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Posted at 11:55 AM ET, 08/30/2013

GAO report on VA accreditation program ‘deeply troubling,’ senators say

The report criticizes the VA for lax enforcement of its rules on accrediting financial planners, attorneys, insurance agents and others.

By Steve Vogel  |  11:55 AM ET, 08/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  veterans

Posted at 06:02 AM ET, 08/30/2013

Obamacare affects executive and legislative employees differently

The law pushes members of Congress and the staffers onto healthcare exchanges, but executive-branch employees can keep their existing plans.

By Josh Hicks  |  06:02 AM ET, 08/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  eye opener

Posted at 04:00 PM ET, 08/29/2013

Lottery decides attendance for swearing-in of new labor secretary

Lottery held for employees to attend new Labor Secretary's swearing in.

By Lisa Rein  |  04:00 PM ET, 08/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:30 PM ET, 08/29/2013

VA expanding counseling services on campuses

The agency will nearly triple the number of colleges and universities where it offers on-campus vocational and rehabilitative VA counseling.

By Steve Vogel  |  03:30 PM ET, 08/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  veterans

Posted at 02:33 PM ET, 08/29/2013

IRS to treat same-sex marriages equally for tax purposes

The new policy comes in response to the June Supreme Court ruling that overturned a key section of the Defense of Marriage Act.

By Josh Hicks  |  02:33 PM ET, 08/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  gay marriage

Posted at 12:43 PM ET, 08/29/2013

Civilian medical staffers leaving Defense amid furloughs

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By Josh Hicks  |  12:43 PM ET, 08/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  eye catchers

Posted at 06:01 AM ET, 08/29/2013

Labor names program manager to boost employment for female vets

The Department of Labor will introduce its first women veterans program manager at a symposium Thursday morning.

By Steve Vogel  |  06:01 AM ET, 08/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  veterans

Posted at 06:02 AM ET, 08/28/2013

Janet Napolitano bids farewell to Department of Homeland Security

The outgoing Homeland Security secretary chided Congress for inaction on immigration reform and claimed credit for a more flexible agency.

By Josh Hicks  |  06:02 AM ET, 08/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  eye opener

Posted at 02:05 PM ET, 08/27/2013

Patients at Martinsburg VA medical center displaced by mold

Dormitories housing 175 patients at the Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Martinsburg, W.Va., have been closed after tests showed the presence of mold in many of the rooms.

By Steve Vogel  |  02:05 PM ET, 08/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  veterans

Posted at 06:01 AM ET, 08/27/2013

Bill would end federal funding for lawmakers' health coverage

The measure would leave lawmakers fending for themselves on the new insurance exchanges forming under Obamacare.

By Josh Hicks  |  06:01 AM ET, 08/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  eye opener

Posted at 04:25 PM ET, 08/26/2013

PTSD in the spotlight at White House Medal of Honor ceremony

The struggles faced by many veterans and servicemembers in coping with post-traumatic stress took center stage at the White House on Monday.

By Steve Vogel  |  04:25 PM ET, 08/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  PTSD

Posted at 11:48 AM ET, 08/26/2013

Federal agencies urged to allow telework on Wednesday

OPM warns of traffic delays from events related to anniversary of King speech.

By Eric Yoder  |  11:48 AM ET, 08/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  federal employees, march on Washington, telework, work schedule

Posted at 08:01 AM ET, 08/26/2013

Cardin to hold sequester talk at Nuclear Regulatory Commission

The Maryland senator has called for an end to the automatic spending cuts.

By Josh Hicks  |  08:01 AM ET, 08/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  sequester talk

Posted at 06:02 AM ET, 08/26/2013

Review of DOD furlough appeals to resume after Labor Day

The Merit System Protection Board put the appeals on hold this month due to an avalanche of claims.

By Josh Hicks  |  06:02 AM ET, 08/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  eye opener

Posted at 04:42 PM ET, 08/23/2013

GAO: VA gave doctors bonus pay without a clear link to performance

Study says agency awarded bonuses to most of the doctors and dentists serving at its medical centers despite lacking reasonable assurances that the added pay was linked to performance.

