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Cutting the Federal Workforce is Not the Way to Eliminate Waste, Fraud and Abuse

on December 19, 2016 in Current Events with 0 Comments
The author says that president-elect Donald Trump is right to focus on eliminating waste and fraud within the federal government, but that making cuts to the federal workforce is not going to help in doing so.

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Why President Trump Should Motivate Federal Workers

on December 18, 2016 in Current Events with 0 Comments
The author says that high levels of employee engagement lead to better performance and outcomes, and the same holds true for workers in the public sector as well. He says that the new president will need an engaged workforce to be successful.

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Army Demotes ‘Swinging General’ After Investigation Into Affairs

on December 16, 2016 in Current Events with 0 Comments
The Army has stripped Maj. Gen. David Haight of three ranks following revelations that he had a decade-long extramarital affair and had lived a “swinger lifestyle,” Army Secretary Eric Fanning said Friday.

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Cabinet Nominees in for Rude Awakening

on December 16, 2016 in Current Events with 0 Comments
The author, who has worked both in the private sector as well as the head of a small federal agency, says that members of Donald Trump's cabinet who have not worked in government before are in for a culture shock.

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NLRB Orders Postal Union to Pay Back Members

on December 15, 2016 in Current Events with 0 Comments
The National Labor Relations Board, a federal labor arbiter, ordered the Postal Workers Union to return more than $700,000 to about 7,000 workers who lost job opportunities to outsourcing.

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Obama Political Appointees to Continue as Career Employees Under Trump

on December 14, 2016 in Current Events with 0 Comments
After President Barack Obama exits office, at least 88 of his political appointees will likely remain working in the federal government under a Donald Trump administration, according to numbers from the Office of Personnel Management.

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Fed Raises Interest Rates by One Quarter

on December 14, 2016 in Current Events with 0 Comments
The Federal Reserve has raised a key interest rate in response to a solid U.S. economy and also sees a probability of additional interest rate hikes next year.

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Obama Offers a Final ‘Thank You’ to Federal Employees

By on December 14, 2016 in Current Events with 0 Comments

President Obama offered a final “thank you” to federal employees during his last days in office to honor their accomplishments.

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Energy Department Refuses to Give Trump List of Employees Working on Climate Change

on December 13, 2016 in Current Events with 0 Comments
Energy Department officials have rejected a request from the incoming administration to provide the names of employees working on climate change within the agency.

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Trump to Nominate Rick Perry for Energy Secretary

on December 13, 2016 in Current Events with 0 Comments
President-elect Donald Trump will pick former Texas Gov. Rick Perry for Secretary of Energy according to sources.

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