Supreme Court to Hear Dispute Over Citizenship Question

on November 16, 2018 in Court Cases with 0 Comments
Supreme Court to Hear Dispute Over Citizenship Question The Supreme Court has agreed to hear oral arguments involving the dispute over adding a citizenship status question to the upcoming 2020 census concerning a challenge brought by a group of states over the decision.

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Trump to Nominate Acting EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler as Permanent Chief

on November 16, 2018 in Agency News with 0 Comments
Andrew Wheeler will be nominated to permanently lead the Environmental Protection Agency, President Donald Trump said Friday. Wheeler has served as the agency's acting head since his predecessor, former Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt, resigned in July.

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Marshals Service Spending Millions for Unusual Security Arrangement

on November 16, 2018 in Agency News with 0 Comments
Armed security detail being provided to Education Department Secretary Betsy DeVos by the U.S. Marshals Service could cost taxpayers as much as $19.8 million through September 2019 in what is considered an atypical security arrangement for a cabinet secretary.

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Unions Sue VA Over Official Time Restrictions

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Unions Sue VA Over Official Time Restrictions

Federal employee unions have filed a lawsuit against the VA over restrictions the agency placed on the use of official time.

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Some Young Veterans Need More From Government

By on November 15, 2018 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
Some Young Veterans Need More From Government

The author says that taking steps to hire veterans is one that can produce quality new hires within the federal workforce.

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VA Official Reassigned After House Hearing Over Delayed GI Bill Benefits

on November 15, 2018 in Agency News with 0 Comments
Computer problems at VA have caused GI Bill benefit payments covering education and housing to be delayed for months or never be delivered.

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Will The Cavalry Save Social Security?

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Will The Cavalry Save Social Security?

The author says the typical worker faces the prospect of losing money on Social Security. Will higher taxes solve this problem?

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Federal Employee Pay and the Federal Salary Council

By on November 14, 2018 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
Federal Employee Pay and the Federal Salary Council

The Federal Salary Council has renewed its call for adding new locality pay areas and added one more geographic area to its list of recommendations.

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Postal Service Now Going on 12 Years of Losses

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Postal Service Now Going on 12 Years of Losses

The Postal Service has suffered 12 straight years of net losses with the announcement of its FY 2018 financial results.

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3 Years After Data Breaches, OPM Still Has Security Deficiencies

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3 Years After Data Breaches, OPM Still Has Security Deficiencies

Over 3 years after the data breaches were reported at OPM, the agency still has not made a number of recommended security improvements.

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