Tag: Current Events

The Divide Between Washington and the American People

Filed in News by on September 18, 2014 Comments

A new study has found that unelected officials in Washington don’t have much in common with the rest of the country.

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Temporary Funding Measure Passes Congress – No Change on Pay Raise

Filed in News by on September 18, 2014 Comments

Congress has passed a measure to fund the government through December 11 and to prevent a government shutdown.

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‘The Most Beautiful Thing’

Filed in News by on September 17, 2014 Comments

Carlos Iniguez, a letter carrier in Sacramento District, earned recognition from Postmaster General Pat Donahoe for helping a woman who fell and broke her hip after she tripped over a rug in her home.

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HUD Violated Anti-Lobbying Provision Law Says GAO

Filed in News by on September 10, 2014 Comments

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.

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Letter Carrier Rescues Lost Toddler

Filed in News by on September 2, 2014 Comments

Santa Ana District’s Pomona Letter Carrier Sheree Walker was in her vehicle delivering her route when she saw a small child all alone on a nearby sidewalk.

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OPM’s Proposal to Expand FEHB: Is Agency Ignoring Existing Law to Avoid Healthcare Act Penalties?

Filed in News by on August 29, 2014 Comments

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.

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SF Postal Police to the Rescue

Filed in News by on August 25, 2014 Comments

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.

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DoD Violated Laws in Swap of Taliban for U.S. Army Sergeant

Filed in News by on August 21, 2014 Comments

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.

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