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DoD Bans Geolocation Apps and Devices in Deployed Areas

By on August 7, 2018 in Agency News with 0 Comments
DoD Bans Geolocation Apps and Devices in Deployed Areas

The Defense Department has banned geolocation services on devices in designated operational areas citing a security risk.

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Extension of Defense Department Ban on Transgender Military Service Still On Hold Following Court Decision

By on August 7, 2018 in Court Cases with 0 Comments
Extension of Defense Department Ban on Transgender Military Service Still On Hold Following Court Decision

The government tried unsuccessfully to convince the district court to throw out a legal challenge to transgender individuals serving in the military.

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Senate Version of National Defense Authorization Act Offers Reforms

By on June 17, 2018 in Agency News with 0 Comments
Senate Version of National Defense Authorization Act Offers Reforms

The author summarizes reforms from the 2019 NDAA that will be of most interest to federal employees.

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DoD Succeeds in Removing a Police Officer the Second Time Around

By on November 2, 2017 in Court Cases with 0 Comments
DoD Succeeds in Removing a Police Officer the Second Time Around

A Defense Department police officer got in trouble with the law in California. Before his plea deal came about, the Department took action….three times…but only the second removal action made it through on appeal.

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DOD Budget Sequestration Furlough in 2013 Affirmed

By on August 8, 2017 in Court Cases with 0 Comments
DOD Budget Sequestration Furlough in 2013 Affirmed

In one of many appeals brought by furloughed Defense employees as the result of the 2013 budget sequestration process, the appeals court has found no error in the handling of one employee’s appeal.

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A Good Week For AFGE In Republican-Controlled House

By on July 31, 2017 in Agency News with 0 Comments
A Good Week For AFGE In Republican-Controlled House

AFGE scored several legislative victories in the House of Representatives last week.

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Lawmakers Want to Extend Bigger Buyouts For Defense Civilian Workers

on July 6, 2017 in Agency News with 0 Comments
The annual defense authorization bill recently passed by a House Committee includes a provision to extend bigger payouts to DoD civilian employees who want to leave their jobs early.

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DoD Lifts Agency Hiring Freeze

By on May 4, 2017 in Agency News, Human Resources with 0 Comments
DoD Lifts Agency Hiring Freeze

The Department of Defense has announced that it is officially lifting the agency’s civilian workforce hiring freeze, but with some restrictions.

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Can The Secdef-Ordered Review of DoD Business Operations Make a Difference? Absolutely.

By on March 2, 2017 in Agency News with 0 Comments
Can The Secdef-Ordered Review of DoD Business Operations Make a Difference? Absolutely.

The Defense secretary has called for a review of DoD’s business operations. The author says that this can work to reduce costs and improve operations at the agency.

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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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