Tag: Current Events

FBI Opens Criminal Probe of VA

Filed in News by on June 11, 2014

The FBI has opened a criminal investigation into the VA after a scathing watchdog report that found systemic problems in the medical system for military veterans.

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Highest Salaries and Bonuses Paid in Phoenix VA Facility

Filed in News by on June 8, 2014

The Veterans Health Administration in Phoenix has been subject to scrutiny in recent days as a result of the controversy over veterans care provided by the agency. In response to queries for salaries and bonuses at this facility, here is a listing of the highest ones.

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Legislation Introduced to Stop EPA Carbon Rule

Filed in News by on June 3, 2014

Two House members are introducing legislation that would block the Environmental Protection Agency’s proposed rule that would set caps on carbon emissions from existing power plants.

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Recognition for Highest Performing SES Members

Filed in News by on June 1, 2014

Members of the Senior Executive Service are supposed to compensated based on performance. Annual awards can be substantial but were canceled last year with no recognition of the highest performing SES members.

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Shinseki Resigns Over Escalating VA Scandal

Filed in News by on May 30, 2014

President Obama announced Friday that he has accepted the resignation of VA secretary Eric Shinseki over the growing problems at the agency.

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37th Los Angeles Postmaster Takes Helm

Filed in News by on May 28, 2014

Al Santos recently became the 37th postmaster of Los Angeles.

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Firing Tax Delinquent Feds Still on the Table

Filed in News by on May 22, 2014

A bill that was introduced last year to terminate federal employees with “seriously delinquent” tax debts appears to slowly be making its way through the Senate.

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Government Pays the Price for Making Fed Employees Depressed

Filed in News by on May 20, 2014

When employees are not happy, employers – often unwittingly – pay the price. The author says that federal agency managers must not lose sight of this as they strive to operate with smaller and smaller budgets.

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