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GAO: Energy Department Broke Law With Tweet on Health Care

By on July 27, 2018 in Agency News with 0 Comments
GAO: Energy Department Broke Law With Tweet on Health Care

The Energy Department was found to be in violation of a statute when it issued a tweet about an editorial on ObamaCare written by the agency Secretary.

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Respecting and Protecting the Federal Workforce

on January 18, 2017 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
In this op-ed, Deputy Secretary of Energy Elizabeth Sherwood-Randall says that political rhetoric that is damaging to federal employees must be stopped and changes should be made that set future federal workers up for success.

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Democrats Call for Federal Probe Into Trump’s Energy Department Questionnaire

By on December 18, 2016 in Agency News with 0 Comments
Democrats Call for Federal Probe Into Trump’s Energy Department Questionnaire

A group of Senate Democrats requested that the Office of Special Counsel launch an investigation into a questionnaire asking for names of individuals working on climate change policies sent by the incoming Trump administration to officials at the Department of Energy.

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Policy Change Hinted for Department of Energy in Questionnaire and New Secretary

By on December 15, 2016 in Agency News, Human Resources with 0 Comments
Policy Change Hinted for Department of Energy in Questionnaire and New Secretary

A questionnaire and new Secretary of Energy are creating consternation among federal employees. Change is in the air. What will be the impact on federal workers?

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Legislation Would Expand Whistleblower Protections for DOE Employees

By on September 27, 2016 in Agency News with 0 Comments
Legislation Would Expand Whistleblower Protections for DOE Employees

Legislation has been introduced in the Senate to expand protection for whistleblowers at the Department of Energy.

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Another Senior Agency Official Questioned Over Use of Personal Email

By on March 24, 2016 in Agency News with 0 Comments
Another Senior Agency Official Questioned Over Use of Personal Email

The House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology recently sent a letter to Department of Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz seeking information about the use of personal email accounts to conduct government business by both Moniz and other senior level employees at his agency.

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Energy Department Proposes Green Energy Themed Halloween Costumes

By on October 29, 2015 in Agency News with 0 Comments
Energy Department Proposes Green Energy Themed Halloween Costumes

The Energy Department says they take Halloween very seriously. To celebrate, the agency has published instructions for making some green energy themed costumes to liven up your Halloween party.

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One Congressman Wants Federal Employees to Use Uber to Get Around

By on September 24, 2015 in Agency News with 0 Comments
One Congressman Wants Federal Employees to Use Uber to Get Around

Rep. David Schweikert (R-AZ) has introduced legislation that would require some federal agencies to sell cars that they own and encourage federal employees to instead use ride-sharing companies such as Uber or Lyft for their transportation needs.

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Steven Chu Stepping Down as Energy Secretary

By on February 1, 2013 in Agency News with 0 Comments

Steven Chu sent a letter to DOE employees today announcing his decision not to serve a second term as Energy Secretary.

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Not Eligible to Retire? What Happens if You Create New Data for Your Retirement Application?

By on September 15, 2008 in Court Cases with 0 Comments

A federal engineer was going to be fired after giving false information. The agency agreed to let him retire. He then lied on his retirement application and was indicted. OPM terminated his retirement annuity as he did not meet the age requirement. A court finds the settlement agreement could not prohibit the agency from reporting misconduct to the appropriate authority for prosecution and he does not have a case.

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