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Use the Department of Veterans Affairs to Test Real Hiring Reform

By on October 17, 2017 in Agency News, Human Resources with 0 Comments
Use the Department of Veterans Affairs to Test Real Hiring Reform

The author says that the VA is the perfect testing ground for trying a new approach to hiring veterans.

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Legislation Would Allow Postal Service to Ship Alcoholic Beverages

By on October 17, 2017 in Agency News with 0 Comments
Legislation Would Allow Postal Service to Ship Alcoholic Beverages

Recently introduced legislation would allow the Postal Service to ship alcoholic beverages to consumers. Is this a good idea? Take this short survey and share your feedback.

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House Committee Looking at Employee Reassignments at DOI

By on October 12, 2017 in Agency News with 0 Comments
House Committee Looking at Employee Reassignments at DOI

A House Committee is requesting information on employee transfers within DOI that it says may have been done in retaliation and therefore violation of law.

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VA Conceals Shoddy Care And Health Workers’ Mistakes

on October 11, 2017 in Agency News with 0 Comments
A USA TODAY investigation found that the VA has for years concealed mistakes and misdeeds by staff members entrusted with the care of veterans.

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OGE Reminds Agency Leaders to Promote an ‘Ethical Culture’

By on October 11, 2017 in Agency News with 0 Comments
OGE Reminds Agency Leaders to Promote an ‘Ethical Culture’

The Office of Government Ethics is reminding agency leaders to ensure they act in ways that will not erode the trust of the American public.

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IRS Awards Multimillion-Dollar Fraud-Prevention Contract to Equifax

on October 5, 2017 in Agency News with 0 Comments
The IRS will pay Equifax $7.25 million to verify taxpayer identities and help prevent fraud under a no-bid contract issued last week, even as lawmakers lash the embattled company about a massive security breach that exposed personal information of as many as 145.5 million Americans.

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DuBester Renominated for FLRA

By on October 3, 2017 in Agency News with 0 Comments

President Trump intends to nominate former union lawyer Ernest W. DuBester to serve a third term as a Member of the Federal Labor Relations Authority.

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Tom Price Resigns as HHS Secretary

By on September 29, 2017 in Agency News with 0 Comments
Tom Price Resigns as HHS Secretary

Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price has resigned amid a controversy surrounding his use of private charter aircraft at taxpayer expense.

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VA to Begin Disclosing Agency Secretary’s Official Travel

By on September 29, 2017 in Agency News with 0 Comments
VA to Begin Disclosing Agency Secretary’s Official Travel

In an effort to bolster transparency, the VA will begin posting a list of all official travel by the agency secretary on its website.

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Price Says He Will Pay for His Charter Flights

By on September 29, 2017 in Agency News with 0 Comments
Price Says He Will Pay for His Charter Flights

HHS Secretary Tom Price said in a statement that he will be reimbursing the Treasury for the expenses incurred by his recent controversial charter flights.

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