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Everything You Ever Wanted Know About the Merit Systems Protection Board

Everything You Ever Wanted Know About the Merit Systems Protection Board

The author provides an overview of the MSPB, its mission, and how federal employees go about filing appeals.

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Plan to Privatize Air Traffic Control Faces Uphill Battle in Congress

on June 12, 2017 in Agency News with 0 Comments
A legislative fight among Republicans is already shaping up this fall over President Trump's desire to privatize the country's air traffic control system.

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No Perjury Prosecution Over Costly Denver VA Hospital

on June 10, 2017 in Agency News with 0 Comments
The Justice Department has declined to prosecute two Veterans Affairs Department executives after lawmakers accused them of misleading Congress about massive cost overruns at a Denver-area VA hospital.

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The Lost Genius of the Post Office

on June 9, 2017 in Agency News with 0 Comments
The article looks at the history of the Post Office and notes that it used to be one of the most innovative agencies in government but more recently has stagnated.

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Trump Names New FBI Director

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President Trump will nominate Christopher A. Wray to be the new FBI director.

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VA Accountability and Whistleblower Protection Act of 2017 Passed By Senate

By on June 6, 2017 in Agency News, Human Resources with 0 Comments
VA Accountability and Whistleblower Protection Act of 2017 Passed By Senate

The Senate has passed the Accountability and Whistleblower Protection Act. The author provides a summary and analysis of the bill.

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President Seeks to Privatize Air Traffic System

By on June 6, 2017 in Agency News with 0 Comments

Will the nation’s air traffic control system be run by a non-profit entity outside of the federal government? The interest groups are lining up for what promises to be a hard fight in Congress.

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Postal Worker Accused of Feeding Nails to Dog on Her Route

By on June 2, 2017 in Agency News with 0 Comments
Postal Worker Accused of Feeding Nails to Dog on Her Route

A north Alabama mail carrier was arrested for animal cruelty for allegations that she fed meatballs laced with nails to at least one neighborhood dog.

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Tentative Agreement Announced to Give Postal Employees a Pay Raise

By on June 2, 2017 in Agency News, Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
Tentative Agreement Announced to Give Postal Employees a Pay Raise

The National Association of Letter Carriers recently announced a tentative agreement that would give pay raises and COLAs to a number of Postal employees.

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EPA to Offer Buyouts to Cut Staff

By on June 2, 2017 in Agency News with 0 Comments
EPA to Offer Buyouts to Cut Staff

An internal memo circulated at the EPA said the agency is offering some employees a buyout in an effort to reduce the overall size of the agency’s workforce.

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