Do As This Former VA Employee Says, Not As He Does

By on March 20, 2017 in Court Cases with 0 Comments
Do As This Former VA Employee Says, Not As He Does

A Veterans Affairs employee, claiming to be a protected whistleblower, was removed for mishandling a radiological substance, the very activity that he had blown the whistle on with regard to others at his facility.

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Legislation Cutting Some Federal Employees’ Pensions Advances in House

By on March 19, 2017 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
Legislation Cutting Some Federal Employees’ Pensions Advances in House

A bill that would penalize a federal employee’s pension when acting primarily as a union representative has advanced in the House.

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Postal Service Letter Carrier Convicted of Access Device Fraud and Identity Theft

By on March 18, 2017 in Agency News with 0 Comments
Postal Service Letter Carrier Convicted of Access Device Fraud and Identity Theft

A Postal Service letter carrier has been convicted of identity theft and access device fraud.

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CBP Seeking Bids for Building Border Wall Prototypes

By on March 18, 2017 in Agency News with 0 Comments
CBP Seeking Bids for Building Border Wall Prototypes

Customs and Border Protection has released two requests for proposal seeking bids to build multiple border wall prototypes.

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House Passes Legislation to Streamline VA’s Hiring Procedures

By on March 17, 2017 in Agency News with 0 Comments
House Passes Legislation to Streamline VA’s Hiring Procedures

The House has passed legislation designed to improve the VA’s ability to hire and retain quality federal employees.

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House Passes Legislation Making It Easier to Fire VA Employees

By on March 17, 2017 in Agency News with 0 Comments
House Passes Legislation Making It Easier to Fire VA Employees

The House passed legislation that would make it easier to fire VA employees for misconduct or poor performance as well as allow the agency Secretary to reduce employee pensions under certain conditions.

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Postal Service Reform Act Takes Another Step Forward in House

By on March 16, 2017 in Agency News with 0 Comments
Postal Service Reform Act Takes Another Step Forward in House

The Postal Service Reform Act has been given a small push forward in the legislative process.

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President’s Budget Sets New Federal Priorities

By on March 16, 2017 in Agency News, Human Resources with 0 Comments
President’s Budget Sets New Federal Priorities

The President’s budget proposal has not been drafted “with an eye toward what it would do to the value of your (DC area) condo….” Here are new priorities and agencies proposed for elimination.

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Trump’s Budget Proposes Significant Cuts to Federal Agencies

By on March 16, 2017 in Agency News with 0 Comments
Trump’s Budget Proposes Significant Cuts to Federal Agencies

President Trump has released his budget proposal for 2018. It calls for significant discretionary spending cuts in many agency budgets, but some agencies will see budget increases over 2017.

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Legislation Reimbursing Federal Employees for Ride Sharing Services Moves Forward

By on March 15, 2017 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
Legislation Reimbursing Federal Employees for Ride Sharing Services Moves Forward

Legislation that would require formal regulations to be issued to reimburse federal employees for using ride sharing services has cleared a Senate Committee.

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