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DOD to restrict personal devices in classified workspace

The Defense Department on Tuesday announced that it will be strictly enforcing its restrictions on personal cellphone use and other mobile devices in secured areas.

House advances BOP gun locker bill

A bill named after a slain Bureau of Prisons employee has passed the House of Representatives and aims to protect BOP employees on their commutes to and from work.

OPM outlines curbs on fed retirement—and labor expert pushes back

This week, Nathan Abse discussed Pon’s proposals with a leading labor expert, William J. Puette. Puette, Director for the Center for Labor Education and Research at the University of Hawaii-West, offered his criticism of the plans—and a spirited defense of unions and labor as, historically, forces for better pay, benefits and a higher standard of living in Hawaii and the United States.

Setting the record straight

I know something about being a civil servant—probably more than most civilians—but I’ve never really worked in a government office. Unless you count the Army where being able to type frequently saved my bacon. But even as long as I’ve covered government and government workers, I really don’t know for sure what makes you tick.

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Acting VA Secretary Robert Wilkie nominated for permanent role

In an “off-the-cuff” remark during a White House event on prison reform, President Trump announced his intent to nominate Acting Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert Wilkie as the new permanent leader of the agency.

GSA fixes relocation costs tax code change

The U.S. Tax Code President Trump signed into law earlier this year excludes reimbursements or in-kind contributions made by employers to defray the cost of moving, and after some pushback from lawmakers, the General Services Administration has come up with a solution.

Conroy back in as House chaplain

The House chaplain has rescinded his resignation and the speaker has sworn him back into office.

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Bill aims to protect feds affected by OPM data breach

A new bill aims to protect feds affected by the 2015 Office of Personnel Management data breach, giving them a lifetime of identity theft protection coverage.

DHS at the frontline of fighting opioid crisis

The Department of Homeland Security needs to hire thousands more port officers to help address the flow of opioids entering into the country.

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Lawmakers request investigation into DOJ hiring practices

A group of Democratic lawmakers believes that the Justice Department may be improperly withholding and rescinding certain job offers for political reasons, and is urging an investigation.

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