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The Problem with the Current Government Shutdown

By on January 7, 2019 in Current Events with 0 Comments
The Problem with the Current Government Shutdown

The author says that the current partial government shutdown is largely not causing any real pain for the general public.

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Some K-9 Handlers Earned More Than the Vice President in 2017

By on January 3, 2019 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
Some K-9 Handlers Earned More Than the Vice President in 2017

Thanks to racking up overtime, some federal employees at the Federal Protective Service had salaries upwards of $200k in 2017. Are they legitimate?

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Lawmakers Want Investigation of Air Marshal Service After Allegations of Racial Profiling

By on August 21, 2018 in Agency News with 0 Comments
Lawmakers Want Investigation of Air Marshal Service After Allegations of Racial Profiling

Some lawmakers want an investigation of the TSA’s Federal Air Marshal Service after a report alleging racial profiling by a supervisor.

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Bill Introduced to Abolish ICE

By on July 14, 2018 in Agency News with 0 Comments
Bill Introduced to Abolish ICE

Legislation has been introduced to abolish the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency, although it appears it will be dead on arrival.

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Should ICE be Abolished?

By on July 9, 2018 in Agency News with 0 Comments
Should ICE be Abolished?

Calls are growing among some lawmakers to eliminate the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency.

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IG Report Says TSA Officials Interfered with Disciplinary Process

By on January 18, 2018 in Agency News with 0 Comments
IG Report Says TSA Officials Interfered with Disciplinary Process

An IG report found that TSA senior leaders bypassed the agency’s own disciplinary rules to give favorable treatment to an employee who was slated to be fired.

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Data Breach at DHS Affects Over 245,000 Federal Employees

By on January 4, 2018 in Agency News with 0 Comments
Data Breach at DHS Affects Over 245,000 Federal Employees

The Department of Homeland Security announced a data breach that impacted over 245,000 current and former employees.

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Pay Freeze for Federal Employees in 2019?

By on December 14, 2017 in Agency News, Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
Pay Freeze for Federal Employees in 2019?

A new report based on a leaked whistleblower document says that the Trump administration intends to seek a pay freeze for all civilian federal employees in 2019.

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Hiring Flexibilities May Not Be Enough to Compete For Critical Talent

By on September 25, 2017 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
Hiring Flexibilities May Not Be Enough to Compete For Critical Talent

The author says the federal hiring process is abysmal. He points to recent efforts to hire for cybersecurity positions to highlight problems agencies face as well as their attempted solutions.

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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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