Thomas.gov Set To Retire This Summer

April 29, 2016 12:20 PM Comments

The Library of Congress announced plans to finally retire the Thomas.gov web portal this summer after almost 21 years of public service. Library staff have finished migrating the site’s data over to the newer Congress.gov and plan to turn off the old site on July 5.

Federal Employee Admits Attempting to Lure Child for Sex

April 29, 2016 10:17 AM Comments

A longtime federal government computer specialist admitted using his computer to attempt to lure a child for sex.

TSA Whistle-Blowers: Screeners Fleeing ‘Agency In Crisis’

April 29, 2016 7:23 AM Comments

More than 100 of the Transportation Security Administration’s 48,000 airport screeners quit each week, and whistle-blowers told congressional investigators that “we remain an agency in crisis.”

House Panel Advances Bill to Block IRS From Collecting Data on Nonprofit Donors

April 29, 2016 7:21 AM Comments

The House Ways and Means Committee on Thursday approved a measure that would block the Internal Revenue Service from collecting data on people who donate to tax-exempt nonprofit groups.

Census Bureau Hopes To Use Data From Other Government Agencies In 2020

April 29, 2016 7:16 AM Comments

When the Census Bureau counts the American public, can it use the information that other federal agencies have already collected? The agency hopes to do so.

FDA Approves First Commercial Zika Virus Test

April 29, 2016 7:15 AM Comments

The first commercial U.S. test to diagnose Zika virus won emergency use authorization from the Food and Drug Administration Thursday.

OPM to Consider Banning Criminal History From Federal Job Applications

April 29, 2016 6:56 AM Comments

The U.S. agency that oversees personnel hiring for the federal government will propose a rule that would remove questions about criminal history from job applications, the Office of Personnel Management said on Thursday.

Why OPM is Prioritizing Higher Education For Feds

April 28, 2016 9:40 PM Comments

Marking the one-year anniversary of its truED Alliance with Champlain College on April 27, the Office of Personnel Management touted the fact that almost 1,800 feds and their families have taken advantage of steeply discounted online coursework.

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