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A long-time employee of the State Department was charged with misleading the FBI about gifts she received from Chinese intelligence agents over the course of several years.
The Census Bureau has provided Congress the list of subjects for the questions that it plans to ask Americans in the 2020 Census.
A Postal employee from New Jersey has been charged with stealing the identities of other Postal workers to file fraudulent insurance claims.
President Trump has signed an executive order directing federal agencies to conduct a review of any actions that potentially hinder domestic energy resources.
A Social Security disability lawyer recently pleaded guilty to a scheme designed to fraudulently obtain over $500 million in disability payments from the Social Security Administration.
Following the release of the White House’s budget proposal, OPM is apparently preparing agencies for the possibility of administrative furloughs as it has released updated guidance for agencies and employees.
Recently introduced legislation would prohibit federal agencies from paying bonuses to federal employees who commit serious infractions under their agency’s code of conduct.
As a candidate for president, Donald Trump laid out a plan to reform the VA. He said recently this plan is moving forward “ahead of schedule.”