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How Much Do Government Shutdowns Cost?

By on September 18, 2019 in Current Events with 0 Comments
How Much Do Government Shutdowns Cost?

A new Senate report attempts to compile the total costs of recent partial government shutdowns.

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Warren’s Social Security Proposal Adds More Questions Than Answers to the Debate

By on September 18, 2019 in Current Events with 0 Comments
Warren’s Social Security Proposal Adds More Questions Than Answers to the Debate

The author offers an analysis of Elizabeth Warren’s proposal to expand Social Security.

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DOJ Files Civil Suit Against Edward Snowden Over New Memoir

on September 17, 2019 in Current Events with 0 Comments

The Justice Department filed a civil lawsuit Tuesday against former NSA contractor Edward Snowden for violating his non-disclosure agreements with two agencies by writing a new book about his leaks and not submitting his manuscript for pre-publication review, a standard process for former federal employees and contractors.

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Honoring Federal Employees Who Responded on 9/11

on September 11, 2019 in Current Events with 0 Comments

A former Office of Personnel Management director recounts acts of federal employees that she said were instrumental in helping America recover from the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. She says an overhaul of the government's HR functions is necessary to continue to attract high quality individuals to federal service.

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Veteran’s Death at VA Facility Ruled a Homicide

on August 27, 2019 in Current Events with 0 Comments

A medical examiner ruled that the death of a veteran at the Louis A. Johnson VA Medical Center in West Virginia was a homicide. The agency has so far not been forthcoming with information about the situation or the person of interest in the case.

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Ex-GSA Official Had Sex With White House Staffer on Agency Rooftop

on August 22, 2019 in Current Events with 0 Comments

An Inspector General's report says that a former associate administrator at the General Services Administration had sex with a White House staffer in his government office and on the roof of the agency's northwest D.C. headquarters.

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Trump Signs Executive Order to Eliminate Student Loan Debt for Disabled Veterans

on August 21, 2019 in Current Events with 0 Comments

President Trump signed an executive order on Wednesday directing the Education Department to more easily forgive the federal student loans of 100% disabled veterans.

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Federal Reserve Developing Real Time Payment System

on August 7, 2019 in Current Events with 0 Comments

The Federal Reserve Bank announced that it is developing a new service called FedNow that will allow all banks in the United States to offer 24/7 real-time payment services every day of the week.

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Mulvaney: Getting Federal Employees to Quit Will Help ‘Drain the Swamp’

on August 3, 2019 in Current Events with 0 Comments

OMB chief Mick Mulvaney said in a recent speech that one benefit of moving federal agencies out of Washington, DC is that it causes federal employees to quit their jobs.

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Shutdown Averted? Not So Fast…

By on August 1, 2019 in Current Events with 0 Comments
Shutdown Averted? Not So Fast…

You may think the recent budget agreement means a shutdown is off the table, but the author says federal employees should still be cautious.

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