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Federal Agencies Rush To Fill Job Openings Before Trump Takes Office

on January 1, 2017 in Current Events with 0 Comments
Several federal agencies are accelerating hiring in the final days of the Obama administration to ensure that as many new employees as possible are in place before President-elect Donald Trump imposes a promised hiring freeze.

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‘We the People’ Online Petitions Had Limited Legislative Impact

on December 30, 2016 in Current Events with 0 Comments
The White House launched the 'We the People' website five years ago as part of its open government initiative. How much impact did these petitions ultimately have on legislation? This report from the Pew Research Center takes an in depth look.

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Appeals Court Ruling Could Nullify Hundreds Of Decisions By SEC Judges In Colorado And 5 Other States

on December 28, 2016 in Current Events with 0 Comments
A federal appeals court ruling could nullify hundreds of decisions made by administrative law judges in securities cases from Colorado and five other states.

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The Coming Exodus of Career Civil Servants

on December 28, 2016 in Current Events with 0 Comments
How will Trump approach of "draining the swamp" resonate with the federal government’s 2.5 million federal employees? Will they even want to stay?

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Air Force Facing Dire Personnel Shortage

on December 23, 2016 in Current Events with 0 Comments
Earlier this year, top Air Force officials sounded the alarm about their thinning ranks -- saying they were 700 pilots and 4,000 mechanics short. Now they warn the problem is far worse.

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Intelligence Personnel Aren’t Fleeing Because of Trump Rift

on December 22, 2016 in Current Events with 0 Comments
Headhunters well-known for helping US spies find jobs in the private sector say intelligence analysts and officials, including those who specialize in cybersecurity, aren't running for the exits even though President-elect Trump has openly dismissed their findings.

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Government Leaving People Impoverished by Garnishing Social Security

on December 20, 2016 in Current Events with 0 Comments
To recoup student-loan debt, the government is leaving people who rely on Social Security with benefits that fall below federal poverty guidelines, the Government Accountability Office said Tuesday.

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Mulvaney’s Record Shows Penchant for Cutting Federal Workforce

on December 20, 2016 in Current Events with 0 Comments
President-elect Donald Trump picked Rep. Mick Mulvaney (R-SC) to head the Office of Management and Budget whose record in Congress suggests an interest in cutting spending, outsourcing to the private sector and shrinking the federal workforce by attrition.

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Donald Trump Officially Elected President

on December 19, 2016 in Current Events with 0 Comments
Donald Trump surpassed the necessary 270 votes in the Electoral College on Monday in the next step of the election process.

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What Tax Records Should You Keep?

By on December 19, 2016 in Current Events with 0 Comments
What Tax Records Should You Keep?

With the end of the year and tax season approaching, the IRS is reminding taxpayers about what tax records they should keep and for how long.

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