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Legislation Introduced to Reform Postal Employees’ Benefits

By on February 1, 2017 in Agency News, Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
Legislation Introduced to Reform Postal Employees’ Benefits

Legislation has been introduced in the House that would make a number of reforms to the Postal Service including changes to current and retired Postal employees’ benefits.

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Trump Signs Executive Order Directing Agencies to Cut Regulations

By on January 30, 2017 in Agency News with 0 Comments
Trump Signs Executive Order Directing Agencies to Cut Regulations

President Trump has signed an executive order laying out a process that directs federal agencies to cut regulations.

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VA Announces Exemptions from Hiring Freeze

By on January 27, 2017 in Agency News with 0 Comments
VA Announces Exemptions from Hiring Freeze

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has announced that direct patient care positions within the agency are exempt from the Trump administration’s hiring freeze.

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Trump Plans to Cut EPA Workforce by as Much as 50%

By on January 27, 2017 in Agency News with 0 Comments

According to a former Trump administration team staffer, the president has plans to significantly reduce the size and scope of the EPA.

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VA Committee Chairmen Ask for Agency Exemption From Trump on Hiring Freeze

By on January 27, 2017 in Agency News with 0 Comments
VA Committee Chairmen Ask for Agency Exemption From Trump on Hiring Freeze

The Chairmen of the House and Senate VA committees sent a letter to President Trump asking for clarification about exempting the VA from the hiring freeze.

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Do You Have What It Takes To Be A Whistleblower?

By on January 26, 2017 in Agency News, Human Resources with 0 Comments
Do You Have What It Takes To Be A Whistleblower?

A federal whistleblower has legal protection from retaliation. A gag order may fall within this type of protected activity.

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Patrick Pizzella Named Acting FLRA Chairman

By on January 25, 2017 in Agency News with 0 Comments
Patrick Pizzella Named Acting FLRA Chairman

Patrick Pizzella has been named as the Acting Chairman of the FLRA.

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Legislation Introduced in House to Make It Easier to Fire VA Employees

By on January 24, 2017 in Agency News with 0 Comments
Legislation Introduced in House to Make It Easier to Fire VA Employees

Legislation was recently introduced in the House of Representatives to make it easier to fire VA employees for poor performance.

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Did Trump Order a ‘Media Blackout’ at EPA?

By on January 24, 2017 in Agency News with 0 Comments
Did Trump Order a ‘Media Blackout’ at EPA?

The Associated Press has reported that the Trump administration has ordered a temporary “media blackout” at the Environmental Protection Agency. The White House has denied these claims.

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Comey to Stay on as FBI Director

on January 24, 2017 in Agency News with 0 Comments
President Trump has decided to retain James Comey as FBI director.

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