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Where Should Federal Agencies Be Buying Their Flowers?

By on May 28, 2019 in Agency News with 0 Comments
Where Should Federal Agencies Be Buying Their Flowers?

Should federal agencies have to buy their floral decorations domestically? One Congressman wants to make it a requirement.

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Dismantling the Argument for Dismantling OPM

By on May 27, 2019 in Agency News with 0 Comments
Dismantling the Argument for Dismantling OPM

A former OPM director offered her views on the proposal to reorganize the agency. The author analyzes her remarks.

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Break Up OPM, But for the Right Reasons

on May 24, 2019 in Agency News with 0 Comments

The author says that OPM should be dismantled as has been proposed, but it must be done only for the right reasons.

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USDA Employees Quit En Masse as Move Out of DC Looms

on May 24, 2019 in Agency News with 0 Comments

Departures from the U.S. Department of Agriculture are on the rise as Secretary Sonny Perdue prepares to move forward with plans to relocate two offices far outside the Washington, D.C., Beltway.

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GAO Doesn’t Sound Wild About the OPM Reorg Plan

By on May 22, 2019 in Agency News with 0 Comments
GAO Doesn’t Sound Wild About the OPM Reorg Plan

A recent GAO report says that plans for carrying out the proposed reorganization of OPM are lacking so far.

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Postal Service Starts Testing Self-Driving Trucks

on May 21, 2019 in Agency News with 0 Comments

The U.S. Postal Service has begun a two-week test transporting mail across three Southwestern states using self-driving trucks, a step forward in the effort to commercialize autonomous vehicle technology for hauling freight.

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DHS Backup Border Funding Plan Would Take Millions From TSA, Other Agencies

on May 21, 2019 in Agency News with 0 Comments

The Transportation Security Administration last week outlined a plan on how the agency would fund a “tax” the Department of Homeland Security may levy upon it.

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EPA Rejects IG’s Suggestion to Recoup a Portion of Former Administrator’s Travel Costs

By on May 17, 2019 in Agency News with 0 Comments
EPA Rejects IG’s Suggestion to Recoup a Portion of Former Administrator’s Travel Costs

The EPA said it does not plan to recoup some of former administrator Scott Pruitt’s travel costs in response to the suggestion from its IG.

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It’s Time for the Postal Service to Figure Out What Its Products Cost to Deliver

on May 17, 2019 in Agency News with 0 Comments

The Postal Service is in financial trouble. The author says that much of the problem lies in how it assesses its costs.

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TSA Assisting with Immigration Surge

on May 15, 2019 in Agency News with 0 Comments

The Transportation Security Administration plans to send hundreds of officials to help with efforts to deal with migrant inflows on the southern border to assist temporarily with immigration duties.

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