Current Events

Washington’s Newest Federal Employee: Ivanka Trump

By on March 30, 2017 in Current Events with 0 Comments
Washington’s Newest Federal Employee: Ivanka Trump

The White House announced this week that Ivanka Trump will officially become a federal employee to serve as an advisor to the President.

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Trump Administration Planning ‘SWAT Team’ to Fix Government

on March 27, 2017 in Current Events with 0 Comments
President Trump plans to unveil a new White House office on Monday with sweeping authority to overhaul the federal bureaucracy and fulfill key campaign promises — such as reforming care for veterans and fighting opioid addiction — by harvesting ideas from the business world and, potentially, privatizing some government functions.

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Washington Bracing for Snowstorm

By on March 13, 2017 in Current Events with 0 Comments
Washington Bracing for Snowstorm

Washington, DC is feeling the impact of Winter Storm Stella. Federal agencies are operating under a delayed arrival status today.

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Renewed Effort in Congress to Provide Lactation Facilities for Agency Visitors

By on March 7, 2017 in Current Events with 0 Comments
Renewed Effort in Congress to Provide Lactation Facilities for Agency Visitors

Legislation recently passed the House in a renewed effort to provide private lactation spaces in federal buildings for visitors.

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Trump’s Budget Plan Adds to Federal Workers’ Woes

on March 4, 2017 in Current Events with 0 Comments
Some federal employees are unhappy about the administration's 2018 budget proposal and what it means for their employing agencies. However, one policy analyst pointed out that it's too soon to know how the budget proposals will ultimately play out.

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Did Kellyanne Conway Violate Federal Ethics Regulations?

By on February 9, 2017 in Current Events with 0 Comments

The Office of Government Ethics has said that disciplinary action against Kellyanne Conway appears to be warranted for statements she made which appear to violate her position as a federal employee.

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Sessions Confirmed as Attorney General

on February 8, 2017 in Current Events with 0 Comments
The Senate voted Wednesday night to confirm Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL) to become the nation's attorney general.

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Federal Workers Finding Creative Ways to Push Back Against Trump Administration

By on February 5, 2017 in Current Events with 0 Comments
Federal Workers Finding Creative Ways to Push Back Against Trump Administration

Many federal employees are unhappy about the election of Donald Trump as president. There are organized movements taking place within the federal workforce to collectively voice opposition to the new administration’s polices.

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The Ultimate Potential of the Hiring Freeze

on February 3, 2017 in Current Events with 0 Comments
How well will the hiring freeze ultimately work to reduce the size of government? The author says that he is not very optimistic and explains why he thinks the size of the government is destined to keep growing.  

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Federal Employees Enrolling in Civil Disobedience Class

on February 1, 2017 in Current Events with 0 Comments
180 federal employees have enrolled in a civil disobedience class where experts will offer advice on workers’ rights to learn ways to voice opposition to Trump administration policies.

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