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Will Census 2020 Count Be Accurate? Congress Questions Readiness

on February 13, 2020 in Agency News with 0 Comments

Democratic lawmakers criticized Census officials Wednesday saying with only weeks until the 2020 count is fully underway the bureau’s preparations are “woefully inadequate” to accurately track the nation’s population while Census officials defended the agency's readiness.

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Employment Costs are Killing the Postal Service

By on February 12, 2020 in Agency News with 0 Comments
Employment Costs are Killing the Postal Service

Employment related costs make up the bulk of the Postal Service’s operating costs. A recent GAO report looks at the burden they place on the agency.

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CBP is Now Considered a ‘Security Agency’

on February 9, 2020 in Agency News with 0 Comments

Customs and Border Protection is now designated a "security agency" which will shield agency employee data from Freedom of Information Act requests.

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Officials: TSA Agent Tricked Traveler Into Baring Breasts

on February 8, 2020 in Agency News with 0 Comments

A Transportation Security Administration agent was arrested this week after he allegedly tricked a traveler into twice showing him her breasts as she went through security at one of the world’s busiest airports, California’s attorney said.

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USPS Reports $748 Million Net Loss in Q1 2020

By on February 7, 2020 in Agency News with 0 Comments
USPS Reports $748 Million Net Loss in Q1 2020

The Postal Service reported another net loss for Q1 2020, but it was actually an improvement over last year.

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House Passes USPS Fairness Act

By on February 6, 2020 in Agency News with 0 Comments
House Passes USPS Fairness Act

Legislation that would eliminate the Postal Service’s retirement pre-funding mandate has taken another step forward in the legislative process.

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The Postal Service’s ‘Union Problem’

on February 1, 2020 in Agency News with 0 Comments

The author says that thanks to "ludicrous agreements with unions," labor costs at an agency with already seriously ailing finances are getting out of control.

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FRTIB Awards TSP Annuity Contract

By on January 31, 2020 in Agency News with 0 Comments
FRTIB Awards TSP Annuity Contract

The FRTIB announced that it has awarded its life annuity contract for the TSP to MetLife.

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Grand Jury Hearing Evidence in Potential Serial Killer Case at West Virginia VA Hospital

on January 30, 2020 in Agency News with 0 Comments

Federal prosecutors have convened a grand jury to hear evidence in the case of a potential serial killer at a Veterans Affairs hospital in Clarksburg, West Virginia, according to an individual briefed on the case.

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Should Agencies be Required to Use Zero-Emission Vehicles?

By on January 23, 2020 in Agency News with 0 Comments
Should Agencies be Required to Use Zero-Emission  Vehicles?

One lawmaker wants to require federal agencies to only purchase or lease zero-emission vehicles for their fleets.

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