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RFP Issued for TSP’s Annuity Provider

By on September 16, 2019 in Agency News with 0 Comments
RFP Issued for TSP’s Annuity Provider

A request for proposal has been issued for a provider for the TSP’s annuity program.

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Postal Service Licked in Court Fight Over Stamp Price Hike

on September 16, 2019 in Agency News with 0 Comments

A federal appeals court in Washington on Friday threw out a 5-cent hike to the price of a first class “Forever Stamp” along with other adjustments made in January to the price of first-class mail.

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Florida Reps. Push Back on VA’s Decision to Shut Down Congressional Offices in Medical Facilities

on September 14, 2019 in Agency News with 0 Comments

Members of the Florida congressional delegation are pushing back at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) after being told to close their offices in VA facilities.

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Veteran Found Covered in Ant Bites at VA Facility

on September 13, 2019 in Agency News with 0 Comments

Senator Johnny Isakson (R-GA) is asking the Department of Veterans Affairs questions after it was reported that a veteran was found covered in ants on two occasions at one of the agency's medical centers in Georgia.

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Carson Cleared in HUD Furniture Controversy

on September 12, 2019 in Agency News with 0 Comments

The inspector general for the Department of Housing and Urban Development said in a newly released report that investigators found no evidence of misconduct by Secretary Ben Carson concerning a controversial order for expensive furniture in late 2017.

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IG Says TVA Executives Violated Federal Travel Rules

on September 12, 2019 in Agency News with 0 Comments

Tennessee Valley Authority executives violated federal travel rules, failed to report some of their travel costs to the TVA board, and billed the federal utility for lavish meals according to a new audit of executive travel.

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OPM Has a New Director

By on September 11, 2019 in Agency News with 0 Comments
OPM Has a New Director

The Senate confirmed Dale Cabaniss to be the new OPM director.

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Déjà vu for USDA?

By on September 11, 2019 in Agency News, Human Resources with 0 Comments
Déjà vu for USDA?

The author says that past precedent from court decisions indicates the USDA will face an uphill battle in its efforts to relocate some employees.

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Sources: Commerce Chief Threatened Firings at NOAA After Trump’s Dorian Tweets

on September 10, 2019 in Agency News with 0 Comments

The Secretary of Commerce threatened to fire top employees at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration last Friday after the agency’s Birmingham office contradicted President Trump’s claim that Hurricane Dorian might hit Alabama, according to three people familiar with the discussion.

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DOL to Reinstate Aide Wrongfully Accused of Anti-Semitism

on September 5, 2019 in Agency News with 0 Comments

A recent news report led to the resignation of a Labor Department political appointee, but after reviewing the situation he has now been reinstated by the agency.

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