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New Law Aims to Prevent Social Security Identity Theft

By on September 19, 2017 in Agency News with 0 Comments
New Law Aims to Prevent Social Security Identity Theft

A bill restricting how federal agencies can mail documents containing Social Security numbers has become law.

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DHS Seeking Help From Other Federal Agencies in Hurricane Response Efforts

on September 14, 2017 in Agency News with 0 Comments
Acting Homeland Security Secretary Elaine Duke has asked other federal agencies to contribute their staff and expertise to the DHS Surge Capacity Force, which has been used to respond to natural disasters and other emergencies such as the hurricanes that battered Texas, Louisiana, and Florida over the last few weeks.

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Senators Demand Congress Stop IRS From Hiring Tax Cheats

on September 13, 2017 in Agency News with 0 Comments
Two top senators say the IRS may have been breaking federal law when it rehired tax cheats and other former workers who were let go under a cloud of suspicion.

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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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