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Devos Confirmed as Education Secretary

on February 7, 2017 in Agency News with 0 Comments
The Senate on Tuesday confirmed school choice advocate Betsy DeVos as Education secretary by the narrowest of margins, with Vice President Mike Pence breaking a 50-50 tie in a historic vote.

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Navy’s ‘Diversity Road Map’ Lays Foundation For Multiethnic Force Protected Against Discrimination

on February 7, 2017 in Agency News with 0 Comments
The Navy has issued its last major directive of the Barack Obama era with a “diversity road map” that paves the way for a multiethnic force of sailors and civilians who are protected against discrimination based on “gender identity” or “sex stereotyping.”

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Some IRS Employees Cheated On Their Taxes And Agency Let Most Keep Their Jobs

on February 6, 2017 in Agency News with 0 Comments
More than half of IRS employees found to have intentionally cheated on their taxes last year were allowed to keep their jobs, according to numbers released by the inspector general that suggest the agency is still reluctant to punish its own staffers for breaking tax laws.

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Business as Usual at NASA

on February 6, 2017 in Agency News with 0 Comments
Two weeks into the administration of President Donald Trump, NASA’s acting administrator said there have yet to be any major changes to the agency’s activities or any indication of when such changes might come.

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DoD Releases Hiring Freeze Guidance

By on February 4, 2017 in Agency News, Human Resources with 0 Comments
DoD Releases Hiring Freeze Guidance

The Defense Department has issued agency-specific guidance on the hiring freeze. The author provides a complete breakdown of the details.

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IRS Moves To Revoke Passports For Unpaid Taxes

on February 3, 2017 in Agency News with 0 Comments
If you happen to have seriously delinquent tax debt, a new law says the IRS can notify the State Department who is then unlikely to grant a passport.

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Legislation Introduced to Abolish the EPA

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Legislation has been introduced in the House to abolish the Environmental Protection Agency.

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Strong Words From the New Secretary of State to Federal Workers

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Secretary of State Rex Tillerson addressed State Department workers during his first visit to the Department, however many of his remarks apply to all federal employees.

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DoD’s New RIF Rules: A Big Deal or Not?

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DoD’s New RIF Rules: A Big Deal or Not?

The Department of Defense recently released new rules for reduction in force. The author explains what the implications of these new rules for federal employees.

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Troubled VA Center’s Director Gets New Post While Under Investigation

on February 3, 2017 in Agency News with 0 Comments
The VA abruptly removed the director of a VA Medical Center in Shreveport, La., on Wednesday after a months-long investigation of mismanagement allegations and multiple employee complaints to top VA officials, transferring him to another job in neighboring Mississippi.

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