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Mnuchin: 90% of Wage Earners Will See Higher Paychecks Under New Withholding Tables

By on January 12, 2018 in Agency News, Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
Mnuchin: 90% of Wage Earners Will See Higher Paychecks Under New Withholding Tables

The IRS has released new tax withholding tables, and many employees should start seeing higher paychecks by February according to the Treasury Department.

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Why Do We Care That Congress Does Not Pass Appropriations Bills On Time?

By on January 11, 2018 in Agency News with 0 Comments
Why Do We Care That Congress Does Not Pass Appropriations Bills On Time?

Government now frequently operates without a formal budget. The author outlines some of the problems this can create.

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Executive Order Directs Agencies to Expand Mental Health Resources for Veterans

By on January 10, 2018 in Agency News with 0 Comments
Executive Order Directs Agencies to Expand Mental Health Resources for Veterans

President Trump has signed an executive order to expand mental health resources for veterans transitioning from active duty to civilian life.

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Border Patrol Says Lack of Manpower Leading to Violence Against Agents

By on January 10, 2018 in Agency News with 0 Comments
Border Patrol Says Lack of Manpower Leading to Violence Against Agents

Representatives from the Border Patrol told Congress that they are facing a substantial shortage of agents that is creating problems for the agency.

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EPA Touts Success With Buyouts, Shrinking Workforce

By on January 10, 2018 in Agency News with 0 Comments
EPA Touts Success With Buyouts, Shrinking Workforce

The EPA has had success with shrinking the size of its workforce, and more staff reductions are likely on the way.

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Lawmakers Worried Treasury Department Will Use New Tax Tables for Political Gain

By on January 9, 2018 in Agency News with 0 Comments
Lawmakers Worried Treasury Department Will Use New Tax Tables for Political Gain

Two lawmakers are worried that the Treasury Department will “unduly influence” tax withholding tables to skew the apparent benefits of the new tax law.

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Senator Concerned About Possible ‘Burrowing In’ Situation Involving CFPB Deputy Director

By on January 8, 2018 in Agency News with 0 Comments
Senator Concerned About Possible ‘Burrowing In’ Situation Involving CFPB Deputy Director

Senator Ron Johnson (R-WI) has expressed concerns about the appointment of the CFPB Deputy Director to her permanent career position.

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DOJ Reverses its Marijuana Enforcement Policy

By on January 5, 2018 in Agency News with 0 Comments
DOJ Reverses its Marijuana Enforcement Policy

The Justice Department announced it is reversing an Obama-era policy on marijuana that had allowed the decision to regulate the drug to be left to the states.

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Data Breach at DHS Affects Over 245,000 Federal Employees

By on January 4, 2018 in Agency News with 0 Comments
Data Breach at DHS Affects Over 245,000 Federal Employees

The Department of Homeland Security announced a data breach that impacted over 245,000 current and former employees.

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What Do Americans Think of Federal Agencies?

By on January 2, 2018 in Agency News with 0 Comments
What Do Americans Think of Federal Agencies?

A new Gallup poll finds that Americans are showing greater overall satisfaction with some larger federal agencies.

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