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Sources: Commerce Chief Threatened Firings at NOAA After Trump’s Dorian Tweets

on September 10, 2019 in Agency News with 0 Comments

The Secretary of Commerce threatened to fire top employees at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration last Friday after the agency’s Birmingham office contradicted President Trump’s claim that Hurricane Dorian might hit Alabama, according to three people familiar with the discussion.

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Removal Mitigated to 561-Day Suspension

By on August 22, 2019 in Court Cases with 0 Comments
Removal Mitigated to 561-Day Suspension

The appeals court is troubled by an arbitrator’s decision to mitigate a removal to an extended suspension for “time served” but not for the reasons one may think.

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Senators Don’t Want Federal Agencies Collecting Citizenship Data

By on July 25, 2019 in Current Events with 0 Comments
Senators Don’t Want Federal Agencies Collecting Citizenship Data

A group of Senators are threatening to withhold funds in an effort to stop federal agencies from providing citizenship data to the Commerce Department.

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No Citizenship Question Will Be on the 2020 Census

By on July 11, 2019 in Current Events with 0 Comments
No Citizenship Question Will Be on the 2020 Census

The Trump administration abandoned efforts to put a citizenship question on the 2020 census and is instead taking an alternate route to gather the information.

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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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Appeals Court Rules MSPB Erred in Handling Coerced Retirement Claim

By on September 12, 2018 in Court Cases with 0 Comments
Appeals Court Rules MSPB Erred in Handling Coerced Retirement Claim

A Department of Commerce employee has convinced the appeals court that his retirement was involuntary because of a hostile work environment.

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Commerce Secretary Will Sell His Equities

on July 13, 2018 in Agency News with 0 Comments
Department of Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross will sell his equity holdings after a government ethics office noted inaccuracies and omissions in his financial disclosure reports.

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Lawmakers Want Investigation of Commerce Secretary for Possible Insider Trading Violation

By on June 29, 2018 in Agency News with 0 Comments
Lawmakers Want Investigation of Commerce Secretary for Possible Insider Trading Violation

Several lawmakers want the SEC to investigate the stock trading activities of Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross.

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ACLU Sues Commerce Department Over Census Citizenship Question

By on June 7, 2018 in Agency News with 0 Comments
ACLU Sues Commerce Department Over Census Citizenship Question

Another lawsuit has been filed over the inclusion of a citizenship question on the upcoming census.

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Census Bureau Will Be Checking Answers to Citizenship Question

By on April 4, 2018 in Agency News with 0 Comments
Census Bureau Will Be Checking Answers to Citizenship Question

If you don’t answer the citizenship status question on the census, will it matter? The Census Bureau has developed a plan for this possibility.

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