Senate Confirms Treasury, VA Secretary Picks

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The Senate has confirmed Donald Trump's picks to lead both the VA and Treasury departments.

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Legislation Reintroduced to Give Federal Employees 6 Weeks of Paid Parental Leave

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Legislation Reintroduced to Give Federal Employees 6 Weeks of Paid Parental Leave

Legislation has been reintroduced in the new Congress to give federal employees six weeks of paid parental leave for the birth or adoption of a child.

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TSA Employees Arrested for Cocaine Smuggling

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A dozen airport and Transportation Security Administration (TSA) employees have been arrested for their alleged involvement in a massive cocaine smuggling operation in Puerto Rico, the U.S. Attorney’s Office announced Monday.

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OPM Releases Additional Hiring Freeze Guidance

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The Office of Personnel Management has provided an extensive list of questions and answers with additional guidance about the hiring freeze.

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Deals and Discounts That All Federal Retirees Should Know About

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Deals and Discounts That All Federal Retirees Should Know About

The author has compiled a list of discounts available to retired federal employees on things such as travel, computers, and restaurants.

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Trump’s Cabinet Won’t Succeed By Ignoring Federal Employees

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The author says that for new cabinet members to be successful, they need to listen to what employees in their agencies have to say.

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‘Antiquated Assumptions’ About Federal Pay and Benefits

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‘Antiquated Assumptions’ About Federal Pay and Benefits

What changes are likely to occur to your pay and benefits? These are some proposed changes federal workers might see under a new administration based on what we know today.

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Why Protect Only Law Enforcement Employees?

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Why Protect Only Law Enforcement Employees?

President Trump’s new Executive Order focuses on preventing violence against law enforcement officers, but leaves out other government employees.

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Democratic Senators Pledge to Support Federal Workforce

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Democratic Senators Pledge to Support Federal Workforce

A resolution recently introduced in the Senate pledges to support the federal workforce with “five fights for federal employees.”

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Ethics Office Website Experiences Outages Due to ‘Extraordinary Volume’

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Ethics Office Website Experiences Outages Due to ‘Extraordinary Volume’

The Office of Government Ethics experienced a high volume of traffic late last week which temporarily crippled its website. The surge may have been caused by allegations that Kellyanne Conway violated federal ethics regulations.

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