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Trump Signs VA Accountability and Whistleblower Protection Act Into Law

By on June 23, 2017 in Agency News, Human Resources with 0 Comments
Trump Signs VA Accountability and Whistleblower Protection Act Into Law

The VA Accountability and Whistleblower Protection Act has been signed into law by President Trump. Here is a recap of the provisions of the new law.

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Legislation Introduced to Privatize Air Traffic Control

By on June 22, 2017 in Agency News with 0 Comments
Legislation Introduced to Privatize Air Traffic Control

Legislation has been introduced in the House to privatize the nation’s air traffic control systems. It failed in the past, but could it succeed this time?

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VA Secretary: Let’s Reform Official Time

By on June 22, 2017 in Agency News, Human Resources with 0 Comments
VA Secretary: Let’s Reform Official Time

346 VA employees work full time on union activities. The VA Secretary says reforming use of official time by unions is necessary. This reform will likely take a long time.

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VA Accountability and Whistleblower Protection Act Tackles the Issue of Firing Insufficient Workers Without Pitfalls

VA Accountability and Whistleblower Protection Act Tackles the Issue of Firing Insufficient Workers Without Pitfalls

The VA Accountability and Whistleblower Protection Act is expected to become law. These are some of the key changes impacting employee disciplinary procedures.

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House Passes Bill That Would Establish Employee Awards Program at DHS

By on June 21, 2017 in Agency News with 0 Comments
House Passes Bill That Would Establish Employee Awards Program at DHS

The House has passed legislation that would create a series of new initiatives to improve the morale of DHS employees.

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EPA Officially Ends Employee Gym Membership Benefits

By on June 20, 2017 in Agency News with 0 Comments
EPA Officially Ends Employee Gym Membership Benefits

The EPA has announced that it will be formally ending its fitness benefits program for agency employees.

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Supreme Court Rules Patent Office Cannot Restrict Free Speech

By on June 20, 2017 in Agency News with 0 Comments
Supreme Court Rules Patent Office Cannot Restrict Free Speech

The Supreme Court has concluded that the Patent and Trademark Office cannot discriminate against trademark designations it deems disparaging or inappropriate.

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OMB Orders Elimination of Dozens of Agency Reporting Requirements

By on June 16, 2017 in Agency News with 0 Comments
OMB Orders Elimination of Dozens of Agency Reporting Requirements

The Trump Administration plans to eliminate numerous regulations to ease the paperwork burden on federal agencies.

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Senators Want Details About Accused NSA Leaker’s Security Clearance

By on June 16, 2017 in Agency News with 0 Comments
Senators Want Details About Accused NSA Leaker’s Security Clearance

Two Senators have asked OPM to provide details about the security clearance that was granted to NSA contractor Reality Winner.

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FSIP Members Discharged: Decisions on Hold

By on June 15, 2017 in Agency News, Human Resources with 0 Comments
FSIP Members Discharged: Decisions on Hold

Members of the Federal Service Impasses Panel were discharged on May 18th. New decisions are now on hold.

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