Agency News

Personal Information of 46k Veterans Compromised in VA Data Breach

September 15, 2020 7:03 AM
Personal Information of 46k Veterans Compromised in VA Data Breach

The VA announced that personal data of about 46,000 veterans was potentially left at risk after a data breach at the agency.

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Playing Politics with the Postal Service

September 8, 2020 8:17 AM
Playing Politics with the Postal Service

A new report says that the recent politicization of the Postal Service is detracting from addressing the real problems facing the agency.

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NASA Moves to Ensure Planetary Nebulas Are Diverse and Inclusive

August 31, 2020 11:17 AM
NASA Moves to Ensure Planetary Nebulas Are Diverse and Inclusive

NASA said that it is renaming some planetary nebulas in space “as part of its commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.”

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Report: Nearly Half of Postal Service Employees Had ‘Unauthorized Overtime’ Last Year

August 27, 2020 3:46 PM
Report: Nearly Half of Postal Service Employees Had ‘Unauthorized Overtime’ Last Year

An IG report found that the Postal Service has a growing problem with costs stemming from what it calls “unauthorized overtime.”

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Immigration Agency Cancels Planned Federal Employee Furloughs

August 25, 2020 1:48 PM

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services has halted plans to furlough 70% of its workforce saving some 13,400 employees from temporary layoff.

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USPS Headquarters Tells Managers Not to Reconnect Mail Sorting Machines, Emails Show

August 20, 2020 4:27 PM

Shortly after USPS Postmaster General Louis DeJoy issued a public statement saying he wanted to "avoid even the appearance" that any of his policies would slow down election mail, USPS instructed all maintenance managers around the country not to reconnect or reinstall any mail sorting machines they had already disconnected according to internal agency emails.

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Postmaster General Putting Proposed Changes on Hold ‘Until After the Election’

August 18, 2020 4:35 PM

The postmaster general on Tuesday said he would pause changes to the operations of the Postal Service until after the election amid bipartisan outcry.

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House Democrats Plan Saturday Vote to Prop Up Postal Service

August 18, 2020 8:24 AM

House Democrats will call the chamber back to Washington Saturday to vote on legislation to block recently implemented cost-cutting measures at the Postal Service and ensure the agency can handle a potential flood of mail-in ballots around November’s elections.

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Postal Service Announces Temporary Price Increase for Christmas Season

August 17, 2020 10:24 AM
Postal Service Announces Temporary Price Increase for Christmas Season

The Postal Service is planning a temporary price increase this fall for domestic commercial parcels.

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Postal Service Warns It Might Not Meet Mail in Voting Deadlines

August 15, 2020 10:29 AM

The Postal Service has warned election officials across the country that ballots requested by their deadlines and promptly mailed back may not be delivered in time to be counted.

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