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Federal Employees Sound Alarm About USDA Relocation

on July 15, 2019 in Agency News with 0 Comments

Some federal employees with the two agencies within USDA that are being relocated outside of Washington, DC say that the move is an effort to “eviscerate” the agency and “silence” researchers doing work that runs counter to the administration’s goals.

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VA Will Now Allow Religious Symbols in its Facilities

By on July 5, 2019 in Agency News with 0 Comments
VA Will Now Allow Religious Symbols in its Facilities

The VA announced that it will allow religious displays in its facilities “to protect religious liberty for Veterans and families while ensuring inclusivity and nondiscrimination.”

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Senate Report Finds Security Failures at Federal Agencies are Leaving Personal Data Vulnerable

By on July 1, 2019 in Agency News with 0 Comments
Senate Report Finds Security Failures at Federal Agencies are Leaving Personal Data Vulnerable

A new Senate committee report highlights ongoing problems at federal agencies that are leaving Americans’ personal data vulnerable.

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DoD Expected to Take Over Background Checks in October

By on June 26, 2019 in Agency News with 0 Comments
DoD Expected to Take Over Background Checks in October

DoD is expected to take over responsibility for conducting background investigations starting FY 2020.

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Battle to Break Up OPM Intensifies

By on June 19, 2019 in Agency News with 0 Comments
Battle to Break Up OPM Intensifies

The White House is now threatening employee furloughs if Congress blocks attempts to restructure OPM.

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Postal Service Wants to Make Deep Cuts to Employee Benefits

on June 19, 2019 in Agency News with 0 Comments

According to a business plan obtained by HuffPost, the Postal Service is hoping to get help from Congress in trimming pensions and paid leave as well as slashing delivery service.

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‘Human Capital Crisis’ at EPA

on June 18, 2019 in Agency News with 0 Comments

The Environmental Protection Agency administrator says there is a "human capital crisis" at the agency because of so many employees being eligible to retire.

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Lawmakers Want DoD to Drop ‘Racially or Ethnically Insensitive Terminology’

By on June 17, 2019 in Agency News with 0 Comments
Lawmakers Want DoD to Drop ‘Racially or Ethnically Insensitive Terminology’

Lawmakers want DoD to drop what they consider offensive terminology from the agency’s forms.

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OPM Has Work to Do to Improve its Retirement Application Processing

By on June 16, 2019 in Agency News with 0 Comments
OPM Has Work to Do to Improve its Retirement Application Processing

A recent GAO report says that OPM has problems, some self-inflicted, that are hindering improvements to the agency’s retirement application processing.

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USDA Announces Intent to Relocate Two Agencies to Kansas City

By on June 13, 2019 in Agency News with 0 Comments
USDA Announces Intent to Relocate Two Agencies to Kansas City

USDA has announced plans to make a new home for two of its agencies.

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