Tag: Current Events
Congress has passed a measure to fund the government through December 11 and to prevent a government shutdown.
HUD argued that a senior official was entitled to seek support for the pending agency appropriations bill. The GAO disagreed concluding that an agency appeal to the public to contact members of Congress in support of legislation violates an anti-lobbying prohibition.
OPM has proposed to expand FEHB coverage to temporary employees with a full government contribution. The proposal does not address how the agency is able to ignore existing legislation in the new proposal and this issue is being questioned by the ranking member of a Senate committee.
San Francisco Postal Police Officers Raymond Tam and Harry Leung were providing security at a USPS booth during the city’s Chinatown Lunar New Year Festival, attended by thousands of people, when they noticed a five-year-old girl standing alone next to the booth.
According to the GAO, the Department of Defense violated the law when it transferred five Taliban prisoners at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, to the nation of Qatar for the return of an American Army sergeant.