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Postal Service Mail Carrier Convicted in Stolen Identity Tax Refund Scheme

By on September 11, 2017 in Agency News with 0 Comments
Postal Service Mail Carrier Convicted in Stolen Identity Tax Refund Scheme

A Georgia letter carrier has been convicted for his role in a stolen identity tax refund scheme totaling over $2.5 million in fraudulent refund checks.

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GAO to Launch Probe Into EPA’s Hiring Practices

on September 10, 2017 in Agency News with 0 Comments
The Government Accountability Office has agreed to a request from Democratic senators to open an inquiry into whether the Environmental Protection Agency circumvented the Trump administration’s own ethics rules when hiring certain agency employees.

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DOJ Says It Won’t Prosecute Lois Lerner for IRS Targeting Scandal

By on September 9, 2017 in Agency News with 0 Comments
DOJ Says It Won’t Prosecute Lois Lerner for IRS Targeting Scandal

The Justice Department said that it does not intend to prosecute Lois Lerner for her role in the IRS targeting scandal of Tea Party groups.

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CBP Announces Contract Awards for ‘Other Materials’ Border Wall Prototypes

By on September 8, 2017 in Agency News with 0 Comments
CBP Announces Contract Awards for ‘Other Materials’ Border Wall Prototypes

Customs and Border Protection has announced awards of contracts to companies for constructing the “other materials” border wall prototypes.

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Bill Aims to Limit Agencies From Mailing Visible Social Security Numbers

By on September 7, 2017 in Agency News with 0 Comments
Bill Aims to Limit Agencies From Mailing Visible Social Security Numbers

Congress has passed legislation that would restrict the publication of Social Security numbers on federal documents that are sent through the mail.

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EPA Staff Levels to Hit 30 Year Low

on September 7, 2017 in Agency News with 0 Comments
Levels of employees at the Environmental Protection Agency are expected to drop to levels not seen since the 1980s thanks to buyout offers and early retirements.

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Nominees for HR and LR in Federal Government

By on September 4, 2017 in Agency News with 0 Comments

President Trump has nominated 3 people to fill significant positions in federal human resources and labor relations.

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CBP Announces Contract Awards for Concrete Border Wall Prototypes

By on September 1, 2017 in Agency News with 0 Comments
CBP Announces Contract Awards for Concrete Border Wall Prototypes

Customs and Border Protection announced it has awarded contracts for construction of concrete border wall prototypes.

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House Oversight Committee Looking Into Postal Service Hatch Act Violation

By on September 1, 2017 in Agency News with 0 Comments
House Oversight Committee Looking Into Postal Service Hatch Act Violation

The House Oversight Committee has taken an interest in the IG investigation that concluded the Postal Service violated the Hatch Act during the 2016 elections.

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OPM’s Security Clearance Backlog Tops 700k

on August 30, 2017 in Agency News with 0 Comments
One industry group says that the backlog of people seeking security clearances is now over 700,000 which is creating problems for government contractors trying to fill positions. OPM appears to have stopped reporting its progress on reducing the backlog.  

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