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Democrat Needs GOP Sign-Off To Get Question Answered, Federal Agency Says

on June 2, 2017 in Agency News with 0 Comments
The Office of Personnel Management refused to answer Congresswoman Kathleen Rice's (D-NY) routine inquiry unless she got a Republican to co-sign her request.

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Does the VA Accountability Bill Get Rid of the MSPB?

By on June 1, 2017 in Agency News with 0 Comments
Does the VA Accountability Bill Get Rid of the MSPB?

Congress is considering legislation to allow the VA secretary greater leeway in removing employees for performance reasons. Secretary David Shulkin provided a response to a direct question asking if the bill would mean elimination of the MSPB.

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Medicare Working to Remove Social Security Numbers on Its Cards

By on May 30, 2017 in Agency News, Retirement with 0 Comments
Medicare Working to Remove Social Security Numbers on Its Cards

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) said that it is on track to remove Social Security numbers on all Medicare cards by April 2019.

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Budget Proposal Calls for Big Cuts to Reform Postal Service

By on May 30, 2017 in Agency News with 0 Comments
Budget Proposal Calls for Big Cuts to Reform Postal Service

The Trump Administration’s 2018 budget proposal outlines significant suggested cuts to the Postal Service in an effort to restore its financial solvency.

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Forest Service Women Faced Assault, Retaliation for Speaking Out

on May 30, 2017 in Agency News with 0 Comments
Female Forest Service workers in California reported enduring sexual misconduct, harassment and a fear of retaliation if they complained, according to a previously unreleased study obtained under the Freedom of Information Act.

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Report: VA Facility Served Food Trays with Cockroaches to Patients

By on May 25, 2017 in Agency News with 0 Comments
Report: VA Facility Served Food Trays with Cockroaches to Patients

A VA Inspector General’s report substantiated claims that cockroaches were present in the kitchen facility at the Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital.

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How Large Agencies Fared Under the 2018 Budget Proposal

By on May 24, 2017 in Agency News with 0 Comments
How Large Agencies Fared Under the 2018 Budget Proposal

The 2018 budget proposal from the White House sets spending priorities for large federal agencies. Here is a summary for some key agencies.

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Nesterczuk Tapped to Lead OPM

By on May 23, 2017 in Agency News with 0 Comments
Nesterczuk Tapped to Lead OPM

President Trump has selected a nominee with considerable experience in federal human resources to be the next Director of the Office of Personnel Management.

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2018 Budget Proposes Eliminating Funding for Numerous Federal Agencies

By on May 23, 2017 in Agency News with 0 Comments
2018 Budget Proposes Eliminating Funding for Numerous Federal Agencies

The 2018 federal budget proposal released by the White House proposes eliminating funding for numerous federal agencies. What are these agencies, and what does each one do?

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Thinking ‘Outside of the Box’ for SSA

By on May 23, 2017 in Agency News with 0 Comments
Thinking ‘Outside of the Box’ for SSA

The workload at the Social Security Administration is increasing and the agency is struggling to keep up. The author offers a unique suggestion for how the agency could better meet demands.

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