By Steve Vogel  |  04:42 PM ET, 08/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  veterans

Posted at 01:17 PM ET, 08/23/2013

Recent U.S.-Russia snubs don't affect joint military exercise

The training operation will focus on dealing with a potential airplane-hijacking scenario.

By Josh Hicks  |  01:17 PM ET, 08/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  U.S.-Russia relations

Posted at 06:02 AM ET, 08/23/2013

The federal buildings of film and television

The GSA this week highlighted some of the starring properties.

By Josh Hicks  |  06:02 AM ET, 08/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  eye opener

Posted at 03:53 PM ET, 08/22/2013

Study finds 'incomplete' employer understanding of USERRA

A new RAND study of the federal law finds "incomplete" employer support for and knowledge of it, but says no substantial revisions are needed.

By Steve Vogel  |  03:53 PM ET, 08/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:44 PM ET, 08/22/2013

Are fed-bashers crushing federal workforce?

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By Josh Hicks  |  01:44 PM ET, 08/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  eye catchers

Posted at 06:02 AM ET, 08/22/2013

Inspector general begins probe of Postal Service conferences

The probe is supposed to determine whether the agency has misused funds for its employee events.

By Josh Hicks  |  06:02 AM ET, 08/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  eye opener

Posted at 01:17 PM ET, 08/21/2013

VA and HUD announce funding for homeless veterans

The department of Veterans Affairs and Housing and Urban Development announced $7.8 million in new funding Tuesday that the agencies say will provide housing and clinical services for 1,120 homeless veterans.

By Steve Vogel  |  01:17 PM ET, 08/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:01 AM ET, 08/21/2013

Court limits appeal rights for 'sensitive' federal jobs

Critics say the ruling could allow supervisors to punish employees with impunity by classifying their positions as "noncritical sensitive."

By Josh Hicks  |  06:01 AM ET, 08/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  eye opener

Posted at 03:52 PM ET, 08/20/2013

Rep. Chris Van Hollen to file lawsuit against IRS over tax-exemption rules

The lawsuit will challenge IRS rules related to social welfare groups.

By Josh Hicks  |  03:52 PM ET, 08/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  irs controversy

Posted at 02:00 PM ET, 08/20/2013

Once-ailing GOP activist supports Obamacare

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By Josh Hicks  |  02:00 PM ET, 08/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  eye catchers

Posted at 12:56 PM ET, 08/20/2013

Figures show continued decline in disability backlog, but criticism persists

A petition calls for President Obama to end the disability claims backlog and fire Secretary of Veteran Affairs Eric Shinseki, even as figures show a drop in the number of cases awaiting action.

By Steve Vogel  |  12:56 PM ET, 08/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:17 PM ET, 08/20/2013

Postal Service to unveil March on Washington stamp this week

The new stamp is part of a three-part set to commemorate the civil rights movement this year.

By Josh Hicks  |  12:17 PM ET, 08/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:02 AM ET, 08/20/2013

Federal workers to be surveyed about benefits

Prior polls of the workforce revealed importance of health benefits, retirement programs.

By Eric Yoder  |  06:02 AM ET, 08/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Federal benefits, federal employees, survey

Posted at 04:05 PM ET, 08/19/2013

Spending cuts have grounded federal travel

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By Josh Hicks  |  04:05 PM ET, 08/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  eye catchers, sequester

Posted at 02:52 PM ET, 08/19/2013

Cardin: IRS needs to quickly address tax rules for same-sex couples

Sen. Ben Cardin (D-Md.) issued sent to the heads of the IRS and Treasury Department calling for swift action.

By Josh Hicks  |  02:52 PM ET, 08/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  same sex marriage

Posted at 06:02 AM ET, 08/19/2013

Are Washington's policies causing a retirement 'brain drain' at federal agencies?

A new online ticker claims to show the hours of institutional knowledge lost through federal-worker retirements this year.

By Josh Hicks  |  06:02 AM ET, 08/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  eye opener

Posted at 04:18 PM ET, 08/16/2013

Federal judges urge Congress to end sequestration

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By Josh Hicks  |  04:18 PM ET, 08/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  eye catchers

Posted at 03:49 PM ET, 08/16/2013

Program for needy feds running out of money

FEEA helps federal workers when they need money. Now it's the one going broke

By Joe Davidson  |  03:49 PM ET, 08/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Assisting needy feds

Posted at 03:05 PM ET, 08/16/2013

Do female combat vets face added mental health risks?

