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OGE considers donation restrictions for feds' legal expense funds

The Office of Government Ethics is seeking the public’s input on whether it should set restrictions on donations to legal expense funds for federal employees.

Bill aims to ease credit concerns during shutdown

Just months after the end of the longest partial government shutdown in history, one lawmaker wants to ensure that certain finances of federal employees — and consumers alike — are protected.

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Federal agencies take steps to prepare workforce for AI

Individual federal agencies are creating their own efforts to train and educate their workers on artificial intelligence.

USPS sees decline in dog attacks

Fewer mail delivery workers were attacked by dogs last year, than in 2017, according to the U.S. Postal Services’ annual dog bite report.

OPM issues official rule change to boost IT hiring

Agency leaders now have the direct hiring authority to boost the federal IT workforce when they deem there is a critical need or severe shortage of highly-qualified employees.

Union presses bill mandating 600 new CBP hires each year

Federal employee unions have repeatedly knocked the current White House for proposing too many cuts, and trying to push various agencies to do too much with too little—and once again, a major union is pressing for more resources for a crucial government function.

'Ban the box' bill advances in House committee

The House Oversight and Reform Committee has advanced bipartisan legislation that would give formerly incarcerated job applicants a fairer chance at obtaining federal employment.

More than 1,000 TSA employees still have not received full shutdown back pay

Federal employees are now in their third pay period since the end of partial government shutdown, yet more than 1,000 Transportation Security Administration workers still have not received their full back pay, and a group of democratic lawmakers want answers.

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Trump announces third leader for OPM

President Trump has announced his intent to fill the top leadership position at the Office of Personnel Management, for a third time in two years.

Rising VA healthcare job vacancies—and outsourcing—spur union alarm

The number of unfilled positions at the Department of Veterans Affairs continues to increase—recently hitting 49,000 according to VA data, with 4,000 vacancies added just since August.

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