2015 in Agency News, Court Cases with 22 Comments
Which Agency Has the Most Expensive Disposable Eating Utensils?

An issue between an agency and a union dating back at least 6 years has resulted in the Department of Commerce possibly having the most expensive disposable cups and eating utensils in the country.

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SSA Employees Owe $21.8 Million in Delinquent Taxes

By on August 3, 2015 in Agency News with 101 Comments

A recent report from the Inspector General at the Social Security Administration shows that a small percentage of employees at the agency collectively owed $21.8 million in delinquent taxes as of FY 2013.

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Legislation Would Allow the Postal Service to Start Shipping Alcoholic Beverages

By on July 30, 2015 in Agency News with 33 Comments
Legislation Would Allow the Postal Service to Start Shipping Alcoholic Beverages

Legislation has been introduced in the House that would, among other things, allow the Postal Service to start shipping beer, wine, and liquor and also claims that it would modernize the agency to set it on a path to financial solvency.

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