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Some Agencies ‘Pretty Sure’ They Need to Run a RIF

By on August 18, 2017 in Agency News with 0 Comments
Some Agencies ‘Pretty Sure’ They Need to Run a RIF

Officials from OPM discussed agency progress on complying with an OMB directive and suggested RIFs may be forthcoming at some agencies.

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Interior Department Announces $25.6 Million for Historic Preservation

By on August 18, 2017 in Agency News with 0 Comments
Interior Department Announces $25.6 Million for Historic Preservation

The Interior Department announced it is providing funds to preserve “U.S. history and heritage” shortly after President Trump tweeted about growing efforts to remove Confederate statues.

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My Father and the Dysfunctional, Broken VA

on August 17, 2017 in Agency News with 0 Comments
A woman shares her story about helping her father get care for his cancer treatment at the VA.

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Border Patrol Officials Are ‘Moving On’ As Wall Construction Remains Delayed

on August 16, 2017 in Agency News with 0 Comments
Various delays are causing Customs and Border Protection not to be able to make any progress on the bidding process for building a border wall.

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How the VA Choice and Quality Employment Act May Drive Civil Service Reform

By on August 16, 2017 in Agency News, Human Resources with 0 Comments
How the VA Choice and Quality Employment Act May Drive Civil Service Reform

The author says that a new VA reform bill provides a look into both the approach and substance of reforms we should expect to see in the rest of government.

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Whatever Happened to Trump’s New Border Patrol Officers?

on August 16, 2017 in Agency News with 0 Comments
President Trump signed an executive order shortly after taking office to hire 15,000 new Border Patrol agents and immigration officers. However, the plan to do so isn't proving to be so simple.

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Postal Service Reports $2.1 Billion Net Loss for Q3

By on August 10, 2017 in Agency News with 0 Comments
Postal Service Reports $2.1 Billion Net Loss for Q3

The Postal Service posted a net loss of over $2 billion in the latest quarter and may again default on payments for future retiree health benefits.

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VA Says It Was Forced to Rehire Fired DC Medical Director

By on August 10, 2017 in Agency News with 0 Comments
VA Says It Was Forced to Rehire Fired DC Medical Director

The MSPB has issued a stay order requiring the VA to rehire the former Washington, DC medical director that it fired in July.

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Federal Agency Is Censoring Use of Term ‘Climate Change’

on August 8, 2017 in Agency News with 0 Comments
A series of emails indicate staff at the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) have been told to avoid using the term climate change in their work, with the officials instructed to reference “weather extremes” instead.

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GAO: OPM IT Security Still at Risk

By on August 4, 2017 in Agency News with 0 Comments
GAO: OPM IT Security Still at Risk

According to a new GAO report, OPM has made progress in improving its information security but still has more work to do.

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