A recent study suggests that women who deploy to combat zones may be more susceptible to psychiatric disorders than men.

By Steve Vogel  |  03:05 PM ET, 08/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:29 PM ET, 08/16/2013

New Web site allows easy salary spying on federal workers

The site offers a searchable database and interactive Google map that quickly reveals federal pay information.

By Josh Hicks  |  02:29 PM ET, 08/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  federal pay

Posted at 06:02 AM ET, 08/16/2013

Who would the public blame for a government shutdown?

Recent polling provides useful clues to help answer that question.

By Josh Hicks and Scott Clement  |  06:02 AM ET, 08/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  eye opener

Posted at 04:42 PM ET, 08/15/2013

Sen. Cardin expects 'greater appetite' for ending sequester this fall

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By Josh Hicks  |  04:42 PM ET, 08/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  eye catchers

Posted at 02:06 PM ET, 08/15/2013

Biden, Shinseki to address American Legion veterans

Senior administration officials are frequent speakers at the annual late summer conventions for the service organizations.

By Steve Vogel  |  02:06 PM ET, 08/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:02 AM ET, 08/15/2013

Review board halts processing of DOD furlough appeals

The Merit Systems Protection Board said a large volume of appeals from the civilian defense employees led to the delay.

By Josh Hicks  |  06:02 AM ET, 08/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  eye opener

Posted at 01:59 PM ET, 08/14/2013

Postal Service changes Priority Mail lineup to enhance shipping business

USPS will now offer free insurance and tracking, along with day-specific delivery.

By Josh Hicks  |  01:59 PM ET, 08/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Postal Service

Posted at 12:29 PM ET, 08/14/2013

Pentagon extends benefits to same-sex military spouses

The move comes in response to a Supreme Court decision that struck down part of the Defense of Marriage Act.

By Josh Hicks  |  12:29 PM ET, 08/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  same-sex benefits

Posted at 06:02 AM ET, 08/14/2013

IRS drumbeat continues with Congress on break

House Republicans have demanded work-related e-mails from the personal account of IRS official Lois Lerner.

By Josh Hicks  |  06:02 AM ET, 08/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  eye opener

Posted at 03:05 PM ET, 08/13/2013

Postal Service expects only five-day cash reserve in October

USPS officials project a slim cushion to protect the agency in the event of an unexpected downturn.

By Josh Hicks  |  03:05 PM ET, 08/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  postal finances

Posted at 02:56 PM ET, 08/13/2013

NSA to cut 90 percent of systems administrators

NSA to cut 90 percent of systems administrators in wake of secret disclosures by Edward Snowden.

By Joe Davidson  |  02:56 PM ET, 08/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  National Security Agency

Posted at 01:22 PM ET, 08/13/2013

Government increases scrutiny of Bitcoin

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By Josh Hicks  |  01:22 PM ET, 08/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  eye catchers

Posted at 06:02 AM ET, 08/13/2013

Pentagon allows few exceptions to limits on employee awards

Pentagon imposes tight limits on performance payments and other incentives for its civilian workers.

By Eric Yoder  |  06:02 AM ET, 08/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  awards, defense department, federal employees, sequestration

Posted at 03:56 PM ET, 08/12/2013

NLRB finally working with full slate of board members

The panel has not operated with five Senate-confirmed members since August 2003.

By Josh Hicks  |  03:56 PM ET, 08/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  nlrb

Posted at 03:11 PM ET, 08/12/2013

Obama will exempt military personnel if sequester continues

The White House budget office said the president will shield military personnel if the cuts continue in 2014.

By Josh Hicks  |  03:11 PM ET, 08/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  sequester 2014

Posted at 02:51 PM ET, 08/12/2013

Social Security Administration now processing same-sex marriage benefit claims

Social Security program is one of many benefits affected by the Defense of Marriage Act case.

