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FLRA Seeks Briefs on Attorney’s Fees Questions

By on March 5, 2019 in Agency News with 0 Comments
FLRA Seeks Briefs on Attorney’s Fees Questions

In an unusual move, the FLRA is providing for filing amici briefs on a case concerning an award of attorney fees in the federal labor relations context.

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New OPM Director Nominated

By on March 4, 2019 in Agency News with 0 Comments

The White House announced that President Trump has nominated a new permanent director for OPM.

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Labor Department Starting Federal Contractor Self-Audit Program

By on March 4, 2019 in Agency News with 0 Comments

Under a new Labor Department program, some contractors will be able to self-audit their workplace anti-discrimination rules.

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MSPB Nominations, Congress and Politics as Usual

By on February 28, 2019 in Agency News, Human Resources with 0 Comments
MSPB Nominations, Congress and Politics as Usual

What is happening with the MSPB and the lack of leadership as the current term of Acting Chairman Mark Robbins is about to expire? Here is a summary.

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Impact of the Government Shutdown on the IRS

By on February 14, 2019 in Agency News with 0 Comments
Impact of the Government Shutdown on the IRS

The annual report from the Taxpayer Advocate Service outlines the impact of the shutdown on the IRS and agency problems as a result of using 1960’s computer technology.

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Treasury: Tax Refunds are Safe in the Event of Another Shutdown

By on February 13, 2019 in Agency News with 0 Comments
Treasury: Tax Refunds are Safe in the Event of Another Shutdown

Even if there is another shutdown, the Treasury Department says taxpayer refunds will still be paid.

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OPM Renews ID Protection Services Contract with ID Experts

By on February 12, 2019 in Agency News with 0 Comments
OPM Renews ID Protection Services Contract with ID Experts

OPM announced that it has renewed a contract with ID Experts to continue providing free identity theft monitoring services for the agency’s data breaches.

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Postal Service Loses $1.5 Billion in Q1

By on February 8, 2019 in Agency News with 0 Comments
Postal Service Loses $1.5 Billion in Q1

The Postal Service’s financial losses continued in the first quarter of FY 2019 in which it reported a net loss of $1.5 billion.

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GSA Increases Mileage Rates for 2019

By on February 5, 2019 in Agency News with 0 Comments
GSA Increases Mileage Rates for 2019

Federal employees who use their personal vehicles for work will be pleased to see that mileage reimbursement rates are higher in 2019.

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Postal Service Price Hikes Take Effect

on January 29, 2019 in Agency News with 0 Comments
The Postal Service has increased the price of stamps by 10% and also raised the prices for some shipping services in an effort to offset the ongoing financial losses it is suffering.

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