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Did Kellyanne Conway Violate Federal Ethics Regulations?

By on February 9, 2017 in Current Events with 0 Comments

The Office of Government Ethics has said that disciplinary action against Kellyanne Conway appears to be warranted for statements she made which appear to violate her position as a federal employee.

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Sessions Confirmed as Attorney General

on February 8, 2017 in Current Events with 0 Comments
The Senate voted Wednesday night to confirm Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL) to become the nation's attorney general.

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Federal Workers Finding Creative Ways to Push Back Against Trump Administration

By on February 5, 2017 in Current Events with 0 Comments
Federal Workers Finding Creative Ways to Push Back Against Trump Administration

Many federal employees are unhappy about the election of Donald Trump as president. There are organized movements taking place within the federal workforce to collectively voice opposition to the new administration’s polices.

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The Ultimate Potential of the Hiring Freeze

on February 3, 2017 in Current Events with 0 Comments
How well will the hiring freeze ultimately work to reduce the size of government? The author says that he is not very optimistic and explains why he thinks the size of the government is destined to keep growing.  

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Federal Employees Enrolling in Civil Disobedience Class

on February 1, 2017 in Current Events with 0 Comments
180 federal employees have enrolled in a civil disobedience class where experts will offer advice on workers’ rights to learn ways to voice opposition to Trump administration policies.

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Fed Keeps Rates Unchanged

on February 1, 2017 in Current Events with 0 Comments
The Federal Reserve on Wednesday kept interest rates unchanged and said the economy was still on a moderate growth path notwithstanding a surge in consumer and business confidence since the election.

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Senate Republicans Vote to Suspend Committee Rules, Advance Treasury and HHS Nominations

on February 1, 2017 in Current Events with 0 Comments
Senate Republicans took an extraordinary step Wednesday to move forward with two of President Donald Trump’s top Cabinet nominees after confronting a boycott from Democrats.

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Trump Names Judge Gorsuch as Supreme Court Choice

on January 31, 2017 in Current Events with 0 Comments
President Trump on Tuesday night announced federal Judge Neil Gorsuch as his choice for the Supreme Court.

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Agency Supporters Take to Twitter in Defiance of Trump Administration

By on January 29, 2017 in Current Events with 0 Comments
Agency Supporters Take to Twitter in Defiance of Trump Administration

In no time after the Trump administration issued a directive to agencies to temporarily limit their communications, voices of dissent took to Twitter. What is the story behind some of these “rogue” Twitter accounts, and what does it all mean for federal employees?

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Federal Hiring Freeze: What They Are Saying

By on January 24, 2017 in Current Events with 0 Comments
Federal Hiring Freeze: What They Are Saying

President Trump’s decision to freeze federal hiring has generated quite a buzz among the federal community. Here is a summary of what is being said about it.

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