By Eric Yoder  |  02:51 PM ET, 08/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  federal employees, same sex marriage, social security administration, Social Security Benefits, survivor benefits

Posted at 02:01 PM ET, 08/12/2013

Furloughed defense employee wins lottery

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By Josh Hicks  |  02:01 PM ET, 08/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  eye catchers

Posted at 06:02 AM ET, 08/12/2013

Obama says VA has reduced backlog of disability claims

The president said during a speech to disabled veterans: "We are not where we need to be, but we're making progress."

By Josh Hicks  |  06:02 AM ET, 08/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  eye opener

Posted at 03:57 PM ET, 08/09/2013

HUD cuts furlough days

The Department of Housing and Urban Development is the latest federal agency to reduce the number of furlough days.

By Joe Davidson  |  03:57 PM ET, 08/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Federal furloughs

Posted at 03:51 PM ET, 08/09/2013

Almost 30,000 federal employees appeal furloughs

Almost 30,000 federal employees who are forced to take unpaid days off had appealed the action as of the close of business Thursday, seeing back pay.

By Lisa Rein  |  03:51 PM ET, 08/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:34 PM ET, 08/09/2013

Postal Service finances improve during third quarter but still show major loss

USPS lost $740 million during the third quarter, showing an improvement over the first half of the year.

By Josh Hicks  |  03:34 PM ET, 08/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  postal finances

Posted at 02:35 PM ET, 08/09/2013

Rise in TSP loans, withdrawals accompanies furloughs

Federal employees have taken increasing numbers of loans and withdrawals from their retirement savings accounts in recent months.

By Eric Yoder  |  02:35 PM ET, 08/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  federal employees, furloughs, loans, sequestration, Thrift Savings Plan, withdrawals

Posted at 06:02 AM ET, 08/09/2013

What's the situation with federal furlough appeals?

A Q&A with the chairwoman of the Merit Systems Protection Board, which has received 26,000 furlough appeals.

By Lisa Rein  |  06:02 AM ET, 08/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  eye opener

Posted at 03:47 PM ET, 08/08/2013

IRS postpones August furlough day

The move marks the agency's second cancellation of mandatory time off work in less than a month.

By Josh Hicks  |  03:47 PM ET, 08/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  IRS furloughs

Posted at 02:57 PM ET, 08/08/2013

Pentagon ponders remedies for overly furloughed workers

With furloughs reduced from 11 to 6 days, the Defense Department is trying to figure out how to compensate workers who have already taken more than their share.

By Steve Vogel  |  02:57 PM ET, 08/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  furloughs

Posted at 02:52 PM ET, 08/08/2013

VA reverses denial of benefits in Agent Orange case

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By Josh Hicks  |  02:52 PM ET, 08/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  eye openers

Posted at 01:51 PM ET, 08/08/2013

Defense workers, how is the furloughed life?

Civilian defense workers can share their experiences dealing with unpaid leave under the Pentagon's sequester plan.

By Josh Hicks  |  01:51 PM ET, 08/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  defense furloughs

Posted at 12:29 PM ET, 08/08/2013

Director of federal drug-abuse research nominated for 'Sammie' award

Nora Volkow has headed the National Institute on Drug Abuse and has helped establish addiction as a topic worthy of scientific study.

By Josh Hicks  |  12:29 PM ET, 08/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  sammie awards

Posted at 08:02 AM ET, 08/08/2013

Coburn ends hold on OPM nominee Katherine Archuleta

The GOP senator had demanded answers for how President Obama's healthcare law would affect Capitol Hill staffers.

By Josh Hicks  |  08:02 AM ET, 08/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  obamacare

Posted at 06:02 AM ET, 08/08/2013

FEC chair requests probe of agency's ties with IRS

The review will examine whether the FEC coordinated with the IRS in targeting groups based on their political beliefs.

By Josh Hicks  |  06:02 AM ET, 08/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  eye opener

Posted at 05:11 PM ET, 08/07/2013

Zillow values White House at $319 million

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By Josh Hicks  |  05:11 PM ET, 08/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  eye catchers

Posted at 11:10 AM ET, 08/07/2013

Employer health-premium share will continue for Hill staff forced out of FEHBP

Decision addresses issue that has caused anxiety as deadline approaches for some to switch to Affordable Care Act coverage.

