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NASA Ames Employee Tests Postive For Coronavirus; Employees Told To Work Remotely

on March 9, 2020 in Agency News with 0 Comments

An employee at NASA’s Ames Research Center tested positive for coronavirus and the whole center has been put on a mandatory telework status until further notice, NASA officials said Sunday.

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Where Should Federal Agencies Be Buying Flowers?

By on March 4, 2020 in Agency News with 0 Comments
Where Should Federal Agencies Be Buying Flowers?

Where should federal agencies be buying their flowers? It’s an issue that has generated more interest in Congress than you might think.

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DHS Offices Closed in Washington State After Employee Falls Ill

on March 3, 2020 in Agency News with 0 Comments

The DHS office in King County, Washington, is closed for two weeks, after an employee apparently contracted coronavirus after visiting a relative at the Life Care nursing facility, which is experiencing a deadly coronavirus outbreak.

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Whistleblower Says Federal Employees Helping with Coronavirus Lacked Proper Protection

on February 28, 2020 in Agency News with 0 Comments

A whistleblower alleges that some federal employees were sent to work at coronavirus quarantine locations in California without adequate safety protocols and then flew back home on commercial airplanes, according to a person familiar with the complaint against the Department of Health and Human Services.

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FBI Investigating Embezzlement of Border Patrol Union Funds

on February 25, 2020 in Agency News with 0 Comments

The FBI is investigating the disappearance of some $500,000 from the coffers of the union representing the country’s roughly 20,000 Border Patrol agents.

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TSA Bans Employees From Using TikTok for Social Media Posts

on February 24, 2020 in Agency News with 0 Comments

The Transportation Security Administration said Sunday it has stopped allowing employees to use the China-owned video app TikTok to create social media posts for the agency after the Senate’s top Democrat raised concerns about potential national security issues.

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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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