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15,000 New Federal Employees Key Part of Immigration Enforcement

By on February 21, 2017 in Agency News with 0 Comments
15,000 New Federal Employees Key Part of Immigration Enforcement

Under new policy proposals from Department of Homeland Security, up to 15,000 federal employees will be hired as part of a plan to secure U.S. borders and crack down on illegal immigration.

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Cutting the Federal Workforce Is Harder Than It Sounds

By on February 9, 2017 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
Cutting the Federal Workforce Is Harder Than It Sounds

The Trump administration has said it wants to make cuts to the overall size of the federal workforce, however, the author says that that this may be harder to do than it would seem on the surface.

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Senate Confirms Trump’s DHS, DoD Selections

on January 20, 2017 in Agency News with 0 Comments
The Senate voted overwhelmingly Friday to confirm James "Mad Dog" Mattis to be the nation's new secretary of Defense and John Kelly to be secretary of Homeland Security.

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Which Agencies Have the Most Satisfied Employees?

By on September 20, 2016 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
Which Agencies Have the Most Satisfied Employees?

How satisfied are you with your job as a federal employee, and how do you compare to others? New data from the Office of Personnel Management’s 2016 Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey provide some insights.

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‘Job Restructuring’ as a Reasonable Accommodation in Federal Employment

By on August 25, 2016 in Court Cases, Human Resources with 0 Comments

In the first of two articles on job restructuring as a reasonable accommodation, the author explores how managers ascertain what an employee’s essential functions of his or her job position are, how to restructure a job position to accommodate an employee, and explores some cases that shed light on how the EEOC and federal courts look at these issues.

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Federal Law Enforcement Position + Felony Conviction = Mandatory Removal

A criminal plea deal that lead to removal of a U.S. Border Patrol Agent amounted to a felony conviction that required he be fired.

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DHS Leads Agencies With 71 Employees on Administrative Leave for More Than 1 Year

By on April 7, 2016 in Human Resources with 0 Comments

Administrative paid leave has made headlines as a result of GAO reports and bills introduced in Congress to restrict agencies’ use of this procedure for a variety of reasons. A new report from the GAO highlights the problems in DHS—the agency with the most employees on this type of paid leave for more than 1 year.

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House Committee Wants to Know How Many Firearms DHS Lost

By on February 20, 2016 in Current Events with 0 Comments
House Committee Wants to Know How Many Firearms DHS Lost

The House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform is asking the Department of Homeland Security to provide details on the badges, cell phones and guns that recently went missing at the agency.

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Legislation Proposed to Require DHS to Secure Borders within 5 Years

By on April 1, 2011 in Agency News with 0 Comments

Congresswoman Candice Miller (R-MI) has introduced legislation that would require the Department of Homeland Security to gain operational control of both the northern and southern borders within five years.

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Knowingly Associating With an Illegal Alien

By on February 17, 2010 in Court Cases with 0 Comments

DHS removed an immigration inspector with 15 years of government service for “knowingly associating with an illegal alien” after she had married the man.

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