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After a Year of Turmoil, New VA Secretary Says ‘Waters Are Calmer’

on November 10, 2018 in Agency News with 0 Comments
In a recent interview, VA Secretary Robert Wilkie said his department is on the mend after a tumultuous 2018.

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New VA Secretary Rejects Call To Suspend Fatal Dog Experiments, Says They May Help Veterans

on November 9, 2018 in Agency News with 0 Comments
The new secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs is rejecting a call for the agency to suspend invasive and ultimately fatal experiments on dogs because he says they could potentially advance medical research and lead to breakthroughs that could help veterans.

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No, ICE Will Not Be Patrolling Voting Locations on Election Day

By on November 5, 2018 in Agency News with 0 Comments
No, ICE Will Not Be Patrolling Voting Locations on Election Day

Rumors that ICE will be patrolling polling places on election day have surfaced, but the agency says they are false.

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FLRA to Close Boston Regional Office

By on November 1, 2018 in Agency News with 0 Comments
FLRA to Close Boston Regional Office

The Federal Labor Relations Authority is closing its offices in Boston, Massachusetts. Here is what this means for pending cases.

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VA Moves Ahead with Canine Medical Experiments Despite Criticism

on November 1, 2018 in Agency News with 0 Comments
The Department of Veterans Affairs is pushing forward with invasive and ultimately fatal experiments on dogs as part of the VA's medical research program despite controversy over the procedures.

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VA Announces Amended Regulations on Pensions

By on October 31, 2018 in Agency News, Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
VA Announces Amended Regulations on Pensions

The VA has announced changes to its pension regulations to help ensure that only veterans with a genuine need receive the benefits.

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DOJ Investigating Interior Secretary

on October 31, 2018 in Agency News with 0 Comments
The Justice Department is investigating Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke for possibly using his office for personal gain, following a referral from Interior's inspector general, two sources familiar with the investigation say.

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Veterans Impacted by Hurricanes Will Get Priority on Appeals Claims

By on October 30, 2018 in Agency News, Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
Veterans Impacted by Hurricanes Will Get Priority on Appeals Claims

The VA announced it is giving priority to pending appeals claims for veterans in areas impacted by two recent major hurricanes.

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FBI: Border Patrol Agent Paid Smugglers $650K For Cocaine While On Duty

on October 30, 2018 in Agency News with 0 Comments
A veteran Border Patrol agent handed over $650,000 to drug traffickers and picked up 90 pounds of cocaine during his late-night shifts at a remote border crossing in Southern Arizona, an FBI special agent wrote in a federal criminal complaint.

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Federal Employee’s Pornography Viewing Infects His Agency’s Network with Malware

By on October 29, 2018 in Agency News with 0 Comments
Federal Employee’s Pornography Viewing Infects His Agency’s Network with Malware

A federal employee infected his agency’s computer network after viewing malware-infested pornography sites on his government-issued computer.

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