Tag: Current Events
A weight loss program for truck drivers, dead people at SSA, and unused solar panels at the VA – these are just some of the items that Senator James Lankford (R-OK) highlights in a new report on wasteful spending in federal agencies that follows a tradition begun by his predecessor, Senator Tom Coburn (R-OK).
The Office of Special Counsel recently issued new Hatch Act guidelines for federal employees pertaining to social media. If you are unfamiliar with the Hatch Act, it would be worth your time to become acquainted with this law. This article provides a brief overview of the new guidelines and a brief summary of why the Hatch Act was passed.
Human resources expert and long-time federal employee Tim Dirks has been named as the interim president of the Senior Executives Association.
The author says that civil servants who refuse to answer questions when called to testify before the House of Representatives or the Senate are not exercising civil service protections; they are exercising a Constitutional right guaranteed to everyone.
The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) has informed its members that the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) is currently interviewing federal contractors to gather their views on policies and processes of the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP).