Tag: Marijuana

Federal Employees, Smoking Pot and Working in DC

By on October 16, 2017 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
Federal Employees, Smoking Pot and Working in DC

Using marijuana in Washington, DC is legal, but federal employees are still subject to federal laws.

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VA Legislation Roundup: Employee Bonuses, Marijuana, and Canine Medical Research

By on July 27, 2017 in Agency News with 0 Comments
VA Legislation Roundup: Employee Bonuses, Marijuana, and Canine Medical Research

The House issued several votes this week that could potentially impact future regulations at the VA.

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Does the VA Accountability Bill Get Rid of the MSPB?

By on June 1, 2017 in Agency News with 0 Comments
Does the VA Accountability Bill Get Rid of the MSPB?

Congress is considering legislation to allow the VA secretary greater leeway in removing employees for performance reasons. Secretary David Shulkin provided a response to a direct question asking if the bill would mean elimination of the MSPB.

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A Conviction By Any Other Name…

By on January 18, 2017 in Court Cases with 0 Comments
A Conviction By Any Other Name…

A federal law enforcement official could not persuade the appeals court to overturn his removal stemming from his conviction on a Virginia felony charge for possession with intent to distribute.

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Despite Some States’ Laws, Marijuana Use is Still Illegal for Federal Employees

By on May 27, 2015 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
Despite Some States’ Laws, Marijuana Use is Still Illegal for Federal Employees

Despite some states and the District of Columbia recently passing relaxed marijuana laws, new guidance from the Office of Personnel Management makes it very clear that the use of pot by federal workers is still prohibited.

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Passing Laws and Joints in the State of Washington

By on February 21, 2013 in Human Resources with 0 Comments

The voters in Washington state recently legalized marijuana. The author, who is a resident of Washington, discusses the new law and what it might mean for federal employees who live or work there.

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Robotic Squirrels, Starbucks, and Marijuana ‘Munchies’: Highlights from Wastebook 2012

By on October 16, 2012 in Current Events with 0 Comments

Senator Tom Coburn (R-OK) has released his annual report highlighting wasteful government spending from the past year.

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