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Executive Order Aims to Eliminate Unnecessary Federal Agencies

By on March 13, 2017 in Agency News with 0 Comments
Executive Order Aims to Eliminate Unnecessary Federal Agencies

President Trump has signed an executive order that instructs OMB to develop a plan to “reorganize governmental functions and eliminate unnecessary agencies, components of agencies, and agency programs.”

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Federal Employees Going Rogue on Twitter

on March 12, 2017 in Agency News with 0 Comments
Some federal employees have set up Twitter accounts to voice their dissent with the Trump administration's agenda for their agencies.

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Lawmaker Targets TSA Employee Misconduct With New Legislation

By on March 11, 2017 in Agency News with 0 Comments
Lawmaker Targets TSA Employee Misconduct With New Legislation

The TSA has had its share of problems recently. One Congressman has introduced legislation that he says will hold the agency and its employees more accountable.

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VA Accountability: Federal Government Trapped In A System In Desperate Need of Reform

By on March 11, 2017 in Agency News, Human Resources with 0 Comments
VA Accountability: Federal Government Trapped In A System In Desperate Need of Reform

The VA and federal civil service is “trapped in a failed and antiquated civil service system that is in desperate need of reform.” A House bill would change the system in the VA.

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Former Park Service Employee Sentenced to Prison for Theft of Government Money

By on March 10, 2017 in Agency News, Court Cases with 0 Comments
Former Park Service Employee Sentenced to Prison for Theft of Government Money

A supervisor who worked for the National Park Service in the Petrified National Forest has been sentenced to a year in prison and ordered to pay restitution of $313,000 after pleading guilty to theft of government money.

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House Committee Wants to Know if Federal Employees Are Skirting FOIA Laws

By on March 9, 2017 in Agency News, Human Resources with 0 Comments
House Committee Wants to Know if Federal Employees Are Skirting FOIA Laws

The House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform sent a letter to numerous agencies seeking information on employees who are using methods of communication outside of normal government channels.

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Trump Administration Proposes Cutting Coast Guard, TSA Budgets to Strengthen Border Security

By on March 8, 2017 in Agency News with 0 Comments
Trump Administration Proposes Cutting Coast Guard, TSA Budgets to Strengthen Border Security

The Trump Administration has proposed cuts to several national defense agencies to raise funds for building a border wall and cracking down on illegal immigration.

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TSA Pat-Downs Are About to Get Even More Personal

By on March 7, 2017 in Agency News with 0 Comments

The TSA has announced new pat-down procedures that air travelers are likely going to find are much more personal than what they experienced before.

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EPA Purchase Card and Check Program At Risk for Abuse

By on March 5, 2017 in Agency News with 0 Comments
EPA Purchase Card and Check Program At Risk for Abuse

The Inspector General at EPA has found a lack of internal controls for purchase cards at EPA. A full audit will follow as a result of initial conclusions.

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Trump Administration Seeks to Cut NOAA Budget by 17%

By on March 4, 2017 in Agency News with 0 Comments
Trump Administration Seeks to Cut NOAA Budget by 17%

The White House budget proposal for FY 2018 includes an overall 17% cut to the budget of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).

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