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Marshals Service Spending Millions for Unusual Security Arrangement

on November 16, 2018 in Agency News with 0 Comments
Armed security detail being provided to Education Department Secretary Betsy DeVos by the U.S. Marshals Service could cost taxpayers as much as $19.8 million through September 2019 in what is considered an atypical security arrangement for a cabinet secretary.

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Planning on Student Loan Forgiveness? Be Careful

By on October 16, 2018 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
Planning on Student Loan Forgiveness? Be Careful

A recent GAO report found that the Education Department’s student loan forgiveness program isn’t working out so well for borrowers.

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Costs for Education Secretary’s Security Detail Expected to Increase

on October 3, 2018 in Agency News with 0 Comments
Education Secretary Betsy DeVos' security detail is projected to cost up to $7.74 million from now through the end of September 2019 according to the US Marshals Service which is almost $1 million more than previously estimated.

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Creating Path for Restructuring Federal Government

By on July 15, 2018 in Agency News with 0 Comments
Creating Path for Restructuring Federal Government

Legislation has been introduced to create a path for implementing a plan to restructure or reorganize portions of the federal government.

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Lawmakers Want ED to Resume Bargaining with AFGE

By on June 27, 2018 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
Lawmakers Want ED to Resume Bargaining with AFGE

Two Congressmen are seeking information from the Education Department regarding its decision to institute a new collective bargaining agreement with AFGE.

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Proposal to Revamp OPM, Labor and Education Department

By on June 21, 2018 in Agency News with 0 Comments

A White House proposal would substantially change OPM, move it under the EOP and merge the Departments of Education and Labor.

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Education Department Updates its Telework Policy

By on June 14, 2018 in Agency News, Human Resources with 0 Comments
Education Department Updates its Telework Policy

A new and more restrictive telework policy is being implemented at the Department of Education on October 1st.

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Education Department has Cut More Than 13% of its Workforce

on June 14, 2018 in Agency News with 0 Comments
The Department of Education has trimmed its staff by more than 500 workers under the Trump administration.

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Department of Education v. AFGE: Union Busting or Fiscal Responsibility?

By on March 17, 2018 in Agency News, Human Resources with 0 Comments
Department of Education v. AFGE: Union Busting or Fiscal Responsibility?

AFGE and the Education Department have been battling over a collective bargaining agreement. Is the agency “union busting” or being financially prudent?

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Education Says AFGE Waived Rights, Implements Collective Bargaining Agreement

By on March 14, 2018 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
Education Says AFGE Waived Rights, Implements Collective Bargaining Agreement

When a union does not respond to an agency proposal after a time, can the agency implement it? Broad action by the Education Department may answer the question.

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