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Judge Orders IRS to Stop Tea Party Targeting

on November 5, 2016 in Agency News with 0 Comments
The IRS is still targeting tea party groups for illegal scrutiny by refusing to process applications that have been pending for years, a federal court said in a ruling made public Friday, ordering the tax agency to quit stalling.

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Lawmakers Concerned About Confusion Over OPM’s Switch to a New ID Protection Company

By on November 4, 2016 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
Lawmakers Concerned About Confusion Over OPM’s Switch to a New ID Protection Company

Lawmakers are concerned that OPM’s announcement that some federal employees will have to re-enroll with another service provider to continue to receive identity theft protection services is going to create confusion.

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Active Duty Soldiers Charged With Smuggling Undocumented Immigrants

on November 4, 2016 in Current Events with 0 Comments
The Justice Department announced charges Wednesday against a pair of active duty Army soldiers accused of illegally transporting two undocumented immigrants.

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U.S. Passport Changes Are Coming: Here’s What You Need To Know

on November 4, 2016 in Current Events with 0 Comments
Passport changes are coming, and if you plan on traveling in the future — especially if you’re among the 49 million Americans whose passports will expire in the next few years — you need to know what passport changes are in store.

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Postal Service Investigating After Feds Charge Employee

on November 4, 2016 in Agency News with 0 Comments
The Postal Service Office of the Inspector General is investigating a case in which a Postal worker and five other people allegedly worked as a team to file false tax returns using people’s personal information and then steal the government issued tax refunds.

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How Federal Managers Can Set Telework Expectations With Staff

on November 4, 2016 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
OPM reminds agency leaders that performance standards for teleworking employees must be the same as performance standards for employees who do not telework.

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Beleaguered VA Fails to Implement Many Recommendations

on November 3, 2016 in Agency News with 0 Comments
The Veterans Health Administration, the section that runs VA’s health system, “does not have a process that ensures recommended organizational structure changes are evaluated,” according to a Government Accountability Office (GAO) report.

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Federal Employee With Stage IV Cancer May Lose Job For Taking Medical Marijuana

on November 3, 2016 in Current Events with 0 Comments
A 36-year-old U.S. man diagnosed with stage IV colon cancer in March of this year is now being forced to confront the likelihood of losing his job should he choose to use marijuana for the purpose of relieving symptoms caused by his cancer and cancer treatments.

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Big Jump for Trump in Reader’s Presidential Preference Survey

By on November 3, 2016 in Current Events with 0 Comments
Big Jump for Trump in Reader’s Presidential Preference Survey

A very recent survey on presidential preference among readers was taken after the FBI announcement on October 28th. The results are substantially different than a similar survey taken several weeks earlier.

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LAX Observes Moment of Silence On 3rd Anniversary of TSA Officer Slaying

on November 3, 2016 in Current Events with 0 Comments
A moment of silence was observed Tuesday in the terminals at Los Angeles International Airport to mark the third anniversary of the death of a TSA officer killed by a gunman who also wounded three others before being shot by police.

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