By Eric Yoder  |  11:10 AM ET, 08/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Affodable Care Act, affordable care act, capitol hill staff, employer contribution, FEHBP, obamacare

Posted at 06:01 AM ET, 08/07/2013

NOAA denies application to import beluga whales for display

PETA and actress Kim Basinger pressed NOAA to deny the request from a marine-mammal park.

By Josh Hicks  |  06:01 AM ET, 08/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  eye opener

Posted at 01:54 PM ET, 08/06/2013

Pentagon reduces defense furloughs from 11 to 6 days

Pentagon officials confirmed the plan on Tuesday as civilian defense workers entered their fifth week of furloughs.

By Steve Vogel and Josh Hicks  |  01:54 PM ET, 08/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  defense furloughs

Posted at 06:01 AM ET, 08/06/2013

Senate finds bipartisan postal bill where House did not

The measure represents a middle ground between the proposals by House Republicans and Democrats.

By Josh Hicks  |  06:01 AM ET, 08/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  eye opener

Posted at 04:36 PM ET, 08/05/2013

DOMA decision triggers federal retirement policy changes

Federal retirees now may provide survivor benefits to same-sex spouses but at a cost.

By Eric Yoder  |  04:36 PM ET, 08/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  defense of marriage act, federal employees, federal retirement, survivor benefits

Posted at 04:00 PM ET, 08/05/2013

White House invites submissions for federal-employee SAVE awards

The award recognizes cost-cutting ideas from rank-and-file federal workers.

By Josh Hicks  |  04:00 PM ET, 08/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  save award

Posted at 03:09 PM ET, 08/05/2013

Senate panel backs 1 percent raise for federal employees

A Senate committee took the first firm step toward paying federal employees a raise in January.

By Eric Yoder  |  03:09 PM ET, 08/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  2014 raise, federal employees, pay, pay freeze

Posted at 03:09 PM ET, 08/05/2013

OPM to miss goal for clearing retirement-claims backlog

The agency cited a loss of overtime hours and a spike in retirements as obstacles to meeting its goal.

By Josh Hicks  |  03:09 PM ET, 08/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  retirement claims

Posted at 06:01 AM ET, 08/05/2013

Federal-employee groups want to tweak phased-retirement rules

Phased retirement will allow feds to work part-time after the age of retirement while receiving partial annuities and paying toward benefits.

By Josh Hicks  |  06:01 AM ET, 08/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  eye opener

Posted at 03:35 PM ET, 08/02/2013

House passes bill to improve federal customer service

The measure would set government-wide customer service standards, including targets for response times.

By Josh Hicks  |  03:35 PM ET, 08/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  customer service

Posted at 12:57 PM ET, 08/02/2013

Davita Vance-Cooks confirmed as first female and African American public printer

The Senate unanimously confirmed Davita Vance-Cooks to head the Government Printing Office on Friday.

By Josh Hicks  |  12:57 PM ET, 08/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  gpo

Posted at 06:02 AM ET, 08/02/2013

Furlough appeals keep coming

The small Merit Systems Protection Board has put a hold on processing furlough appeals because of the high volume

By Lisa Rein  |  06:02 AM ET, 08/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  eye opener

Posted at 02:54 PM ET, 08/01/2013

Obama to nominate John Koskinen for IRS chief

John Koskinen is an organizational restructuring expert who oversaw the government's preparations for Y2K.

By Josh Hicks  |  02:54 PM ET, 08/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  obama nominees

Posted at 01:52 PM ET, 08/01/2013

Republicans demand communications between IRS and FEC

E-mails have raised concerns that the IRS may have shared confidential taxpayer information with the FEC.

By Josh Hicks  |  01:52 PM ET, 08/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  irs controversy

Posted at 11:36 AM ET, 08/01/2013

TSA promises reform after increase of misconduct cases

The House Committee of Homeland Security hosted a hearing prompting the TSA to improve its inconsistent methods of examining allegations of misconduct.

By Ruth Tam  |  11:36 AM ET, 08/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  federal employees, federal jobs, tsa

Posted at 06:02 AM ET, 08/01/2013

Senate panel to discuss 'regulatory paralysis'

The Senate Judiciary's new oversight subcommittee will examine the impacts of delays in the regulation-review process.

By Josh Hicks  |  06:02 AM ET, 08/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  eye opener

 

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