DOJ Announces Protections For Transgender Workers Who Allege Discrimination

December 19, 2014 11:23 AM Comments

The Justice Department is now interpreting federal law to explicitly prohibit workplace discrimination against transgender people, according to a memo released Thursday by Attorney General Eric Holder.

Review: U.S. Secret Service Too Insular, Needs Outside Leadership

December 18, 2014 7:10 PM Comments

The U.S. Secret Service needs an outsider to overhaul the insular agency, beef up staffing and improve training – after building a higher fence around the White House, an independent review concluded on Thursday.

USDA’s Animal Care Unit Inspects Buildings that Have No Animals

December 18, 2014 5:25 PM Comments

The Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) team responsible for ensuring the welfare of animals at research facilities has been inspecting buildings that have housed no animals for years, according to a new audit by the Office of Inspector General (OIG).

Files of More Than 40,000 Federal Workers Breached

December 18, 2014 4:25 PM Comments

Federal officials say the private files of 48,439 workers may have been compromised by a computer breach at government contractor KeyPoint Government Solutions Inc.

Stocks Rally; Best 2 Days of 2014 for Dow, S&P

December 18, 2014 4:16 PM Comments

U.S. stocks rallied on Thursday, with the Dow industrials climbing more than 400 points for the first time in three years, as investors applauded the Federal Reserve’s pledge that it would be patient in increasing interest rates.

Poll: Most Americans See a Role for Government

December 18, 2014 2:42 PM Comments

Most Americans want the government to do more, rather than backing off from regulation and involvement in people’s lives — marking a shift since the midterm elections last month, when the country was split on the same question.

Report: VA Official Inappropriately Steered Contracts Before Moving To Treasury

December 18, 2014 2:42 PM Comments

A former top procurement official at the Department of Veterans Affairs — who now holds a similar position at the Treasury Department — steered contracts to a company with which she had a personal relationship, according to a watchdog report.

Government Employees Sheltered from Economic Storms, Study Finds

December 18, 2014 1:23 PM Comments

A new study published by the National Bureau of Economic Research finds public sector employees generally enjoy greater job security than private sector employees, especially during recessions and other economic downturns.

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