A few items that caught our attention Friday:
EPA awarded ethics certificate to Lisa Jackson alias “Richard Windsor.” That’s according to the Washington Examiner, which learned about the matter through a Freedom of Information Request. “Richard Windsor” was also a top student in the EPA’s ethical-behavior class, according to the Examiner article.
VA recommended leader for presidential award despite Legionnaires’ outbreak. Veteran’s Affairs praised regional director Michael Moreland and nominated him for the prestigious Presidential Distinguished Rank Award, even though he oversaw the Pittsburgh division where the outbreak started in 2011. The Pittsburgh Post Gazette has the story.
‘IRS waste undermines employees.’ The Starship Enterprise endeavored to “go where no government employee has gone before.” But Federal Diary columnist Joe Davidson wrote that IRS managers went too far with a “Star Trek” parody that many critics are citing as an example of excess at the lavish Anaheim conference that landed the agency in trouble. Read more in Friday’s Federal Diary column.
Some Marine logistics bases to essentially shut down on furlough days. Two major logistics bases will effectively shut down this summer on days when civilian workers are furloughed. Civilians far outnumber Marines on those particular bases, according to an article from the Federal Times.
Does Senate take three times longer to confirm Obama’s judicial nominees? Post Fact Checker columnist Glenn Kessler explored that issue in his Friday column, which awarded Two Pinocchios to the president.
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